Virginia General Assembly Updates from the VSBA Lobbying Team
Thursday, March 24, 2011
PE Bill to be Vetoed by Governor McDonnell
We just received word from the Governor's office that a statement will be released very shortly from his office that the Governor will veto SB 966. This bill would have required school boards to provide 150 minutes of physical education per week to all students in grades K through 8. Last Friday, VSBA along with VASS, VEA, VML, and VACO sent a joint letter to the Governor requesting that he veto the bill because it is, among other things, an unfunded mandate.