HJ 707 Study; representation of African-American students in special ed.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Over-representation of African-American and other minority students in special education. Establishes a joint subcommittee to study the over-representation of African-American students in special education programs. The joint subcommittee is to consider: (i) federal and state laws and regulations governing special education; (ii) the process of identifying students for special education; (iii) the training and qualifications of persons who typically are involved in developing IEPs for students; (iv) the 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; (v) the types of recognized disabilities; (vi) the criteria for determining whether a student is learning disabled, educable mentally retarded, or emotionally disturbed; (vii) the types of services, including related services, provided special education students; (viii) the process for reversing the identification of a student for special education; (ix) the costs of providing such educational and related services; and (x) such other related issues as the joint subcommittee may deem appropriate.

This resolution is a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee Studying the Status and Needs of African-American Males in Virginia.

Full text:
01/21/99  House: Presented & ordered printed 991101351  pdf
03/16/99  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ707ER)  pdf

Status:
01/21/99  House: Presented & ordered printed 991101351
01/21/99  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
01/28/99  House: Assigned to Rules sub-committee: 3
02/03/99  House: Reported from Rules (11-Y 0-N)
02/05/99  House: Passed by for the day
02/06/99  House: Passed by for the day
02/07/99  House: Taken up
02/07/99  House: Engrossed by House
02/07/99  House: Agreed to by House (90-Y 7-N)
02/07/99  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (90-Y 7-N)
02/07/99  House: Communicated to Senate
02/08/99  Senate: Reading waived
02/08/99  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/19/99  Senate: Reported from Rules by voice vote
02/22/99  Senate: Reading waived, passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/99  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/99  Senate: Read third time and agreed to by Senate by voice vote
03/16/99  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ707ER)
06/03/99  House: Study Committee Members Appointed