The Senate suspended their rules and took up debate on the public school budget for FY 15 prior to taking a noon lunch break. They passed five of them: HB’s 637 “Division of Administrators”, 638 “Division of Teachers”, 639 “Division of Operations”, 640 “Division of Children’s Programs”, 641 “Division of Facilities” before the lunch break.
The newest section of the overall public schools budget, HB 643 “Division of Central Services” also breezed through the approval process later in the afternoon.
The bills will now make their way to Governor Otter’s desk. The governor is expected to sign them in the next week or so.