School board employees; discipline, private reprimand. (HB2325)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford) with support from co-patrons Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Sen. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), and Sen. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School board employees; discipline; written reprimand. Requires the Board of Education to include, in its regulations that prescribe the requirements for the licensure of teachers and other school personnel required to hold a license, procedures for the a written reprimand of such license holders. The bill permits the Board of Education to issue written reprimand to any such license holder who knowingly and willfully commits a certain enumerated act relating to secure mandatory tests administered to students. The only express disciplinary actions that are permissible under current law in such a scenario are suspension or revocation of such individual's license. The bill also permits a school board or division superintendent to issue a written reprimand to a teacher who breaches his employment contract after the school board or division superintendent declines to grant such teacher's request for release from such contract on the grounds of insufficient or unjustifiable cause. The only express disciplinary action that is permissible under current law in such a scenario is revocation of such teacher's license. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101302D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2325)
01/25/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 2-N)
01/28/2019Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Read first time
01/31/2019Read second time
01/31/2019Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB2325E
01/31/2019Printed as engrossed 19101302D-E
02/01/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/01/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/06/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/07/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2325E)
02/14/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2325ER)
02/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2325ER)
02/21/2019Signed by Speaker
02/21/2019Signed by President
02/28/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 28, 2019
02/28/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 587 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0587)