Teachers and other licensed school board employees; cultural competency. (HB1904)

Introduced By

Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Teachers and other licensed school board employees; cultural competency. Requires teacher, principal, and division superintendent evaluations to include an evaluation of cultural competency. The bill requires every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license from the Board of Education (i) to complete instruction or training in cultural competency and (ii) with an endorsement in history and social sciences to complete instruction in African American history, as prescribed by the Board. The bill also requires each school board to adopt and implement policies that require each teacher and any other school board employee holding a license issued by the Board to complete cultural competency training, in accordance with guidance issued by the Board, at least every two years. This bill is identical to SB 1196. Read the Bill »

Status

07/25/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101996D
01/08/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2021Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/15/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/18/2021Reported from Education (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1904)
01/19/2021Read first time
01/20/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2021Read third time and passed House (59-Y 41-N)
01/21/2021VOTE: Passage (59-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/22/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Reported from Education and Health (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Read third time
02/15/2021Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Enrolled
02/17/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1904ER)
02/17/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1904ER)
02/17/2021Signed by President
02/18/2021Signed by Speaker
02/19/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 19, 2021
02/19/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 26, 2021
02/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 23 (effective 7/1/21)
02/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0023)

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