House File 3195/ Senate File 2807 Early Childhood Education Program Created

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House File 3195/ Senate File 2807 Early Childhood Education Program Created
House Senate
Sponsors:
Representatives Peterson, Slowik, Rosenthal, Benson, Brynaert, Greiling, Nornes, Ward, Bly, and Tillberry
Sponsors:
Senators Bonoff, Saxhaug, Rest, Rosen
Summary:

House File 3195 allows a school board to offer an early childhood program for at-risk 4-year-olds. The bill states that the program must include home visits by program staff and parent education in literacy activities. Eligible children must complete early childhood screening before enrollment.

Summary:

Same as House summary.

Status:

2/25/2010 (House) Introduced and referred to Finance
2/25/2010 (House) Referred by Chair to Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division
3/4/2010 (House) Author added: Ward
4/12/2010 (House) Author added: Bly
4/15/2010 (House) Author added: Tillberry
This bill did not pass.

Status:

2/25/2010 (Senate) Introduced and referred to Education
3/8/2010 (Senate) Withdrawn and re-referred to Finance
This bill did not pass.

HSLDA's Position:

Oppose. Although these bills do not require participation in these programs, bills like this are a potential first step toward lowering the compulsory school attendance age. HSLDA opposes expanding compulsory school attendance ages because doing so infringes upon parents’ freedom to make educational decisions for their children. Furthermore valid research has demonstrated that programs like these are not effective.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Action Requested:
None at this time

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