House and Senate leaders shepherded legislation through their respective bodies on Thursday in order to finish up their work and adjourn sine die; the Latin term “without day” signaling that their work is completed and they will not be meeting again in the present session.
The full Senate made quick work of approving all seven bills that comprise the FY 17 Public Schools Budget on Wednesday.
The IEA urged House Education Committee members to reject a measure that will modify how leadership awards are distributed.
This is reportedly the last week of the 2016 legislative session. Lawmakers spent long hours on the floor amending, debating and voting on bills in an attempt to finalize their work.
Members of JFAC met on Friday morning to address three changes to the FY 17 Public Schools budget. The committee approved adding $9.1 million to fund HB 526 the bill to expand reading interventions for students in grades K-3.
Despite an AG opinion that sounded much like Proverbs 8:33: Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it, members of the House Education Committee approved SB 1342 on Thursday.