Thursday, February 16, 2017

WSPTA Bill Status & Upcoming Events Report


Appropriations (House) - HHR A, JLOB - 2/20 @ 1:30pm
·         SHB1115 - Public Hearing - Concerning para-educators.
·         HB1282 - Public Hearing - Concerning career and technical education funding.

Appropriations (House) - HHR A, JLOB - 2/21 @ 1:30pm
·         SHB1115 - Executive Session - Concerning para-educators.


Prepared by
Marie Sullivan
WSPTA Legislative Consultant

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sarah Butcher, Parent Member, Testifying on Behalf of WSPTA

WSPTA Member, Sarah Butcher
Testifying on behalf of WSPTA in favor of legislation on social and emotional learning (HB 1518) and family and community engagement coordinators (HB 1618), parent Sarah Butcher urged House Education Committee members on Monday, February 13, to look favorably on the bills and to vote them out of committee. Butcher is a member of the state work group that has been developing benchmarks for social and emotional learning. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

February 17 Marks First Major Deadline for Bills

Last week began with a public hearing in the House Appropriations Committee on the two competing education funding proposals: SSB 5607 (Senate Republicans) and HB 1843 (House Democrats). The bills drew more than two hours’ worth of testimony, most of it mixed on both spending plans, although the support for HB 1843 outweighed that of SSB 5607.

Some of the objections raised to SSB 5607 included the concern about the lack of a local levy in calendar 2019 and the impact on programs and staffing that would have on two school years; the cap on use of a 10% local M&O levy on programs and activities that might currently be funded by local levies; the limit on salaries to 80% of a total budget, along with setting a minimum salary; and the overall lack of new funding to the system. In addition, the state counties association and fire district association weighed in with concerns about the impact the additional $1.80 statewide property tax would have on other taxing districts that access funds within the property tax box.

Concerns about HB 1843 included elimination of a minimal salary structure to provide stability for salaries at all levels, including experience and education; failure to address the system’s inequity by maintaining a statewide 24% local levy; and the inclusion of TRII as an allowed expenditure.
SHB 1843 was amended in committee, and passed out on a party-line vote. The changes include the additional of an accountability monitoring and reporting system, requiring districts to report on WaKIDS, 3rd grade reading proficiency, 8th grade math proficiency, and four-year graduation rates. The amended bill also includes a work group organized by OSPI to review the 12.7% cap on state spending for students with special needs and to make recommendations whether the percent should be adjusted. Finally, while calling it a drafting error, the amendment reduces the prototypical funding percentage for parent involvement coordinators from all schools to just prototypical elementary schools.

Friday, February 17th marks the first of many deadlines the Legislature uses to winnow the number of bills they consider. By Friday, policy bills must have passed out of committee to a budget committee or to the Rules committee to stay under consideration. This deadline will be followed by February 24th, which is the cutoff for bills with a fiscal impact (to the state) to be considered.

Status of Top Five Legislative Priorities - Update
1.       Social and Emotional Learning
·         The bill that would embed SEL throughout the calendar year is up for public hearing Monday.
2.       Amply Funding Basic Education
·         The House Appropriations Committee passed SHB 1823 (see above).
3.       Closing the Opportunity Gap
·         No new bills introduced
4.       Standards for Parae-ducators
·         SHB 1115 was voted out of House Education as a substitute, replacing requirements for certification and endorsements with training and standards for all para-educators, and standards for para-educators who are in classrooms with students with special needs and ELL students.
5.       Breakfast after the Bell
·         SB 5696 is the Senate version of the Breakfast after the Bell bill. It is scheduled for public hearing Thursday, February 16 at 1:30 in the Senate education committee. 

2017 WSPTA Supported Issues:
·         Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Children
o   No new bills
·         Engaging Families in Student Success
o   HB 1843 specifically increases to 1.085 the family engagement coordinator per prototypical school.
o   Unfortunately, SHB 1843, the House Democrats’ education funding plan, removed the increase to 1.085 FTE for all prototypical schools, setting it only for elementary schools.
·         Post-Secondary/Higher Education Access and Affordability
o   Several bills had public hearings last week, and bills WSPTA is tracking have passed or are on the schedule for executive action this session.
·         Removing Barriers to Implementing ECEAP
o   HB 1518 is an SEL bill, but also would create the opportunity for school districts to offer a summer-only ECEAP program for children entering kindergarten the upcoming year.  
·         Restorative Justice and School Safety
o   No new bills

Week in Review
WSPTA parent Jennifer Ogle testified February 6 on the House and Senate education funding plans. Parent Sarah Butcher is scheduled to testify on behalf of WSPTA on Monday, February 13 on the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) bill.

