The Senate Health and Education Committee killed two bills that VASSP has been monitoring closely. HB947, the “Tim Tebow”, bill failed on an 8 – 7 vote and it is unlikely that it will resurface before the end of this General Assembly session. The other piece of legislation was the bill that would allow public school divisions to open schools when they choose rather than seek a waiver for opening prior to Labor Day. This bill failed to pass by one vote. Thank you to the VASSP staff and VASSP members who contacted their legislators to inform them of our thoughts on these two pieces of legislation.