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Committee concurs on two key K-12 bills

Senate Education committee members sent two bills related to K-12 to the floor with do pass recommendations on Tuesday (2/24).

 

A bill requiring school districts to report their month-end cash balances in the fiscal year for the general, capital outlay, pension and special education funds was unanimously passed by committee members. The bill was amended to specify the review would focus on the cash balances of the funds.

 

ASBSD supports the bill.

 

House Bill 1148 aims to capture the changes of a school district’s fund balances throughout the fiscal year instead the one-time snapshot of the balances taken at the end of the fiscal year.

 

Committee members also voted unanimously to support a bill strengthening a school district’s local control over curriculum and method of instruction decisions.

 

House Bill 1101 would codify the current practice of school districts making curriculum and instruction decisions at the local level by putting it into law. ASBSD supports the bill.

 

For updates on HB 1148 and 1101, check the ASBSD Blog, Bill Tracker page and Twitter feed.

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