The Week Ahead
Monday, February 13
Education (House) - HHR A, JLOB - 2/13 @ 1:30pm
Public hearing:
·         HB 1511 - Concerning the learning assistance program.
·         HB 1518 - Improving student achievement by promoting social emotional learning throughout the calendar year.
·         HB 1618 - Concerning family and community engagement coordinators.

Tuesday, February 14
Early Learning & Human Services (House) - HHR C, JLOB - 2/14 @ 8:00am

·         HB 1867 - Public Hearing - Improving transitions in extended foster care to increase housing stability for foster youth.

Higher Education (House) - HHR D, JLOB - 2/14 @ 8:00am
Executive session:
·         HB 1375 - Providing students at community and technical colleges with the costs of required course materials.
·         HB 1169 - Enacting the student opportunity, assistance, and relief act.
·         HB 1440 - Establishing a student loan bill of rights.
·         HB 1425 - Creating the Washington next generation educational savings account pilot program.
·         HB 1452 - Concerning the opportunity scholarship program.
·         HB 1488 - Expanding higher education opportunities for certain students.
·         HB 1512 - Expanding college bound scholarship eligibility.
·         HB 1840 - Establishing the Washington promise program.
·         HB 1651 - Supporting students' success by increasing retention and graduation rates with evidence-based programs.

Higher Education (Senate) - SHR 3, JACB - 2/14 @ 8:00am
·         SB 5476 - Public Hearing - Expanding state need grant eligibility.

Early Learning & K-12 Education (Senate) - SHR 1, JACB - 2/14 @ 1:30pm
·         SB 5183 - Exec Session - Concerning career and technical education funding.
·         SB 5348 - Exec Session - Concerning students who receive special education services who earn certificates of individual achievement.

Education (House) - HHR A, JLOB - 2/14 @ 1:30pm
Executive session:
·         HB 1511 - Concerning the learning assistance program.
·         HB 1518 - Improving student achievement by promoting social emotional learning throughout the calendar year.
·         HB 1618 - Concerning family and community engagement coordinators.

Ways & Means (Senate) - SHR 4, JACB - 2/14 @ 3:30pm
·         SSB 5107 - Public Hearing - Creating a local pathway for local governments, school districts, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations to provide more high quality early learning opportunities by reducing barriers and increasing efficiency.
·         SB 5070 - Public Hearing - Concerning paraeducators. WSPTA signing in

Wednesday, February 15
Early Learning & Human Services (House) - HHR C, JLOB - 2/15 @ 1:30pm

·         HB 1867 - Exec Session - Improving transitions in extended foster care to increase housing stability for foster youth.

Higher Education (House) - HHR D, JLOB - 2/15 @ 1:30pm
Executive session:
·         HB 1375 - Providing students at community and technical colleges with the costs of required course materials.
·         HB 1169 - Enacting the student opportunity, assistance, and relief act.
·         HB 1440 - Establishing a student loan bill of rights.
·         HB 1425 - Creating the Washington next generation educational savings account pilot program.
·         HB 1452 - Concerning the opportunity scholarship program.
·         HB 1488 - Expanding higher education opportunities for certain students.
·         HB 1512 - Expanding college bound scholarship eligibility.
·         HB 1840 - Establishing the Washington promise program.
·         HB 1651 - Supporting students' success by increasing retention and graduation rates with evidence-based programs.

Appropriations (House) – HHR A, JLOB – 2/15 @ 3:30pm
·         SHB 1046 – Public Hearing – Concerning certificates of academic and individual achievement.
·         HB 1621 – Public Hearing – Providing funding allocations to promote children’s health and social-emotional learning.

