Recovery high schools; establishment, authorization in certain Superintendents' regions. (HB696)

Introduced By

Del. Anne Ferrell Tata (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Establishment of recovery high schools; authorization in certain Superintendent's regions. Authorizes any school board that governs a school division located in Superintendent's Region 2, 4, or 7 to establish a recovery high school in the relevant school division as a year-round high school (i) for which enrollment is open to any high school student who resides in the relevant Superintendent's region and is in the early stages of recovery from substance use disorder or dependency and (ii) for the purpose of providing such students with the academic, emotional, and social support necessary to make progress toward earning a high school diploma and reintegrating into a traditional high school setting. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24100860D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2024Assigned Education sub: K-12 Subcommittee
02/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB696)
02/06/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/06/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2024Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/21/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Public Education
02/29/2024Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/04/2024Continued to 2025 in Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 1-N)

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