Public schools; evaluation & recommendations for certain current and proposed policies, revisions. (HB938)

Introduced By

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield) with support from 18 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan), Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), A.C. Cordoza, Tara Durant (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater), Del. Anne Ferrell Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Kim Taylor (R-Dinwiddie), Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg), Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Del. Scott Wyatt (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Education; stakeholder group; evaluation of and recommendations for certain current and proposed policies and performance standards for public elementary and secondary schools. Requires the Board of Education to collaborate with the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Secretary of Education to convene a group of stakeholders to include parents, public school principals, public school superintendents, public school board members, public school teachers, institutions of higher education, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, industry partners and employers, and other concerned stakeholders to evaluate, to implement where possible, and to otherwise make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding the following goals: (i) promoting excellence in instruction and student achievement in mathematics; (ii) expanding the Advanced Studies Diploma as an option for students in public high schools in the Commonwealth; (iii) increasing the transparency and honesty of performance measures for public elementary and secondary schools in the Commonwealth; (iv) ensuring that performance measures for public elementary and secondary schools prioritize the attainment of grade-level proficiency and growth during the course of a school year and from school year to school year in reading and mathematics for all students, especially in grades kindergarten through five; (v) ensuring that the Commonwealth's proficiency standards on Standards of Learning assessments in reading and mathematics are maintained; and (vi) ensuring a strong accreditation system that promotes meaningful accountability year-over-year. The bill requires the Secretary of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, no later than November 30, 2022, to report to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health the results of such evaluation and recommendations to achieve such goals. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104194D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/26/2022Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
01/27/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB938)
02/02/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
02/07/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Education with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Read first time
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB938E
02/10/2022Printed as engrossed 22104194D-E
02/11/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2022VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB938E)
03/03/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/03/2022Committee substitute printed 22106901D-S1
03/03/2022Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Passed by for the day
03/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB938S1)
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/08/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106901D-S1
03/08/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB938S1
03/08/2022Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate substitute agreed to by House 22106901D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
03/09/2022VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB938ER)
03/11/2022Signed by Speaker
03/11/2022Signed by President
03/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB938ER)
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/06/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 99 (effective 7/1/22)
04/06/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0099)

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