Thursday, February 16
Education (House) – HHR A, JLOB – 2/16 @ 8:00am
Executive session:
·         HB 1511 - Concerning the learning assistance program.
·         HB 1518 - Improving student achievement by promoting social emotional learning throughout the calendar year.
·         HB 1618 - Concerning family and community engagement coordinators.

Early Learning & K-12 Education (Senate) - SHR 1, JACB - 2/16 @ 1:30pm
·         SB 5758 - Public Hearing - Increasing college and career readiness and graduation rates in public schools.
·         SB 5696 - Public Hearing - Concerning breakfast after the bell programs. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Ways & Means (Senate) - SHR 4, JACB - 2/16 @ 3:30pm
·         SB 5702 - Public Hearing - Improving state funding for school construction, modernization, and asset preservation.
·         SB 5753 - Public Hearing - Concerning the financing of early learning facilities.

Friday, February 17
Higher Education (House) - HHR D, JLOB - 2/17 @ 10:00am
Executive session:
·         HB 1375 - Providing students at community and technical colleges with the costs of required course materials.
·         HB 1169 - Enacting the student opportunity, assistance, and relief act.
·         HB 1440 - Establishing a student loan bill of rights.
·         HB 1425 - Creating the Washington next generation educational savings account pilot program.
·         HB 1452 - Concerning the opportunity scholarship program.
·         HB 1488 - Expanding higher education opportunities for certain students.
·         HB 1512 - Expanding college bound scholarship eligibility.
·         HB 1840 - Establishing the Washington promise program.
·         HB 1651 - Supporting students' success by increasing retention and graduation rates with evidence-based programs.


WSPTA Bill Tracker - updated 2/12/17

Prepared by:
Marie Sullivan
WSPTA Legislative Consultant

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Leadership News: Week Ending 2/11/17

Did you miss this week's Leadership News? Download the public version here

Key Takeaways
  • Self-declaration for state board of directors ends 2/10
  • Invoices
  • WSPTA/Red Robin Day changed 
  • Great Wolf Lodge Family Night
  • Local PTA and Council Awards of Excellence
  • Question of the Week (hint: how to share info to members)


WSPTA Bill Status & Upcoming Events Report

Education (House) - HHR A, JLOB - 2/13 @ 1:30pm
  • HB 1511 - Public Hearing - Concerning the learning assistance program.
  • HB 1518 - Public Hearing - Improving student achievement by promoting social emotional learning throughout the calendar year.
  • HB 1618 - Public Hearing - Concerning family and community engagement coordinators.
Early Learning &; Human Services (House) - HHR C, JLOB - 2/14 @ 8:00am
  • HB 1867 - Public Hearing - Improving transitions in extended foster care to increase housing stability for foster youth.
Higher Education (House) - HHR D, JLOB - 2/14 @ 8:00am
  • HB 1375 - Executive Session - Providing students at community and technical colleges with the costs of required course materials.
Higher Education (Senate) - SHR 3, JACB - 2/14 @ 8:00am
  • SB 5476 - Public Hearing - Expanding state need grant eligibility.
Education (House) - HHR A, JLOB - 2/14 @ 1:30pm
  • HB 1115 - Executive Session - Concerning para-educators.
  • HB 1313 - Executive Session - Improving and expanding applied learning opportunities in public schools.
  • HB 1377 - Executive Session - Improving students' mental health by enhancing nonacademic professional services.
  • HB 1508 - Executive Session - Promoting student health and readiness through meal and nutrition programs.
  • HB 1511 - Executive Session - Concerning the learning assistance program.
  • HB 1518 - Executive Session - Improving student achievement by promoting social emotional learning throughout the calendar year.
  • HB 1618 - Executive Session - Concerning family and community engagement coordinators.
  • HB 1756 - Executive Session - Concerning career and technical education.
Ways & Means (Senate) - SHR 4, JACB - 2/14 @ 3:30pm
  • SSB 5107 - Public Hearing - Creating a local pathway for local governments, school districts, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations to provide more high quality early learning opportunities by reducing barriers and increasing efficiency.
  • SB 5070 - Public Hearing - Concerning para-educators.
Higher Education (House) - HHR D, JLOB - 2/15 @ 1:30pm
  • HB 1169 - Exec Session - Enacting the student opportunity, assistance, and relief act. 
  • HB 1440 - Exec Session - Establishing a student loan bill of rights.
Appropriations (House) - HHR A, JLOB - 2/15 @ 3:30pm
  • SHB 1046 - Public Hearing - Concerning certificates of academic and individual achievement.
  • HB 1621 - Public Hearing - Providing funding allocations to promote children's health and social-emotional learning.
Education (House) - HHR A, JLOB - 2/16 @ 8:00am
  • HB 1115 - Exec Session - Concerning para-educators.
  • HB 1313 - Exec Session - Improving and expanding applied learning opportunities in public schools.
  • HB 1377 - Exec Session - Improving students' mental health by enhancing nonacademic professional services.
  • HB 1508 - Exec Session - Promoting student health and readiness through meal and nutrition programs.
  • HB 1511 - Exec Session - Concerning the learning assistance program.
  • HB 1518 - Exec Session - Improving student achievement by promoting social emotional learning throughout the calendar year.
  • HB 1618 - Exec Session - Concerning family and community engagement coordinators.
  • HB 1756 - Exec Session - Concerning career and technical education.
Ways &; Means (Senate) - SHR 4, JACB - 2/16 @ 3:30pm
  • SB 5702 - Public Hearing - Improving state funding for school construction, modernization, and asset preservation.
Higher Education (House) - HHR D, JLOB - 2/17 @ 10:00am
  • HB 1169 - Exec Session - Enacting the student opportunity, assistance, and relief act.
  • HB 1440 - Exec Session - Establishing a student loan bill of rights.
Bill Tracker (updated 2/9/17)

