SJ 26 Public schools and families; joint subcommittee to study effects of economic recession in State.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)
Study; effects of the economic recession on public schools and families in Virginia. Directs the Virginia Commission on Youth to study the effects of the economic recession on public schools and families in Virginia. In conducting its study, the Commission on Youth shall (i) evaluate the effects of the economic crisis on public schools in Virginia; (ii) determine the number of school-age children affected by recent home foreclosures with the decline of the housing industry, the unemployment of a parent, and homelessness, and, if possible, correlate these events in the lives of school children to academic performance; (iii) determine whether the economic crisis has contributed to an increase in family dysfunction, unemployment, crime, familial breakdown, divorce and separation, substance abuse, mental health problems, school and college dropout rates, and domestic violence; (iv) ascertain how and which educational programs and services have been reduced or eliminated by public schools as a result of funding reductions due to the economic crisis; (v) determine whether there has been an increase in the number of homeless students in Virginia public schools, and the fiscal and programmatic effect of such increase; and (vi) determine ways to assist public schools, children, and their families in coping with the economic crisis so as to minimize adverse consequences to them and governmental agencies. In the course of its deliberations, the Commission on Youth shall provide opportunities for the participation of professional and community organizations, the corporate and faith communities, and other persons with expertise and interest in public and higher education, and the welfare of children and their families.

Full text:
01/07/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103099D  pdf
02/12/10  Senate: Committee substitute printed 10105381D-S1  pdf

Status:
01/07/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103099D
01/07/10  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
01/18/10  Senate: Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/12/10  Senate: Reported from Rules with substitute by voice vote
02/12/10  Senate: Committee substitute printed 10105381D-S1
02/15/10  Senate: Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/10  Senate: Read second time
02/16/10  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/16/10  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 10105381D-S1
02/16/10  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SJ26S1
02/16/10  Senate: Reading waived (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/10  Senate: Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/18/10  House: Placed on Calendar
02/18/10  House: Read first time
02/18/10  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
03/01/10  House: Assigned Rules sub: #3 Studies
03/02/10  House: Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 3-N)
03/14/10  House: Left in Rules