Students with disabilities, certain; feasibility of educational placement transition. (HB49)

Introduced By

Del. Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; pilot program; feasibility of educational placement transition of certain students with disabilities. Requires the Department of Education and relevant local school boards to develop and implement a pilot program for the transition of students who are educated in private school settings pursuant to Individualized Education Programs to the appropriate public school setting in the relevant local school division for up to four years in two to eight local school divisions in the Commonwealth. In developing the pilot, the Department is required to partner with the appropriate school board employees in each such local school division to (i) identify the resources, services, and supports required by each student who resides in each such local school division and who is educated in a private school setting pursuant to his Individualized Education Program; (ii) study the feasibility of transitioning each such student from his private school setting to an appropriate public school setting in the local school division and providing the identified resources, services, and supports in such public school setting; and (iii) recommend a process for redirecting federal, state, and local funds, including funds provided pursuant to the Children's Services Act, provided for the education of each such student to the local school division for the purpose of providing the identified resources, services, and supports in the appropriate public school setting. The bill requires the Department of Education to make a report to the Governor, the Senate Committees on Education and Health and Finance, and the House Committees on Education and Appropriations on the findings of the pilot program after two and four years. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


11/25/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101219D
11/25/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB49)
01/15/2020Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/27/2020Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
01/27/2020Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
01/31/2020Continued to 2021 in Appropriations
12/04/2020Left in Appropriations


BilltheThrill writes:

Work 195 days and retire in their 50s w a pension (75% here in Va)
Why not 240 days w retirement in their 60s
Like the rest us us
Then parents could have year round school