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Education Bills Headed for Floor Votes - The Parents Campaign

Education Bills Headed for Floor Votes

Yesterday was the deadline for bills to pass out of committee in their originating chamber. Here’s the latest on the bills we are tracking: 

Teacher Pay Raise
SB 2001: passed Senate Education and Appropriations Committees, passed full Senate, goes to House committees – $37,000 starting salary for teachers with two years of experience and less ($1,110 raise); $1,000 pay raise for other certified teachers and assistant teachers (increases base salary for assistants from $14,000 to $15,000)
HB 852: passed House Education and Appropriations Committees, goes to House floor – $37,000 starting salary for teachers with two years of experience and less ($1,110 raise); $1,000 pay raise for other certified teachers; $1,100 pay raise for assistant teachers (increases base salary for assistants from $14,000 to $15,100)

Teacher Shortage
SB 2267: passed Senate Education Committee, goes to Senate floor – teacher license reciprocity with other states
SB 2305: passed Senate Education and Appropriations Committees, goes to Senate floor – Winter and Reed Teacher Loan Repayment Program
HB 1179: passed House Education and Appropriations Committees, goes to House floor – Winter and Reed Teacher Loan Repayment Program

School Funding
SB 2149: passed Senate Education Committee, goes to Senate floor – holds districts harmless for average daily attendance for school funding purposes

Pre-K
SB 2664: passed Senate Education Committee, goes to Senate floor – amends curriculum and reporting criteria for Early Learning Collaboratives
SB 2665: passed Senate Education Committee, died on deadline (not taken up in Senate Appropriations Committee) – increases per-student funding for Early Learning Collaboratives to minimum of $2,500 for full day and $1,250 for half day
HB 1123: passed House Education and Appropriations Committees, goes to House floor – amends curriculum and reporting criteria for Early Learning Collaboratives and increases their per-student funding to minimum of $2,500 for full day and $1,250 for half day

We will update you as these bills continue through the process, and you can check their progress any time on the Bill Tracker page of our web site. Together, we’ve got this!

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