HB 2066 (Peace), which would amend Standard 2 to allow school boards to meet the staffing requirements for librarians, guidance counselors, and clerical staff on a division-wide basis, rather than meeting the standard for elementary, middle and high schools separately was reported and referred to Appropriations.
HB 2068 (LeMunyon), which would require school boards to provide early reading intervention to certain
students in grades K-2 and algebra readiness intervention to certain students in
grades 6-9, was reported and referred to Appropriations.
HB 2098 (Tata) would allow the BOE to waive staffing standard 2 to allow a school division
flexibility in determining whether to hire librarians, guidance counselors, or
other staff members to meet staffing standards. A school board that is granted
a waiver would have to employ the requisite total number of staff members but
would have the ability to determine how many to hire in each category. The
bill was reported and referred to Appropriations.
HB 2144 (Landes), which creates a pilot program that will allow certain schools to seek waivers from the
third grade science, social science, or history SOL assessments in order to
focus on reading, was reported.