Virginia General Assembly Updates from the VSBA Lobbying Team
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Governor's School Takeover Bill Passes the Senate
SB1324 (McDougle), the so-called Opportunity Educational Institution bill, which would allow the state to take over failing schools was passed by the Senate this afternoon. The bill initially failed on a vote of 19-21, with Senator Blevins voting against the bill. The bill was reconsidered within minutes, Blevins changes his vote, the Lt. Gov. broke the 20-20 tie, and the bill passed.