Public elementary and secondary education; cultural competency training. (HB1093)

Introduced By

Del. Amanda Batten (R-Toano) with support from co-patrons Del. Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke), and Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public elementary and secondary education; school boards and employees; cultural competency training; evaluations. Requires the evaluation of each public school teacher and principal and division superintendent to include an evaluation of cultural competency if the relevant local school board has adopted and implemented policies to require cultural competency training. Under current law, such an evaluation of cultural competency is required and not conditioned upon any such action of the local school board. The bill permits any school board to adopt and implement policies that require each teacher and any other school board employee holding a license issued by the Board of Education to complete cultural competency training, in accordance with guidance issued by the Board of Education, at least every two years, but only after providing 30 days' advanced written notice of and holding a public hearing regarding the adoption and implementation of such policies. Current law requires such cultural competency training and makes no provision for such notice and public hearing. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102820D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1093)
01/27/2022Assigned Education sub: K-12
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
02/07/2022Reported from Education (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Read first time
02/10/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2022Read third time and passed House (51-Y 48-N)
02/11/2022VOTE: Passage (51-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/22/2022Assigned Education sub: Public Education
03/03/2022Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)