HB 203 Standards of Quality; educational technology.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Standards of Quality; educational technology. Revises Standard 1 (Basic skills, selected programs, and instructional personnel), Standard 3 (Accreditation, other standards and evaluation), Standard 5 (Training and professional development), and Standard 6 (Planning and public involvement) to place educational technology (computer skills and related technology) squarely within the scope of the Standards of Quality. Specifically, this provision requires (i) the Board of Education to include proficiency in the use of computers and related technology in the Standards of Learning; (ii) revises the requirement for local school board K through 12 programs to include "technological proficiency" to specify "proficiency in the use of computers and related technology"; (iii) modifies the requirements for the Standards of Accreditation to include "integration of educational technology into instructional programs" and "staff positions for supporting educational technology"; (iv) modifies the requirement for the Board of Education to provide technical assistance on professional development to local school boards designed "to seek to ensure" proficiency in the use of technology to stipulate "designed to ensure"; (v) each local school board's professional development program in educational technology to be designed to facilitate integration of computer skills and related technology into the curricula; (vi) the Board of Education's six-year technology plan to be developed "to integrate educational technology into the Standards of Learning and the curricula of the public schools in Virginia"; and (vii) local school division technology plans to be "designed to integrate educational technology into the instructional programs of the school division." A few technical syntax amendments are also made. In its initial form, the bill was a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science.

Full text:
01/12/00  House: Presented & ordered printed 006058264  pdf
02/14/00  House: Printed as engrossed 006058264-E  pdf
03/16/00  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB203ER)  pdf
05/03/00  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0867)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
01/12/00  House: Presented & ordered printed 006058264
01/12/00  House: Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/00  House: Assigned to Education sub-committee: 1
01/28/00  House: Reported from Education (19-Y 3-N)
01/28/00  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/00  House: Reported from Appropriations with amds (27-Y 2-N)
02/13/00  House: Read first time
02/14/00  House: Read second time
02/14/00  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/14/00  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/14/00  House: Printed as engrossed 006058264-E
02/15/00  House: Read third time and passed House (91-Y 7-N)
02/15/00  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (91-Y 7-N)
02/15/00  House: Communicated to Senate
02/16/00  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/00  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/24/00  Senate: Reported from Ed. & H. with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/24/00  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
03/01/00  Senate: Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N)
03/02/00  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (38-Y 0-N)
03/02/00  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (38-Y 0-N)
03/03/00  Senate: Read third time
03/03/00  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
03/03/00  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
03/03/00  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/03/00  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
03/03/00  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
03/06/00  House: Placed on Calendar
03/07/00  House: Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 3-N)
03/07/00  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 3-N)
03/16/00  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB203ER)
03/20/00  House: Enrolled
03/20/00  House: Signed by Speaker
03/22/00  Senate: Signed by President
04/09/00  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 867 (effective 7/1/00)
05/03/00  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0867)