February 18th - HB575 to add a School Nurse to the DOE to advise on issues such as Health and Wellness, substance abuse, etc. HB537 would change the budget calculation from average daily membership in attendance to average daily membership in residence.
February 19th - SB204 would repeal the education tax credit program that provides private school vouchers for students leaving public school.
The Senate has killed CACR3 that would have overturned the Claremont decision, would have put the legislature in charge of standards, funding and arguably would have eliminated a child's right to education.
House Education Committee voted to retain HB625 which would create unlimited numbers of charter schools and HB536 which would send SPED funds to the District rather than to the charter school. Retained bills are held for further study and will likely not emerge from 'study' until next year.