Prepared by
Marie Sullivan
WSPTA Legislative Consultant
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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Side by Side, District by District Charts

The Democrat-controlled House Appropriations Committee plans to vote on a proposed substitute to their education funding bill, HB 1843, out of committee this afternoon. They will face challenges from House Republicans, because there is no funding mechanism tied to it. They will not vote on the Senate bill, SB 5607, so the bill is dead until negotiations begin – which will be behind closed doors.

What that means is that HB 1843 will pass out of committee along party lines. Whether it actually passes the House quickly will be another story, again since there is no associated funding mechanism at this time. But the House Democrats control with 50-48 majority, so it is possible they will send to the Senate (the Senate bill passed the Senate along party lines too). 

House and Senate Republicans have said they won’t begin negotiating on the Democrats’ education funding plans until the Democrats show how they will pay for what they want to authorize. So far, the Democrats don’t appear to have the votes or a cohesive set of bills to pay for their estimated $3+ billion package.

Finally, the House Republicans have a plan, different than the Senate Republican education funding proposal. It is possible we won’t see a bill from House Republicans – more of negotiating principles and elements they support and have the votes for as the negotiations progress. We expect to learn more in the upcoming week on their approach to ample education funding. 




Prepared by 
Marie Sullivan
WSPTA Legislative Consultant

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

National PTA Statement on Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Feb. 7, 2017)—The following statement can be attributed to National PTA President Laura Bay:

“Today, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Education. Throughout the confirmation process, National PTA joined other education, civil rights, disabilities and community organizations in expressing strong concerns for Secretary DeVos’ lack of experience with public education; unfamiliarity with the challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s public school students, families and educators; and support of programs that divert critical public school resources.

“National PTA looks forward to informing Secretary DeVos on all of our public policy priorities, including equitable public education for all, healthy and safe schools, protections for our nation’s most vulnerable youth and the importance of family engagement in education. Where we are in alignment, we stand ready to work together, however, policies of the administration that attempt to weaken public education will continue to meet National PTA’s opposition.

“National PTA has long stood and advocated for high-quality public education to ensure all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Our association remains steadfast in our belief that public education must be strengthened with the support of adequate funding and continue to be governed by public officials. We oppose any private school choice system—vouchers, tax credits or deductions—that would divert public school resources.

“In addition to investing in public education, National PTA urges Secretary DeVos to improve the Department of Education’s role in advancing family engagement as a tool to increase student achievement and transform schools and communities. We strongly encourage the administration to carefully consider how family engagement can be integrated into all appropriate policy initiatives that it advances or supports. In particular, we urge the administration to fund the Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFECs) program and for the Department to utilize the appropriate resources to assist in the dissemination of research and best practices to support family engagement in local communities.

