2018 General Assembly

The General Assembly is Virginia’s legislative body. The General Assembly's 2018 Regular Session will convene on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. In even numbered years, the General Assembly session is scheduled to last 60 days. In odd numbered years, the session is scheduled to last 30 days. The General Assembly has the option to extend its session by a maximum of 30 days each year.

The following is a list of bills that have been introduced in the 2018 General Assembly which may impact Frederick County Public Schools. The list may not represent every education-related bill, but includes legislation being monitored by school officials.

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Frederick County School Board’s 2018 Legislative Priorities

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Frederick County's Representatives in the General Assembly

Bill Number Description
HB 1 FOIA; release of scholastic records, definition of records includes directory information
HB 2
Teacher licensure; reciprocity, spouses of Armed Forces members
HB 3 Dual enrollment courses; quality standards, universal transfer course credit
HB 13 Instructional positions; students identified as having limited English proficiency
HB 15 Student discipline, alternative; assault and battery without bodily injury
HB 29 Budget Bill
HB 30 Budget Bill
HB 36 School calendar; opening day of school year
HB 38 School calendar; opening day of school year
HB 44 High school family life education curricula; law and meaning of consent
HB 45 Family life education curricula; personal privacy and personal boundaries
HB 50 School meal policies; each local school board required to adopt policies
HB 66 Health insurance; credits for retired school division employees
HB 80 Teacher licensure by reciprocity; third-party verification of application documents
HB 81 Division superintendents; vacancies, appointment
HB 84 American Sign Language, Instruction in; academic credit, foreign language requirements
HB 90 Teacher grievance procedures; hearing, three-member fact-finding panel
HB 97 Virginia Public Procurement Act; methods of procurement, single or term contracts
HB 98 Virginia Public Procurement Act; competitive negotiation for professional services
HB 109 School divisions, certain; development of plan to fund and phase in full-day kindergarten
HB 121 Community schools; development of program to establish schools
HB 134 Value engineering; raises minimum project cost
HB 147 FOIA; scholastic records, student handheld mobile telephone, etc.
HB 150 Child abuse and neglect; founded reports regarding former school employees
HB 159 Family life education curricula; local school board to implement in grades kindergarten through 12
HB 167 Diploma seals; science, technology, engineering, and advanced mathematics
HB 168 Class size limits; establishes maximum of 24 students in science laboratory classes in grades 6-12
HB 176 Students with disabilities; feasibility of educational placement transition of certain students
HB 193 Virginia Public Procurement Act; bid match preference for Virginia businesses
HB 215 Provisional teacher licensure; career switchers; adjunct professors
HB 219 Passing a stopped school bus; penalty
HB 221 Education Improvement Scholarships tax credits; benefits and eligibility requirements for students
HB 224 Public school buses; seat belts
HB 251
Public schools; Standards of Learning assessments
HB 252
High school staffing; mental health counselors
HB 253
Special education aides; caseload
HB 255
Public Preschool Fund and Grant Program
HB 292
Abduction; reports to school division superintendents
HB 296
Public schools; student discipline
HB 305
Standards of Quality funding; apportionment of state and local share
HB 317
Teachers; extension of three-year provisional licenses
HB 318
Teacher licensure by reciprocity; grace period
HB 319
Virginia Preschool Initiative program; enrollment
HB 320
Teachers; prerequisites for licensure or renewal of license
HB 329
High school graduation requirements; course load
HB 330
Public elementary and secondary school students; topical sunscreen
HB 334
Teachers; provisional licensure, grace period
HB 336
Students with blindness or visual impairment; changes special ed. programs
HB 349
Pupil information; military recruiters, opt-out
HB 350
Full-day kindergarten program; implementation in school divisions
HB 354
School calendar; opening day of school year
HB 372
School calendar; opening day of the school year
HB 380
Grow Your Own Teacher Program Fund and Programs; established
HB 388
Substitute teachers; duration of teaching period
HB 389
Child abuse and neglect; notice of founded reports to Superintendent of Public Instruction
HB 390
High school graduation; certificates of program completion
HB 395
Education improvement scholarships tax credit; eligibility requirements
HB 399
School boards; work-based learning experiences for students; notification
HB 420
Model exit questionnaire for teachers; statewide implementation
HB 423
Composite index of local ability-to-pay; use value of real estate in certain localities
HB 438
Elementary and secondary schools; sexual misconduct
HB 442
Career and technical education credentials; testing accommodations for English language learners
HB 443
High school graduation requirements; substitution of computer coding for foreign language credit
HB 445
School principals; incident reports
