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See Votes on Education Bills - The Parents Campaign

See Votes on Education Bills

Several key bills have passed the first floor vote – see those updates below. Please note, too, that we have added two dyslexia bills to those we are tracking.  

The Parents’ Campaign supports the following bills. 

Teacher Pay Raise
SB 2001: passed Senate Education and Appropriations Committees, passed full Senate – see Senate vote, now goes to House committee(s) – $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, now 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, passed full Senate – see Senate vote, now goes to House committee(s) – teacher license reciprocity with other states
SB 2305: passed Senate Education and Appropriations Committees, passed full Senate – see Senate vote, now goes to House committee(s) – Winter and Reed Teacher Loan Repayment Program
HB 1179: passed House Education and Appropriations Committees, now goes to House floor – Winter and Reed Teacher Loan Repayment Program

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

Pre-K
SB 2664: passed Senate Education Committee, passed full Senate – see Senate vote, now goes to House committee(s) – 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, now 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

Dyslexia
NEW SB 2307: passed Senate Education Committee, passed full Senate – see Senate vote,  now goes to House committee(s) – aligns state statute with federal law; makes clarifications regarding determination of eligibility for 504 plan
NEW HB 754: passed House Education Committee, now goes to House floor –  aligns state statute with federal law; makes clarifications regarding determination of eligibility for 504 plan; requires that school districts provide in-service training on dyslexia and related disorders

Next Thursday is the deadline for the first round of floor votes. We will continue to report the votes as these bills are taken up in their respective chambers, so watch your inbox and the Bill Tracker page of our web site for updates. We’ll keep you in the loop. Together, we’ve got this!

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