2017 General Assembly

The General Assembly is Virginia’s legislative body. The General Assembly's 2017 Regular Session will convene on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. 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 2017 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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Bill Number Description
HB 1392
School security officers; carrying a firearm in performance of duties
HB 1400
Virginia Virtual School Board; established, report
HB 1408
Student vision screenings; requirements for certain students
HB 1414
Standards of Quality; end-of-grade assessments
HB 1417
School buses; requirements of drivers approaching or immediately preceding a bus
HB 1421
High school graduation; standard diploma, career and technical education credential, exception
HB 1437
Public school students; sight and hearing testing, exception
HB 1485
Sex offenses prohibiting proximity to children and working on school property; penalty
HB 1490
School board members who are called to active duty; appointment of acting school board members
HB 1498
School boards; assignment of teachers; class size limits
HB 1500
Budget Bill
HB 1534
Student discipline; long-term suspension
HB 1535
Public schools; student discipline
HB 1536
Public schools; student discipline
HB 1539
Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); public access to records of public bodies
HB 1540
Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); public access to meetings of public bodies
HB 1552
Local school boards; student and parent notification; career and technical education programs
HB 1561
Public school buses; seat belts
HB 1578
Students who receive home instruction; participation in interscholastic programs
HB 1596
Virginia Public Procurement Act; public works contracts; prevailing wage provisions
HB 1605
Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts established
HB 1607
High school graduation requirements; verified credit; recognized high school academic assessments
HB 1667
Public contracts; civil liability; gender identity; sexual orientation
HB 1690
Virginia Preschool Initiative; local matching funds
HB 1693
Virginia Public Procurement Act; contracts for architectural and engineering services
HB 1708
Board of Ed; standards of accred; industry cert. credentials obtained by high school students
HB 1709
School boards; policies and procedures prohibiting bullying; parental notification
HB 1712 Procurement; energy performance-based contracting
HB 1733
Removal of public officers from office; recall elections for certain elected and appointed officers
HB 1757 School personnel; staffing ratios; school nurses
HB 1764
Regional school boards; full-time virtual school programs
HB 1770
Teacher licensure; career and technical education; certain local waivers
HB 1807
Teacher grievance procedures; hearing; three-member fact-finding panel
HB 1808
Virginia Public Procurement Act; use of best value contracting
HB 1828
School attendance officer; powers and duties
HB 1829
Teacher licensure; certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HB 1839
School principals; incident reports
HB 1843
Principals; student discipline; alternatives to referring incidents of assault
HB 1880
Virginia Public Procurement Act; competitive negotiation for professional services
HB 1907
School security officers; authorized to carry a firearm
HB 1914
School board members; criminal background checks
HB 1923
Virtual Virginia; availability to all public middle and high schools
HB 1924
Public schools; suspensions
HB 1949
Initial licensure fee waiver for certain teachers
HB 1967
Virginia Retirement System; modifies hybrid retirement program
HB 1981
School Divisions of Innovation; definition, regulatory and statutory provisions
HB 1982
Graduation requirements; verified units of credit, satisfactory score on the PSAT examination
HB 1983
School calendar; opening day of the school year
HB 1991
Local composite index; supplemental basic aid payments
HB 2007
Students who receive home instruction; dual enrollment courses
HB 2014
Standards of quality; biennial review by Board of Education
HB 2031
School calendar; opening day of the school year
HB 2052
School boards; instructional and support personnel; additional funding
HB 2054
High school graduation and dropout data; formula; on-time graduation
HB 2089
School boards, local; lead testing of potable water in schools
HB 2140
Teacher turnover; exit questionnaire
HB 2141
Board of Education; report on the condition and needs of public education; local school division
HB 2142
Redesigned high school graduation requirements; implementation; one-year delay
HB 2173
Class size limits; grades six through 12; science laboratory classes
HB 2174
School boards; pupil/teacher ratios; class size limits; public report
HB 2191
School boards; procedures; sexually explicit instructional materials or related academic activities
HB 2195
School attendance officer; powers and duties
HB 2205 Students with blindness or visual impairments
HB 2218
