RICHMOND, VA – Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) announced today House Bill 1215 has passed in the House of Delegates.
House Bill 1215 requires the Board of Education to promulgate regulations establishing standards for accreditation of virtual schools that enroll students full time.
“I am pleased to see House Bill 1215 pass in the House of Delegates.” said Delegate Bell. “This bill is simply designed to ensure that the quality of the education that students receive in virtual schools is the equal to the quality of the education that they receive in the traditional classroom. I hope that it will see the same success in the Senate.”
This legislation was originally referred to the Standards of Quality subcommittee, where it was reported out with a vote of 8-0. It was then reported out of the education committee with a vote of 21-1. It passed in the House of Delegates yesterday with a vote of 92-5.
Elected to the House of Delegates in 2009, Delegate Bell represents the 20th District, which includes Highland County, portions of Augusta and Nelson Counties, and the Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro. He is currently serving in his 2nd term.
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