“Furthermore, National PTA hopes that Secretary DeVos will ensure continued implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). We also hope she will continue to prioritize stakeholder engagement in the implementation of the law. It is essential that parents and other stakeholders have a seat at the table as states and districts develop new education plans to provide valuable input and hold them accountable.

“National PTA is committed to working collaboratively with Secretary DeVos and the Department of Education to implement these recommendations and advance policies that ensure all children reach their highest potential. Critical progress has been made to improve education, provide educational equity for all children and make sure every child is prepared for long-term success. We cannot go backward.”

About National PTA
National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

Media Contact
Heidi May Wilson, National PTA

hmay@PTA.org, (703) 518-1242

Parent, Jennifer Ogle, Testified on Education Funding Plans

Representing the Washington State PTA (WSPTA) on Monday, February 6, parent Jennifer
Parent Testimony from WSPTA
Member, Jennifer Ogle
Ogle testified in the House Appropriations Committee on the House Democrat (HB 1843) and Senate Republican (SB 5607) education funding plans.

After waiting more than three hours to speak, Ogle challenged lawmakers to adopt ample funding solutions that include progressive revenue sources that are sufficient, sustainable and equitable. In addition, she shared WSPTA's position that final solutions must not shift funds from existing programs in the budget, but must consider the education and welfare of the whole child. 

Ogle thanked the Governor, the Senate Republicans and House Democrats for coming forward with solutions that recognize that some students need more help, and therefore more money, to be successful. But she cautioned against language that picked winners and losers, and urged lawmakers to adopt a solution where every student, no matter where they live, is a winner. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Senate Republicans and Democrats Unveil Education Funding Plans

On January 27, Senate Republicans announced the release of their education plan, followed up with a bill late afternoon the following day. The plan would change the current prototypical school funding formula to a per pupil funding formula, and would raise funds through an additional state property tax of $1.80 on $1,000 assessed value. Local levies would be eliminated in calendar year 2019 and, starting January 1, 2020, districts could seek a 10% local levy that could not be spent on salaries or basic education. The so-called “levy swap” results in some areas with higher assessed property valuations paying more, while those with lower assessed values pay less.

Other elements of the Senate Republican plan include a minimum $45,000 salary; a cap on salary expenditures to 80 percent of a school district’s total budget; extension of the levy cliff through December 31, 2018; and per pupil enhancements for students in poverty, special education, who are homeless, and English Language Learners. SB 5607 was heard Monday the 30th, acted on and passed out of the Senate budget committee on party lines with a couple of amendments on the 31st, and passed off the Senate floor February 1st by a vote of 25-24. It will be heard Monday, February 6 at 3:30 p.m., in House Appropriations.  

Democrats also responded with bills, and HB 1863 also will be heard Monday, February 6 at 3:30 p.m.  The Democrats’ proposals mirror concepts unveiled January 4th at the Joint Education Funding Task Force Committee meeting. Their plan maintains the prototypical school funding formula and enhances funding for family engagement and guidance counselors, along with additional funding for the Learning Assistance Program, ELL students, and Highly Capable students. It maintains a high local levy, scaling it down by half a percent each year, over four years, starting in Calendar Year 2018 (from 28 percent to 24 percent); the levy cliff is avoided. The proposal also maintains levy equalization; the Senate Republican plan eliminates LEA.  

The Democrats’ plan includes a starting teacher salary of $45,500, with increases for the first three years to $50,500.  Salary allocations for other teachers, those with professional certificates, school administrators and classified staff also are increased, and professional development time is phased in over four years. As in the Senate Republican plan, the current salary allocation box that sets minimums for various years of service and education, is eliminated. No specific revenue package supports the Democrats’ proposal.  

Charts have been released by Senate Committee Services and the Senate Republicans, and a comparison of plans has been produced by non-partisan House Committee Services. In addition, OSPI is working on creating what are commonly called “pivot tables” to compare the various plans to current funding levels so that school districts, parents, and others will have a clear comparison of how the different plans fund education to meet the state’s constitutional obligation.
As a reminder, it isn’t all education funding plans. Policy committees have until February 17th to vote bills out of committee. Week 5 starts the countdown to this first crucial cutoff, with fewer work sessions and more public hearings and executive action.  Bills that fail to see action are considered “dead,” although elements of these bills or even full bills may suddenly be found on bills that are moving.

