Community schools; development of program to establish schools. (HB121)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; community schools. Requires the Department of Education to establish an interagency task force composed of state and local agencies and entities in the areas of early childhood development, health, social services, community engagement, family engagement, higher education, and workforce development for the purpose of developing a program for the establishment of community schools whereby public elementary and secondary schools serve as centers for the provision of such community programs and services to students and their families as may be necessary on the basis of the unique needs of the student population to be served. The bill requires such program to include a process by which school boards and community partnerships may apply to the Department of Education to designate an elementary or secondary school in the local school division as a community school. The bill also establishes a special nonreverting fund in the state treasury for the purpose of providing planning grants for school boards and community partnerships that seek to apply to the Department of Education through such program for community school designation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/17/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100832D
12/17/2017Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB121)
01/19/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 2-N)
01/29/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2018Reported from Education with amendment (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/2018Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/07/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/13/2018Left in Appropriations


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 38 seconds.