Public schools; severe weather conditions and other emergency situations. (HB1790)

Introduced By

Del. Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; severe weather conditions and other emergency situations; unscheduled remote learning days. Provides that when severe weather conditions or other emergency situations have resulted in the closing of any school in a school division for in-person instruction, the school division may declare an unscheduled remote learning day whereby the school provides synchronous or asynchronous instruction, or some combination thereof, to all students in the school in lieu of in-person instruction without a reduction in the amount paid by the Commonwealth from the Basic School Aid Fund, provided that the school division has established an unscheduled remote learning day plan that ensures that every student is provided instruction and services on such unscheduled remote learning day that are comparable in quality to the instruction and services provided to learners on any other remote learning day. Read the Bill »


01/26/2021: In Committee


01/01/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101395D
01/01/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2021Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/14/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1790)
01/15/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/18/2021Reported from Education with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2021Read first time
01/20/2021Read second time
01/20/2021Committee amendment agreed to
01/20/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB1790E
01/20/2021Printed as engrossed 21101395D-E
01/21/2021Passed by for the day
01/22/2021Passed by for the day
01/25/2021Read third time and passed House (77-Y 23-N)
01/25/2021VOTE: Passage (77-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
01/25/2021Passed House (75-Y 25-N)
01/25/2021VOTE: Passage #2 (75-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health

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The following bills are identical to this one: SB1132.

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