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2012 General Assembly Briefing. D. Patrick Lacy, Jr. Stacy L. Haney. Overview. Defeated Bills Governor’s Education Agenda Other Bills. Defeated Bills. HB 94 (Albo) Required use of Robert’s Rules of Order Stricken at the request of the patron HB 138 (Cole)

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2012 general assembly briefing

2012 General Assembly Briefing

D. Patrick Lacy, Jr.

Stacy L. Haney

overview
Overview
  • Defeated Bills
  • Governor’s Education Agenda
  • Other Bills
defeated bills
Defeated Bills
  • HB 94 (Albo)
    • Required use of Robert’s Rules of Order
    • Stricken at the request of the patron
  • HB 138 (Cole)
    • Required schools to determine immigration status of students/parents and report data to VDOE
    • Laid on the table
defeated bills4
Defeated Bills
  • HB 225(Habeeb)
    • Required Board of Education to adopt regulations establishing standards for accreditation based on student growth measures as an alternative to student outcome measures.
    • Died in subcommittee
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Defeated Bills
  • SB 119 (Marsh)
    • Placed limitations on temporarily employing teachers to fill vacancies in the core subjects in middle and secondary schools
    • Failed to report
  • SB 329 (Carrico)
    • Required parents of students in grant funded preschool program to complete parenting courses offered by the program and removed from the preschool program any student whose parent did not complete the course
    • Passed by indefinitely
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Defeated Bills
  • SB 168 (Petersen)
    • Prohibited school boards from using closed circuit cameras to monitor student conduct unless necessary to protect the physical safety and security of students
    • Continued to 2013
  • HB 469 (Albo)
    • Required students to take an algebra readiness test before being enrolled in a non-remedial algebra course
    • Continued to 2013
governor s education agenda
Governor’s Education Agenda
  • Charter Schools
    • HB 1173 (Lingamfelter)
    • SB 440 (Obenshain)
    • VSBA opposes these bills
  • Virtual Schools
    • HB 1272 (R.P. Bell)
    • SB 598 (Newman)
    • VSBA opposes these bills
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Governor’s Education Agenda
  • Tax Credits for Scholarships
    • HB 321 (Massie)
    • SB 241 (Obenshain)
    • VSBA opposes these bills
  • Home School Students and Athletics
    • HB 947 (Bell)
    • VSBA opposes this bill
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Governor’s Education Agenda
  • College Lab Schools
    • HB 765 (Peace)
    • SB 475 (Locke)
    • VSBA opposes these bills as drafted, but we are working to re-draft the bills
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Governor’s Education Agenda
  • Teacher Contract (“Omnibus Education Reform Bill”)
    • HB 576 (Bell)
    • SB 438 (Obenshain)
    • VSBA opposes the bills as drafted but we are working to re-draft the bills
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Governor’s Education Agenda
  • Standards of Accreditation for Virtual Schools
    • HB 1215 (R.P. Bell)
  • Licensure Requirements for Teachers of Online Courses
    • HB 578 (R.P. Bell)
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Governor’s Education Agenda
  • Diplomas
    • HB 1061 (Byron)
    • SB 489 (Ruff)
  • Dual Enrollment
    • HB 1184 (Rust)
  • Literacy
    • HB 1181 (Landes)
  • Youth Development Academy
    • HB 1179 (Yost)
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Governor’s Education Agenda
  • School Calendar
    • HB 1063 (Tata)
    • SB 457 (Marsden)
    • VSBA supports these bills
other bills
Other bills
  • VSBA Supports
    • Governor’s Mandate Relief Bills
    • April 15 to June 15
  • VSBA Opposes
    • VRS – Required Employee Contribution
    • Tax Credits for Scholarships
    • Additional Requirements for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
    • Paraprofessional Training
    • Limitations on Long Term Suspensions and Expulsions for Certain Offenses
    • Required Provision of Education During Long Term Suspension or Expulsion
    • Required Parental Notification
governor s mandate relief bills
Governor’s Mandate Relief Bills
  • HB1295 (Byron)
  • SB 679 (Newman)
  • Governor’s Task Force for Local Government Mandate Review
  • These bills lift a number of mandates including the following;
    • the requirement that every local school board appoint an advisory committee on gifted education and a school health advisory board,
    • the requirement that schools boards provide a notice of the estimated average per pupil cost of public education to every parent or guardian who has a child enrolled in the public schools,
    • the requirements that the proceeds of the sale of surplus real property be used only for capital improvements, and
    • the requirement that economic education and financial literacy curriculum be implemented in middle and high school.
  • VSBA supports these bills
april 15 to june 15
April 15 to June 15
  • HB 76 (Habeeb)
  • SB 278 (Smith)
  • These bills move the date by which probationary teachers must be notified of their nonrenewal from April 15 to June 15.
  • VSBA supports these bills.
vrs required employee contribution
VRS – Required Employee Contribution
  • SB 497 (Watkins)
  • Requires that school board employees pay the employee share of VRS contributions.
  • VSBA opposes this bill.
tax credits for private school scholarships
Tax Credits for Private School Scholarships
  • SB 131 (Stanley)
  • Creates a tax credit for companies that donate money for scholarships for certain low income students to attend private school.
  • VSBA opposes this bill.
additional requirements for deaf and hard of hearing students
Additional Requirements for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
  • HB 218 (R.P. Bell)
  • SB 399 (Hanger)
  • These bills require school IEP teams to consider certain factors for students who are deaf or hard-o-hearing that go beyond the requirements of the IDEA and current state law, and in some instances, may conflict with the IDEA.
  • VSBA opposes these bills.
paraprofessional t raining
Paraprofessional T raining
  • HB 325 (Massie)
  • This bill requires that aides, vehicle operators, P.E. and arts teachers, and librarians who have primary oversight of students with autism spectrum disorder have certain training in student behavior management.
  • VSBA opposes this bill.
limitations on long term suspensions and expulsions for certain offenses
Limitations on Long Term Suspensions and Expulsions for Certain Offenses
  • HB 365 366 (McClellan)
  • HB 544 (Robinson)
  • These bills would prohibit a school board from long-term suspending or expelling a student for instances of only technology offenses or disorderly and disruptive behavior.
  • VSBA opposes these bills.
provision of education during long term suspension or expulsion
Provision of Education During Long Term Suspension or Expulsion
  • HB 365 (McClellan)
  • HB 887 (Alexander)
  • These bills would require school divisions to continue to provide an education to all students who are long-term suspended or expelled.
  • VSBA opposes these bills.
required parental notification
Required Parental Notification
  • SB 167 (Petersen) – Requires the principal/designee to notify the parent when a violation could result in expulsion.
  • HB 656(Kory) and SB391 (Marsden) – Require the principal/designee to notify the parent whenever administrators begin an investigation into a potential violation of a school board policy.
  • HB 1080 (Hugo) – Requires the principal/designee to notify parents of any “serious violation” and to provide warnings, similar to Miranda warnings, before questioning any student about a “serious violation.”
  • VSBA opposes these bills.
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2012 General Assembly Briefing

D. Patrick Lacy, Jr.

Stacy L. Haney