Last Week In Session:
HB 224, allows for students living in military housing to choose any public school in the district with capacity, passed the Senate. It now goes to the Governor.
HB 338, The First Priority Act, “Plan B”, passed the Senate and now goes back to the House for agreement. Included in the passed FY ’18 budget, $1 million is being allocated to begin implementation of HB 338.
HB 425, administration of standardized assessments in paper-and-pencil format upon parental request, students opt out, passed and is now on its way to the Governor.
SB 186, ensuring Dual Enrolled students who earn their high school diploma are eligible for HOPE, was passed with amendments. It now goes back to the Senate for agreement.
On The Move:
SB 3, the CONNECT Act, was amended and passed out of committee. It now goes to House Rules.
SB 30, Unlocking the Promise Community Schools Act (substitute), passed out of committee with several amendments. It now moves on to Rules. Included in the passed FY ’18 budget, $50,000 is being allocated for Sustainable Community School Operational Grants. Georgia PTA is in support of this bill.
HB 149, relates to training for school resource officers, was amended and passed. It goes back to the Senate for agreement.
SB 152, relating to the use of alternative schools (substitute) passed out of committee. It now moves on to Rules.
SB 211, the assessments bill, passed out of committee, It now moves on to Rules.
HB 217, increasing the income tax credits for donations to student scholarship organizations passed out of committee. It moves on to Senate Rules.
HB 237, creating the Public Education Innovation Fund Foundation, passed out of committee. It moves on to Senate Rules.
HB 273, the recess bill was amended and finally passes out of committee. It goes to Senate Rules.
HB 430, the charter schools bill, was amended and passed out of committee. It now goes on to Senate Rules.
The FY ’18 budget as the House and Senate adopted the Conference Committee Report, It is now in the hands of the Governor.