School boards; teachers to ensure planning time and planning periods. (HB440)

Introduced By

Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School boards; teachers; planning time and planning periods. Requires each local school board to ensure that each elementary school teacher is provided an average of one 45-minute period per school day of planning time and that each middle and high school teacher is provided an average of one planning period per school day, which shall be at least 45 minutes or one class period, whichever is longer. The bill permits local school boards and teachers to enter into an appropriate contractual arrangement providing for compensation in lieu of such planning time or period. Under current law, public elementary school teachers are guaranteed at least an average of 30 minutes of planning time per school day during a school week. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100719D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/2022Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB440CHP)
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB440)
01/24/2022Assigned Education sub: K-12
01/25/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/25/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2022Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB440)
01/31/2022Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2022Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/02/2022Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 4-N)
02/15/2022Left in Appropriations

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