Legislative day 36, became a day of hurry up and wait.
First up was the FY 20 budget that was tossed back and forth between the House and Senate with finally the agrees and disagrees forced a conference committee to be named. They will finalize the budget details.
SB 48 the Dyslexia screening pilot passed the floor of the house. It moves back to the Senate for agreement to the House changes to the bill.
The Senate Education and Youth Committee moved on two bills.
SR 64 an urging resolution for the 4 x 800 meters race to be added to the GHSA sanctioned track and field events. Do pass and now goes to rules.
HB 12 Posting of a child abuse phone number to report any abuse to a state agency monitored 24/7 hotline. Do pass goes to rules.
The House Subcommittee of academic Support considered:
SB 108 the computer science legislation that requires course offerings in middle and high schools. Do pass and goes to the full House Education Committee for their consideration.
Reminder: Spring Bootstrap is just a few weeks away. April 17-18, 2109, in Savannah. Registration is open at www.gssaweb.org. Hotel space at conference rate is extremely limited and might be gone as of this email. I hope to see many of you there!
Next legislative day is Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Day 37.
HB 68 Voucher/ESA watch. The voucher bill remains in Senate Rules. We are on alert to notify you all if the bill appears on the Senate calendar. Thank you for your willingness to engage with your local Senators and local Representatives on this bad/negative education policy.