HJ 231 Study; African-American Students in Special Education Programs.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Study; Overrepresentation of African-American Students in Special Education Programs. Continues the Joint Subcommittee Studying the Overrepresentation of African-American Students in Special Education Programs. The joint subcommittee shall (i) monitor the development and implementation of the State Improvement Plan for Special Education; (ii) monitor recent changes in federal and state laws and regulations governing special education, particularly the collection and reporting requirements concerning minority students; (iii) continue to review the process of identifying students for special education; (iv) evaluate the training and recommend ways to address the shortage of special education teachers, and other professionals typically involved in developing IEP plans for students; (v) determine the demographic composition of students identified for special education in Virginia public schools, for grades K-12, by gender, race, age, disability, grade level, if applicable, and school division; (vi) review the criteria for determining whether a student is learning disabled, educable mentally retarded, or emotionally disturbed; (vii) assess the impact of poverty, language, and culture on the identification of minority students for special education; (viii) complete objectives under HJR 707 (1999); (ix) determine the number and reasons for the reversal of special education placements; and (x) consider such other related issues as the joint subcommittee may deem appropriate. During the course of its study, the joint subcommittee shall request the Department of Education to provide a comprehensive briefing concerning the State Improvement Plan for Special Education, and to collect, analyze, and report to the joint subcommittee certain data and information noted in HJR 232, the State Improvement Plan for Special Education, and new reporting procedures required by federal law. This resolution incorporates HJR 232.

Full text:
01/24/00  House: Presented & ordered printed 006234840  pdf
02/14/00  House: Committee substitute printed 006307840-H1  pdf
03/28/00  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ231ER)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
01/24/00  House: Presented & ordered printed 006234840
01/24/00  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/11/00  House: Reported from Rules with substitute (17-Y 0-N)
02/14/00  House: Committee substitute printed 006307840-H1
02/15/00  House: Taken up
02/15/00  House: Committee substitute agreed to 006307840-H1
02/15/00  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. 006307840-H1
02/15/00  House: Agreed to by House (94-Y 2-N)
02/15/00  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 2-N 1-A)
02/15/00  House: Communicated to Senate
02/17/00  Senate: Reading waived
02/17/00  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
03/06/00  Senate: Reported from Rules with amendment by voice vote
03/07/00  Senate: Reading waived, passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N)
03/07/00  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/08/00  Senate: Read third time
03/08/00  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
03/08/00  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
03/08/00  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/08/00  Senate: Agreed to by Senate with amendment by voice vote
03/09/00  House: Placed on Calendar
03/09/00  House: Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/09/00  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/28/00  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ231ER)
06/23/00  House: Study Committee Members Appointed