FY22 Budget HB 81 passes the Senate. The House and Senate have appointed their conferees to hammer out their -what appears to be -minor differences.   It should be make an appearance in a final version by tomorrow.

Bills on the move and/or getting attention:

SB 59  – A charter school bill that attempted to require local districts to pay local charters $25,000 annually for facilities.  That was removed.  It keeps the proportionate Title dollars funding which is questionable. (section 4)

SB 159 – One of the twin bills on alternate transportation of 8 students or less passed and is onto the Senate for agreement. This is an opt in.

SB 153 – The much negotiated GOAL Academies funding concerns passed the House Ed committee but it included the superintendents of each academy.  It appears to be back on the right path. Should be heard and voted on later today.

HB 32 – This creates a tax credit for the purpose of recruitment to the teaching field in rural and high needs areas.

HB 517 – Makes minor changes to the Student Scholarship tax credit but does ot raise the cap.

Day, 38 is scheduled for Thursday, March 25, 2021.  The circus of the last few days continues!

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