Senate Bill 359: Reforming Public Education

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Last Updated: April 15, 2013
Senate Bill 359: Reforming Public Education
Sponsors:
Senator Kessler (Mr. President) and Senator M. Hall
Summary:

Senate Bill 359 proposes various reforms to public education including a requirement for county boards to provide full-day early education programs by the 2016-2017 school year. HSLDA worked with John Carey of Heritage Communications to propose lanugage that would allow parents to exempt their children from early education programs if they chose. HSLDA opposes early education programs because it is a likley precursor to mandatory pre-school and lowering the compulsory attendance age in addition to not demonstrating thebenefits proponents claim.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:
2/25/2013 (Senate) Introduced and Referred to Education Committee
3/13/2013 (Senate) Passed First Reading
3/14/2013 (Senate) Passed Second Reading
3/18/2013 (Senate) Passed in Senate on Third Reading
3/18/2013 (House) Introduced in House and Referred to Education Committee
3/20/2013 (House) Passed First Reading in House
3/21/2013 (House) Passed Second Reading in House
3/22/2013 (House) Passed House on Third Reading
4/10/2013 (Governor) Approved by the Governor

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