Things you need to know:

  • 4 bills out of committee and floor
  • 2017 ASBA Lobby Day

4 bills out of committee and floor
HB 2247 school bus drivers; fingerprint cards (Grantham) passed Senate Transportation and Technology Committee on a 7-0 vote.
This bill requires, by June 30, 2020, individuals who apply for a school bus driver certificate to obtain and maintain a valid fingerprint clearance card. ASBA is neutral. 

HB 2354 science education special plates (Ugenti-Rita) passed Senate Transportation and Technology Committee on a 4-3 vote. This bill creates the science education special license plate and directs the funds generated to be allocated to a charitable organization that provides science education to students, teachers, and families. ASBA is neutral.

S1034 appropriations; teacher student loan program (Allen) passed Senate Third Read on a 30-0 vote. This bill appropriates $250,000 to the math, science and special education teacher student loan fund. ASBA supports.

S1037 special education; audit cost study (Allen) passed Senate Third Read on a 30-0 vote. This bill requires the auditor general to conduct a comprehensive performance audit and cost study of special education programs. ASBA is neutral.

2017 ASBA Lobby Day
Mark your calendars for March 6th at 10:00 am for ASBA Lobby Day.

Members will have an opportunity to come down to the capitol and lobby their legislators directly on ESAs, the budget, and other issues of importance to locally elected school boards.

The day will begin with an advocacy workshop in the Historic Senate Chambers at 10 a.m. After a break for lunch members will have the chance to watch the House/Senate in action as they debate bills on the floor. Lastly, for those who want to stay, the House Education will be meeting at 2 pm.

For the full agenda and to register, click here.