All seven of the education budget bills easily passed the full House Monday, and will now head to the Senate for the next step toward final approval.
The public education funding bill is still making its way through the House, and could be heard as early as Monday. While there appears to be solid support for that legislation, it is always possible that other issues could have an indirect impact on its approval.
The K-12 funding bill that includes allocations for the Career Ladder, discretionary funding and other items critical to public schools is still making its way through the legislature.
Rewrites of what was originally HB 0264 are continuing, and legislation setting unreasonable hurdles for local associations to be able to bargain with their districts could still receive a hearing.
which would prohibit school districts from using public funds to campaign for or against bonds and levies. The bill would also impose criminal charges against district officials who cross an arbitrary line regarding voter information.
The bill that would have led to significant changes in the collective bargaining authorization process was pulled from the House Education Committee agenda Monday morning.