Status of Top Five Legislative Priorities - Update
1.       Social and Emotional Learning
·      HB 1377 – the bill that would improve collaboration for school support services staff had a public hearing this week.
·      HB 1518 – this bill would create social emotional learning for the entire year, a summer ECEAP program, and a Summer Step-Up program to deal with summer learning loss in grades K-12. The bill is scheduled for a public hearing Monday, February 13th at 1:30 p.m., in the House Education Committee.
2.      Amply Funding Basic Education
·      New bills include: SB 5607 (Senate Republican funding plan), HB 1843 (House Democrat funding plan), and SB 5623 (Senate Democrat funding plan). 
3.      Closing the Opportunity Gap
·      No new bills introduced
4.      Standards for Paraeducators
·      SB 5607, the Senate Republican education funding plan, was amended January 31st to include SB 5070, which creates certification and endorsement requirements for paraeducators.
5.      Breakfast after the Bell
·      SB 5696 would require schools with student eligibility of 70 percent for free and reduced price meals to offer a type of “breakfast after the bell” program, starting in the 2018-19 school year. The bill is different from HB 1508, in that the House Bill includes references to grants for implementation and has a lunch co-pay reduction program.
2017 WSPTA Supported Issues:
·         Improving Educational Outcomes for Foster Children
o   No new bills
·         Engaging Families in Student Success
o   HB 1843 specifically increases to 1.085 the family engagement coordinator per prototypical school.
·         Post-Secondary/Higher Education Access and Affordability
o   HB 1840 and SB 5666 were introduced last week. The companion bills create the Washington Promise Program, which would offer free college tuition and fees to the state’s Community and Technical Colleges in one-year and two-year increments, phased in over the next few years.
·         Removing Barriers to Implementing ECEAP
o   SB 5733 would create a summer ECEAP pilot program for up to 600 slots, and a summer Jump Start grant program. It is similar to HB 1518, but does not include the emphasis on SEL.
·         Restorative Justice and School Safety
o   No new bills

Week in Review
WSPTA signed in Pro on several bills that support our Top 5 priorities and supported positions. In addition, member Michael Steffen of Marvista Elementary School traveled to Olympia to testify in support of HB 1508, breakfast after the bell.

The Week Ahead
Monday, February 6
3:30 p.m., House Appropriations, HHR A
Public Hearing:
1.     HB 1843 - Fulfilling the state's paramount duty for all children through equitable and responsible investments in the state's basic education program and reductions to local effort contributions.
2.    SSB 5607 - Concerning education.

Tuesday, February 7
8 a.m., House Early Learning & Human Services, HHR C
Public Hearing: HB 1777 - Concerning the financing of early learning facilities.

8 a.m., House Higher Education, HHR D
Public Hearing:
1.    HB 1512 - Expanding college bound scholarship eligibility.
      HB 1651 - Supporting students' success by increasing retention and graduation rates with evidence-based programs.

3:30 p.m., House Capital Budget, HHR B
Public Hearing: HB 1694 - Providing state funding assistance for public school construction.

Wednesday, February 8
1:30 p.m., House Higher Education, HHR D
Public Hearing: HB 1840 - Establishing the Washington promise program.

Thursday, February 9
8 a.m., House Education, HHR A
Executive Session:
1.       HB 1115 - Concerning paraeducators.
2.      HB 1377 - Improving students' mental health by enhancing nonacademic professional services.
3.      HB 1508 - Promoting student health and readiness through meal and nutrition programs.

3:30 p.m., House Appropriations, HHR A
Possible Executive Session:  HB 1843 - Fulfilling the state's paramount duty for all children through equitable and responsible investments in the state's basic education program and reductions to local effort contributions.

Friday, February 10
10 a.m., House Higher Education, HHR D
Public Hearing: HB 1488 - Expanding higher education opportunities for certain students.


Prepared by

Marie Sullivan
WSPTA Legislative Consultant
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