Friday, February 7, 2014

Immediate Action Needed – Contact your legislators to delay A-F school grading

On Thursday, Delegate Jackson Miller made a floor amendment to House Bill 1229, relating to A-F school grading. HB1229, sponsored by Delegate Steve Landes would delay the implementation by one year to October 1, 2015. Delegate Miller’s floor amendment would delay implementation by three years to October 1, 2017. The bill has been passed by for the day and will be up for a final vote on Monday.

The 3 year delay proposed by Delegate Miller better aligns with the Senate version (SB324) sponsored by Senator John Miller. Senate Bill 324 passed the floor last week on a 23-17 vote.

We urge you to call and email your legislators by Monday at 11am and ask them to SUPPORT Delegate Miller’s floor amendment to DELAY A-F school grading until October 1, 2017. You can find the contact information for your legislators here.

Thank you for your support.