Constitutional amendment; public schools, standards of quality. (HJ548)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first reference); education; public schools; standards of quality. Provides that it is the responsibility of the Commonwealth, rather than the General Assembly, to provide for a system of free public elementary and secondary schools and to ensure a high-quality educational program is established and maintained. The amendment also removes the authority of the General Assembly to revise the standards of quality that are determined and prescribed by the Board of Education for school divisions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101317D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2021Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments
02/05/2021Left in Privileges and Elections