A-to-F grading system; delays date for implementing individual school performance grading system. (SB497)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; individual school performance grading system. Delays from October 1, 2014, to October 1, 2015, the date by which the Board of Education is required to (i) assign a grade from A to F to each public school in the Commonwealth; (ii) make both the system by which grades are assigned and the grade assigned to each school in the Commonwealth available to the public; and (iii) report to the General Assembly a summary of the system and the assigned grades. The bill also requires the Board of Education to evaluate the purposes of the A-to-F grading system for individual school performance and the results of other states that have implemented a similar grading system and to report its findings to the General Assembly no later than October 1, 2014. Read the Bill »


01/30/2014: Merged into SB324


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101723D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/30/2014Incorporated by Education and Health (SB324-Miller) (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)