The deadline for committees to pass bills that originated in their own chambers has passed, and the House and Senate will take up the surviving bills for floor votes over the next 10 days.
We are asking legislators to VOTE NO on these bills:
- HB 31 – Allows the Charter School Authorizer Board to develop its own formula for determining the amount of local funds sent to charter schools from the public school district
- HB 531 – Reduces state revenue by an estimated $1.5-billion by eliminating the state income tax; would likely trigger massive cuts to school budgets and threaten teacher pay
- HB 795 – Voucher program that uses state funds for non-public school students to attend virtual schools
- HB 1340 – Diminishes the Early Learning Collaborative program by adding a component that provides home-based virtual preschool
We are asking legislators to VOTE YES on these bills:
- HB 1246 – Increases per-student spending for Early Learning Collaboratives
- SB 2706 – Provides a hold-harmless year for third-grade students scoring between 2 and 3 on the 2021-2022 state literacy assessment, allowing remediation in place of retention
Be sure to share this information with your legislators, and if you haven’t yet called them, please do so right away.
Find contact information for legislators who represent your school district
Capitol Switchboard: 601.359.3770
You can watch the floor debate on the Legislature’s YouTube channel, and you can check the status of the bills we are following on our Bill Tracker web page.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted as the House and Senate work their way through their calendars. Because together, we’ve got this!