Public school bus drivers; Department of Education to study root causes of shortages. (HJ84)

Introduced By

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Irene Shin (D-Herndon), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

Study; Department of Education; root causes of public school bus driver shortages and working conditions of public school bus drivers in the Commonwealth; report. Requests that the Department of Education, with the assistance of each local school board, to study the root causes of public school bus driver shortages and the working conditions of public school bus drivers in the Commonwealth by (i) administering to each public school bus driver in each local school division in the Commonwealth and as many former public school bus drivers as is feasible a survey to determine the level of satisfaction with and the need for improvement to the working conditions of public school bus drivers in the Commonwealth, (ii) analyzing such survey data and such other information and data as it deems necessary and advisable, including information from other states and school districts contained therein that have had success in addressing public school bus driver shortages by addressing working conditions, and (iii) making recommendations for statutory, regulatory, or budgetary changes that may contribute to the improvement of the working conditions of public school bus drivers. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Committee
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103844D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Rules
02/02/2022Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/07/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
02/15/2022Left in Rules

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