Public charter school applications and charter agreements; review by the Board of Education
HB 2251
Virginia Retirement System; optional defined contribution retirement plan
HB 2257
High school family life education curricula; elements of effective and evidence-based programs
HB 2282
Certain school board employees; training on the prevention of trafficking of children
HB 2290
Driver education programs; instruction concerning traffic stops
HB 2294
Health insurance credits for retired school division employees
HB 2332
Teacher compensation; goal
HB 2342
Public schools; Board of Education to establish
HB 2345
Instructional positions; students identified as having limited English proficiency
HB 2352
Teacher licensure by reciprocity; professional teacher's assessments
HB 2354 Conflict of interests; school board employees
HB 2355 Students receiving home instruction; participation in AP and PSAT/NMSQT
HB 2363 Teachers; compensation at rate competitive with national average salary
HB 2378 High school graduation requirements; substitution of computer coding for foreign language credit
HB 2395 Public Schools; dyslexia advisor
HB 2406 Family life education curricula; instruction shall include personal privacy and personal boundaries
HB 2431 School property; retail fee-based electric vehicle charging stations
HB 2432 Licensure of school personnel; investigation of certain complaints; license revocation
HB 2434 Department of Education; community schools
HJ 546
Virginia High School League; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study
HJ 571
Study; Va Polytechnic Institute and State University and Va State University; teacher shortage
HJ 627
Study; JLARC to study feasibility of allocating a larger portion of Virginia Lottery prize money
HJ 629
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); charter schools
HJ 634
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); authority of elected school boards to impose taxes
HJ 678
Study; directing the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study teaching profession
HJ 679
Study; Joint Committee to Study the Future of Public Elementary and Secondary Education
HJ 791 Early childhood education
SB 783
Public employment; prohibits discrimination on basis of sexual orientation or gender identity
SB 828
Family life education; certain curricula and standards of learning
SB 829
Alternatives to suspension; Board of Education shall establish guidelines for local school boards
SB 840
Civics Education, Commission on; renamed Commission on Civic Education, extends sunset provision
SB 881
Va Retirement System (VRS); receipt of retirement allowance while employed in a covered position
SB 900
Budget Bill
SB 951
School service providers; student access to collected personal information
SB 995
Student discipline; long-term suspension
SB 996
Public schools; student discipline
SB 997
Public schools; student discipline
SB 1015
Public schools; kindergarten instructional time
SB 1017
School attendance officer; powers and duties
SB 1028
School immunization reports; posting on website
SB 1040
Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); record exclusion for personal contact information
SB 1072
Sex offenses prohibiting proximity to children; penalty
SB 1082
School principals; incident reports
SB 1089
Public schools; Standards of Learning assessments
SB 1098
Public schools; standards for accreditation
SB 1099
Standards of Quality; assessments; terms
SB 1111
School calendar
SB 1116
Certain public school employees; assistance with student insulin pumps
SB 1117
School counselors; licensure
SB 1159
Public schools; career and technical education credential
SB 1160
Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure; membership
SB 1162
Teacher licensure; industry certification credential; local waiver
SB 1163
School principals; incident reports
SB 1214
School health services; insulin pump training
SB 1215
Public schools; possession of glucagon
SB 1235
Family life education; required
SB 1240
Virginia Virtual School established
SB 1243
Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts established
SB 1245
Public education; economics education and financial literacy
SB 1283
Public schools; Board of Education to establish
SB 1335
Access to electronic textbooks and adequate connectivity
SB 1359
School boards, local; lead testing of potable water in schools
SB 1380
Regional school boards; full-time virtual school programs
SB 1414
Students receiving home instruction; participation in Advanced Placement
SB 1475
Family life education; curriculum guidelines and curricula
SB 1476
Department of Education; training for hearing officers in teacher dismissal hearings
SB 1477
Students with blindness or visual impairments
SB 1493
Computer Science for All Virginia Students Advisory Committee, established
SB 1500 School Health Advisory Board
SB 1516 Public Schools; dyslexia advisor
SB 1517
School transportation; fees
SB 1523
Teachers turnover; exit questionnaire
SJ 240
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); charter schools

View a complete list of bills introduced in the 2017 General Assembly.