The Capitol’s Chamber floors saw two different actions on education related bills on Tuesday (1/30).
The bill is not in its final form and will be adjusted as the Fiscal Year 2018 budget bill is adjusted. Rep. David Anderson noted the bill keeps the state’s reserve fund from being in “excess” of the 10 percent threshold that’s been generally adhered to.
“The number will be adjusted,” Rep. Anderson said. “We (have to) keep it alive.”
Senators did not send their education related bill across the hall, however.
Sen. Jim Bolin, current Chair of the Senate Education committee, touted the bill as a way “to improve communication” between the legislature and the State Board of Education and added the state Department of Education supported the bill in committee.
Sen. Blake Curd countered the appointment of the legislature’s education committee chairs to the state board “could start to blur the lines” between the “clear demarcation” of the two bodies’ duties.