2017-18 Legislative Session

Assessments, Graduation Exams, Standardized Testing

Certification, Teacher

  • Letter: HB 1386, teacher certification – urging support of amendment that permits consolidating special education certifications, allowing school districts the flexibility to be more efficient in deploying special educators in schools (Sept. 24, 2018)

Charter Schools

Community Schools

Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Furloughs, Collective Bargaining, Employment/Personnel Issues

Health: CPR, Mental Health Screenings

Homeschooling

  • Letter to the Senate Education CommitteeSB 93 permits students who are home-schooled to access additional programs, such as vocational or technical education programs, established by a school district. SB 383 permits school board to adopt policies allowing school personnel to have access to firearms on school grounds. (April 14, 2017)

Opioid Awareness, Issues

Pension, Pension Reform

Property Taxes, Taxes

School Boards

  • Letter: House Bill 638 and House Bill 1531 — House Bill 638 would prohibit cross-filing of school board candidates. House Bill 1531 would mandate school boards to post a public meeting agenda no later than 24 hours prior to a meeting and prohibits boards from taking official action on a matter that is not included on the agenda. (March 13, 2018)

School Safety

Special Education

Textbooks

Transportation

Truancy

Vouchers, Education Savings Accounts