Public schools; regional charter school divisions. (SB125)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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 regions in which each underlying school division has (i) an enrollment of more than 3,000 students and (ii) one or more schools that have accreditation denied status for two out of the past three years. 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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101898D
01/07/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/01/2022Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/03/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Failed to report (defeated) in Education and Health (7-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)

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