HB 492
Passing a stopped school bus; driving record
HB 496
Students who receive home instruction; participation in interscholastic programs (Tebow Bill)
HB 497
Students who receive home instruction; dual enrollment courses
HB 507
Standards of Quality; instructional programs and positions; dual language
HB 537
Standards of Learning assessments; administration; testing periods
HB 544
High School to Work Partnerships; establishment; exemptions
HB 565
Three-year moratorium on installation of synthetic turf that contains recycled crumb rubber
HB 576
High school graduation requirements; substitution of computer coding for foreign language credit
HB 622
Sex offenses prohibiting entry onto school property; penalty
HB 624 Teacher expenses tax credit
HB 647
Virginia Public Procurement Act; architectural and professional engineering term contracts
HB 652
School Divisions of Innovation; performance-based assessments
HB 666
State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; school boards and school board employees
HB 670 Required local match for basic aid; debt service on projects in certain school divisions
HB 687
Virginia Public School Improvement Program
HB 688
Student discipline; alternative education programs
HB 694
School board policies; homework assignments; Internet connection
HB 711
Commission on Educational Parity established
HB 740
Department of Education; task force; cyber centers of excellence
HB 791
School personnel; staffing ratios, school nurses
HB 803
High school equivalency programs; eligibility
HB 808
Standards of Learning assessments; scoring
HB 809
Local school boards; display of advertising material on school buses
HB 810
School bus operators; training
HB 827
Direct the Board of Education to promulgate regulations requiring extended warning signs on buses
HB 829
Compulsory school attendance
HB 831
Virtual Virginia; availability to all public middle and high schools
HB 836
Child day programs at public or private school facilities; exemptions
HB 863
Virginia Retirement System; health insurance credits for retired state employees
HB 914
School bus operators; codifies hourly requirements
HB 937
High school graduation requirements; Standards of Learning assessments
HB 980
Public schools; Standards of Learning assessments
HB 1000
School boards; employment of certain individuals; certain contracts
HB 1020
School calendar; opening day of school year
HB 1044
School board policies; healthy school workplaces
HB 1046
School personnel; staffing ratios, school nurses
HB 1077
Driver education courses; virtual testing
HB 1085
Public schools; military students; open enrollment
HB 1111
Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) programs; grants
HB 1115
Minors; education records; disposition; children in need of services
HB 1118
SAT School Day Fund and Program established
HB 1119
School climate survey; Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop and make available annually
HB 1125
Teacher licensure
HB 1127
Career and technical education; three-year licenses; eligibility and requirements
HB 1156
Teacher licensure; endorsement in dual language instruction pre-kindergarten through grade six
HB 1161
Teacher grievance procedures; hearing; three-member fact-finding panel
HB 1162
Public schools; Standards of Learning assessments
HB 1168
Family life education programs; student participation
HB 1176
Commission on the Future of Public Elementary and Secondary Education established
HB 1223
Family life education; child sexual abuse
HB 1247
Virginia Freedom of Information Act; right to speak at open meetings
HB 1254
School personnel; staffing ratios, school nurses
HB 1265
Education preparation programs; reading specialists; dyslexia
HB 1278
School Divisions of Innovation; performance-based assessments
HB 1286
Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts established
HB 1289
Passing stopped school busses; local ordinances
HB 1320
Department of Education; division-level performance assessments; resource guide
HB 1322
Dual enrollment agreements; scope
HB 1327 Pneumatic guns on school property; penalty
HB 1370 Requirements for home instruction of children; education options
HB 1380 Maximum class sizes; grades four through six
HB 1416
Teacher licensure; trade and industrial waiver and career and technical license
HB 1419
Public schools; instructional time
HB 1434
Menstrual supplies; certain school buildings
HB 1477
School boards; school meals; practices
HJ 3 Virginia High School League; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study
HJ 17 Study; Standards of Learning Innovation Committee; experiential learning and workforce development
HJ 19 Study; joint committee; the future of public elementary & secondary education in the Commonwealth
HJ 56
Teaching profession in Virginia; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study
HJ 70
Study; JLARC; costs of education; report
HJ 73
Study; Department of Education; bullying and suicide prevention among LGBTQ and other youth; report
HJ 88
Study; Department of Education to study teacher licensing process; report
HJ 91
Study; Department of Education; effect of local use value assessment of certain real estate
HJ 112
Study; Secretary of Education; full funding of the Standards of Quality; report
HJ 115
Study; JLARC; costs of education; report
HJ 117
Board of Education; code of ethics and professional responsibility for educators in public element
HJ 126
