Public schools; severe weather conditions and other emergency situations. (SB1132)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem) with support from co-patron Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; severe weather conditions and other emergency situations; unscheduled remote learning days. Provides that when severe weather conditions or other emergency situations have resulted in the closing of any school in a school division for in-person instruction, the school division may declare an unscheduled remote learning day whereby the school provides synchronous or asynchronous instruction, or some combination thereof, to all students in the school in lieu of in-person instruction without a reduction in the amount paid by the Commonwealth from the Basic School Aid Fund, provided that the school division has established an unscheduled remote learning day plan that ensures that every student is provided instruction and services on such unscheduled remote learning day that are comparable in quality to the instruction and services provided to learners on any other remote learning day. Read the Bill »


01/19/2021: Passed the Senate


12/31/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101830D
12/31/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2021Reported from Education and Health (12-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/14/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1132)
01/15/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2021Read second time
01/18/2021Reading of amendment waived
01/18/2021Amendment by Senator Suetterlein agreed to
01/18/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1132E
01/18/2021Printed as engrossed 21101830D-E
01/19/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1790.

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