The bills are now coming in hot-and-heavy. The VEA Legislative Committee met on December 23 to begin considering legislation before the 2014 General Assembly. There will be many more bills to consider, but the lists below reflect the positions taken by the committee to date.
VEA Supports the following bills:
HB 35 - Kory - School calendar; local school boards responsible for setting and determining opening day.
HB 42 - Habeeb - School calendar; local school boards responsbile for setting and determining opening day.
VEA Opposes the following bills:
HB 63 - Bell, Robert B. - Public school interscholastic programs; participation by students receiving home instruction.
HJ 1 - Greason - Teacher Career Ladder program; Department of Education to study feasibility of implementing.
Our next meeting will be on January 8th.