COVID-19; JLARC to study the impact on Virginia's public schools, students, and school employees. (HJ549)

Introduced By

Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; JLARC; impact of COVID-19 on Virginia's public schools, students, and school employees; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the impact of COVID-19 on Virginia's public schools, students, and school employees, including (i) examining and determining reasons for barriers to student success in virtual and hybrid models as well as the overall impact of COVID-19 face-to-face learning restrictions on previously existing student achievement gaps, student achievement, and student well-being, including any disproportionate impact on at-risk populations; (ii) determining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on staffing levels, including the impact of teacher and school employee retirements and resignations on delivery of instruction and the ability of local school boards to fully staff their needs, employment levels, and local budgets; (iii) determining the short-term and projected long-term changes in student enrollment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of such changes on funding levels; (iv) determining the impact of implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures in public schools; (v) evaluating public schools' level of emergency preparedness to face another pandemic or statewide crisis and making recommendations to help guide planning for such events; and (vi) examining programs that can address learning loss and identifying barriers to implementing those programs, including resource gaps. Read the Bill »

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02/23/2021: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101153D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
01/20/2021Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
01/22/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2021Reported from Rules with amendment(s) (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Taken up
01/26/2021Committee amendments agreed to
01/26/2021Engrossed by House as amended HJ549E
01/26/2021Printed as engrossed 21101153D-E
01/26/2021Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/26/2021VOTE: Agree To (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Reading waived
01/27/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2021Left in Rules

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