Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Elementary and Secondary Education met and acted on several education bills today.  Below is a summary of those of most concern.  Click here for the full report.

HB 221 (Bell) which would require the school division in which a child resided to pay the cost of providing an education when the child is placed by the parents in a residential facility.  VSBA opposed this legislation.  The bill was tabled by the subcommittee. 

HB 726 (McClellan) which would require, among other things, that school boards provide students an education while suspended, was tabled by the subcommittee. 

HB 993 (BaCote) would require every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license to complete study in human trafficking.  The bill was tabled.