Study; JLARC; costs of education; report
HJ 138
School boards; suicidal students
SB 29 Budget Bill
SB 30 Budget Bill
SB 76 Teacher licensure; approval of teacher education programs
SB 77 Dual enrollment courses; quality standards, universal transfer course credit
SB 101 High school family life education curricula; law and meaning of consent
SB 103 Teacher licensure; reciprocity, spouses of Armed Forces members
SB 107 Dual enrollment courses; quality standards, universal transfer course credit
SB 117 Value engineering; raises minimum project cost
SB 124 Conflict of Interests Act
SB 125 Value engineering; raises minimum project cost
SB 126 Driver education programs; parent/student driver education component
SB 169
Public schools; robotics team competition program
SB 170
Public schools; student discipline
SB 172
Education Improvement Scholarships tax credits; pre-kindergarten eligibility
SB 183
Child abuse and neglect; notice of founded reports to Superintendent of Public Instruction
SB 184
Child abuse and neglect; founded reports regarding former school employees
SB 190
Substitute teachers; duration of teaching period
SB 202
Public employment; prohibits discrimination on basis of sexual orientation or gender identity
SB 229
School bus personnel; training program; autism spectrum disorders
SB 238 Collection of student demographic data; prohibition
SB 241 Virginia Public Procurement Act; local labor use requirement for certain construction contracts
SB 257 Three-year provisional licenses; extensions
SB 261 Standards of Quality; staffing requirements
SB 270 School property; unrecorded encumbrances
SB 273 Public schools; instructional time; recreational time
SB 274 Public schools; kindergarten instructional time
SB 300 School calendar; opening day of school year
SB 301 State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; school boards and school board employees
SB 302 School Divisions of Innovation; performance-based assessments
SB 303 Public schools; tobacco products and nicotine vapor products
SB 321 Virginia Retirement System; health insurance credits for retired state employees
SB 336 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; right to speak at open meetings
SB 343 School boards; employment of certain individuals
SB 345 State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; school boards and school board employees
SB 349 Teacher licensure; critical shortage areas
SB 359 Driver education courses; instructor qualifications
SB 366 School personnel; staffing ratios, school nurses
SB 368 Education preparation programs; reading specialists; dyslexia
SB 381 Passing a stopped school bus; injury to another person; penalty
SB 409 Teacher licensure; waiver of professional teacher assessments
SB 425 Family life education; child sexual abuse
SB 437 School Divisions of Innovation; performance-based assessments
SB 440 Local school boards; prior authorization for legal action
SB 441 School zones; use of certain devices by drivers prohibited
SB 456 School climate survey; Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop and make available annually
SB 476 School principals; incident reports
SB 491 Public schools; Standards of Learning assessments
SB 512 Virginia Freedom of Information Act; scholastic records; student telephone numbers and email
SB 516 Public schools; regional charter school divisions
SB 537 Education; computation of composite index; land-use assessment value
SB 548 Teachers; extension of three-year provisional licenses
SB 549 Teacher licensure by reciprocity; grace period
SB 551 Teachers; prerequisites for licensure or renewal of license
SB 557 School bus operators; codifies hourly requirements
SB 558 Teachers; provisional licensure, grace period
SB 605 Elementary and secondary schools; sexual misconduct
SB 664 Graduation requirements; clock hours
SB 700 School bus video-monitoring systems; release of information by the Department of Motor Vehicles
SB 713 Standards of Quality; mathematics intervention services
SB 723 Teacher licensure; trade and industrial waiver and career and technical license
SB 738 Commission on the Future of Public Elementary and Secondary Education established
SB 751 Localities and school divisions; posting of register of funds expended
SB 763 State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; school boards and school board employees
SB 764 State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act; school boards and school board employees
SB 775 Public schools; military children; tuition
SB 785 Access to electronic textbooks and adequate connectivity
SB 786 Public schools: online courses and virtual programs
SB 787 Governor's Schools; enrollment
SB 789 Family life education; sexually explicit communications and images
SB 805 Passing a stopped school bus; driving record
SB 840
School meal policies; each local school board required to adopt policies
SB 841
Truancy; procedures
SB 843
Family life education; medically accurate information
SB 863
Teacher licensure; alternate route
SJ 6 Teacher licensing process; Department of Education to study
SJ 29 Study; JLARC; costs of education; report
SJ 48 Study; school-based health care; report
SJ 56 Study; JLARC; costs of education; report
SJ 60 Commending Virginia public school bus drivers
SJ 62
Study; joint committee; the future of public elementary and secondary education in the Commonwealth

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