Pandemic Remediation Task Force; established, report. (HB2184)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater)

Progress

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

Description

Pandemic Remediation Task Force established. Establishes the 22-member Pandemic Remediation Task Force (the task force) as an advisory task force in the executive branch of state government, to be administered by the Department of Education, for the purpose of making recommendations on strategies for improving public education in the Commonwealth in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that can be implemented in each region and local school division in order to achieve a measure of uniformity in such improvements across the Commonwealth. The bill requires the task force to (i) develop recommendations for policies and funding that would assist public elementary and secondary school students impacted by school closures and the remote learning environment during the COVID-19 pandemic to adequately obtain core educational material that they may not have otherwise successfully retained during the course of such pandemic; (ii) develop a uniform strategy for public elementary and secondary schools to effectively identify students in need of remediation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide remediation coursework and resources to such students; (iii) consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student achievement gaps and make recommendations on the interventions and additional services, such as tutoring, mentoring, and services from private educational service providers, that may be necessary to ensure that such gaps do not widen further beyond pre-pandemic levels; and (iv) submit to the Governor and the General Assembly, no later than December 1, an annual report on its work. The task force has a sunset date of July 1, 2024. Read the Bill »

Status

01/19/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Committee
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101789D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2021Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)

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