Year-round adult education/high school equivalency bill defeated

January 22, 2019

VACo spoke in opposition to HB 1877 (Convirs-Fowler) that would require year-round adult education programs to be provided by local school divisions. The bill was amended in Subcommittee to require that school divisions provide High School Equivalency Programs year-round, and advanced to the full House Education Committee on a 6-2 vote.

VACo expressed concern about the expansion of school programming that this bill would require and the lack of additional funding provided. Currently, local school divisions have a degree of flexibility in providing these programs to their communities. The House Education Committee failed to report the bill on a vote of 9-11.

VACo Contact: Jeremy Bennett

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