The Senate Education Committee passed the following bills this morning:
H1050, PED/Low-Performing School Districts
HB 1050 would require that the superintendent include specific strategies to improve early childhood learning along with measurable goals in the preliminary plan for improving the school performance grade and school growth score of each low-performing school in a low-performing LEA. It would also require that DPI ensure that the comprehensive needs assessment tool used to provide support for low-performing LEAs include an examination of early childhood learning.
S706, Education Changes for Military-Connected Students
S706 would authorize students with parents or legal guardians not domiciled in the State who are active duty military to attend school in the State if the student is residing with an adult domiciled in the State due to the inability of the student to physically reside with the military parent due to the parent’s military orders. It would also allow high school students who are eligible for in-state tuition at the time of application due to their status as dependents of military personnel to retain that status upon enrollment, even if the parent has been reassigned to another state incident to active military duty.
Originally, the bill also included a reporting requirement for all private schools and home schools on enrolled military-connected students. An amendment that was approved by the committee removed that section entirely.
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