Monday, January 13, 2014

Two Items on VEA’s Legislative Agenda Advance to Full Committee

The Senate Committee on Education and Health’s Public Education Subcommittee met for the first time this session this afternoon, and two items on VEA’s legislative agenda advanced.
Senator Favola’s SB 43, which extends from five business days to 10 business days the deadline for a teacher to request a hearing after receiving written notice of a recommendation of dismissal, advanced on a unanimous vote (unofficial vote  – Senator Newman was absent).
Senator John Miller’s SB 324, which delays implementation of the A-F school grading bill until October 1, 2017 also reported on a 4-0 vote (Unofficial vote - Senator Newman was absent).
These two measures should go to the full Senate Education and Health Committee on Thursday morning.
Please contact members of the full committee urging them to vote for SB 43 and SB 324.

Martin, Chairman           804-698-7511

Saslaw                               804-698-7535                    

Lucas                                   804-698-7518

Howell                                804-698-7532

Newman                            804-698-7523

Locke                                  804-698-7502

Barker                                 804-698-7539

Miller                                  804-698-7501

Smith                                  804-698-7519

McWaters                         804-698-7508

Black                                   804-698-7513

Carrico                                804-698-7540

Garrett                               804-698-7522

Please make calls and send messages prior to Thursday morning.