Notes from the Legislature

  • Last week… While a hand­ful of bills in com­mit­tee were rolled to lat­er dates, some are mak­ing their way through the com­mit­tee process. Here are a few that we are track­ing:
    • HB928/SB784 passed in House “CTI” Sub­com­mit­tee and Sen­ate Edu­ca­tion. The bill per­tains to use of stu­dent growth data to ben­e­fit teach­ers. It excludes, for the 2018–19 and 2019–20 school years, stu­dent growth eval­u­a­tion com­pos­ites gen­er­at­ed by assess­ments admin­is­tered in the 2017–2018 school year if the exclu­sion results in a high­er eval­u­a­tion score for the teacher.
    • HB1083/SB836 also passed in House “CTI” Sub­com­mit­tee and Sen­ate Edu­ca­tion. The bill address­es char­ter schools iden­ti­fied as pri­or­i­ty schools. An amend­ment to the bill gives LEAs more time to fix new char­ter schools that are placed on a pri­or­i­ty list.
    • HB399/SB1261 — which would require a code of con­duct to be estab­lished in schools — bare­ly passed out of House Edu­ca­tion Admin­is­tra­tion Sub­com­mit­tee and gen­er­at­ed a lot of dis­cus­sion.
  • This week… A few of the bills that we’ll see before com­mit­tee include top­ics relat­ed to edu­ca­tion for incar­cer­at­ed peo­ple, expan­sion of CTE pro­grams, an ear­ly-learn­ing pilot pro­gram, ACE train­ing, and restora­tive jus­tice dis­ci­pline prac­tices.
    • Check out the “Bills in Com­mit­tee This Week” tab on our Bill Track­er to see a full list of the bills being heard this week.


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