Public schools; Board of Education may establish regional charter school divisions. (HB356)

Introduced By

Del. Anne Ferrell Tata (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Amanda Batten (R-Toano)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; regional charter school divisions. Authorizes the Board of Education (the Board) to establish regional charter school divisions consisting of at least two but not more than three existing school divisions in any case in which (i) each such local school division is in close proximity and has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students and (ii) at least two such local school divisions have grades three through eight math and English reading Standards of Learning assessment performance in the bottom quartile of the Commonwealth. The bill requires such regional charter school divisions to be supervised by a school board that consists of eight members appointed by the Board and one member appointed by the localities of each of the underlying divisions. The bill authorizes the school board, after a review by the Board, to review and approve public charter school applications in the regional charter school divisions and to contract with the applicant. The bill requires that the state share of Standards of Quality per pupil funding of the underlying school district in which the student resides be transferred to such school. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103820D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/26/2022Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
02/07/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Education with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22106049D-H1
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB356H1)
02/09/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
02/09/2022Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee on Education substitute agreed to 22106049D-H1
02/14/2022Committee on Appropriations amendments agreed to
02/14/2022Pending question ordered
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB356EH1
02/14/2022Printed as engrossed 22106049D-EH1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (50-Y 48-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (50-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB356EH1)
02/24/2022Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

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