Daily In Session Update 1/22/2021

by | Jan 27, 2021

January 22, 2021
Day 12
Legislative Recap: Week 2

 In committee this week, HB 2121 (schools; superintendents; severance packages; prohibition), which ASBA opposed, failed by a vote of 4-5. HCR 2005 (English language education; requirements) which repeals English-only education statutes, passed unanimously as well as SB 1139 (Classroom site fund; distribution), which ASBA supports with the adoption of the committee amendment. Unfortunately, SB 1041 (STOs; aggregate cap increase) passed through the Senate Finance committee as well. We will keep you posted as this one moves through the process how you can help!

For a preview of next week’s agendas, click the links on the right.

We also want to draw your attention to HB 2315, which will be in the House Government committee on Wednesday. This bill allows school board candidates to use E-Qual to gather electronic signatures to qualify for the ballot! This is straight out of our political agenda, so please log into RTS and show your support for this important bill. 

Monday: New Board Member Advocacy Webinar
If you are a new board member, the GR team is hosting a lunch and learn webinar this Monday 1/25 from 12-1pm. We will cover the basics of how to track and understand the legislative process. There’s still time to sign up here! 

2021 Advocacy Calendar
Our Communications Department has developed a new tool to help you stay plugged into Advocacy all year long! 
Click here to download the ASBA Advocacy Calendar for legislative timelines, advocacy tips throughout the year, and more. 

Advocacy Updates are Back!
Every Friday at 3pm, your trusty ASBA GR Team hosts a Facebook Live to recap the last week and give you a flavor of what’s coming up. We’re broadcasting from home via Zoom this year, but it’s the same format you know and love. Head to the ASBA Facebook page to watch it after the fact.