Legislative roundup

Legislative roundup

Legislative roundup

Education legislation that passed
  • School calendar changes now and in the future
  • Juvenile justice reforms
  • Extension of graduation time for refugee students
  • Nonprofit entities allowed to provide only dental care in schools (currently must also provide health care)
  • Allow trained school personnel to administer diabetes and similar drugs; allow students to self-administer
  • Affirmation of state funding of premiums for school employees newly qualified under
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Increase training topics for new superintendents
  • Requirements for data security breach notification
  • Restrictions on use of student data by cloud computing service providers
  • Minimum standards for school finance officers
  • Additional training for school board members
Education legislation that didn’t pass
  • Repeal of Common Core State Standards
  • Exemption of most school construction projects from prevailing wage requirements
  • Allow computer programming to count as a foreign language
  • Alternative assessment option for Districts of Innovation
  • Allow students to use KEES money for dual-credit courses
  • Increase in teacher tax credit for buying classroom supplies
  • Charter school option for persistently low-achieving schools
  • New process for awarding teacher tenure
  • Reform of the tribunal process
  • Mandatory teacher planning time
  • Require districts to develop plans to deal with cyberbullying
  • Mandatory curriculum for financial literacy
  • Required rating system for all early childhood programs, covering schools
  • Minimum wage increase
  • “Protection” of student religious expression
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