School boards; inclusion of enrolled students in work of boards. (HB958)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Rozia Henson (D-Woodbridge), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), and Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commission on Civic Education; model guidance on student participation in the work of local school boards. Requires the Commission on Civic Education, in conjunction with such stakeholders as it deems appropriate, to create and provide to each local school board no later than July 1, 2025, model guidance on the inclusion and involvement of students enrolled in the local school division in the work of the local school board, including model guidance on a process and structure for adding a student representative to the local school board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101554D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB958)
02/01/2024Assigned Education sub: K-12 Subcommittee
02/06/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2024Reported from Education with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Committee substitute printed 24105903D-H1
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24105903D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB958H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (52-Y 47-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (52-Y 47-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
02/23/2024Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/29/2024Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Reading of amendment waived
03/04/2024Committee amendment agreed to
03/04/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/04/2024Passed Senate with amendment
03/05/2024Senate amendment agreed to by House (52-Y 47-N)
03/05/2024VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 47-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB958ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024G Vetoed by Governor
04/17/2024House sustained Governor's veto

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