Conference committees are being called to action as the state continues to work on its budget and find ways to compromise. The full impact to public education is yet to be known. One thing you can be sure of is that WEA will be there every step of the way to advocate for public education. Stay tuned for more information as the week progresses.
HB 0132 – Hathaway scholarship award increase – This bill passed.
HB 0199ENG – Virtual education agreements – This bill passed as amended.
On the floor:
HB 0078 – Education major maintenance funding – This bill passed second reading.
HB 0024 – National board teacher certification – This bill is laid back until Tuesday of this week.
HB 0079 – School finance interfund loans – This bill passed Committee of the Whole.
In the house today:
House Education Committee:
SF 0080 – Passing stopped school bus – recorded images. This bill passed 8-0-1 after compelling testimony was provided by the family of MaKayla Strahle, the 11 year-old girl who was killed outside of Crowheart Wyoming in 2011 after she left a bus with flashing red lights.
SF 0109 – Educational attainment executive council. This bill passed 6-2-1.
On the floor:
SF 0022 – School district personnel definitions – This bill passed second reading.
SF 0043 – Hathaway scholarship eligibility – This bill passed second reading.
SF 0129 – Education reporting requirements – This bill passed Committee of the Whole.
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