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Senate Ed to Consider Patrick's Graduation Bill, Charter Bill Today

The Senate Education Committee is scheduled to meet today at 8:30 a.m. to consider action on four pending bills, including two of Sen. Patrick's bills—SB 2 relating to charter schools and SB 1724 which would modify the current testing and graduation requirements. The committee will also discuss five new bills that include:

  • SB 17 (Patrick | et al.) Relating to the training in school safety of certain employees of a school district or an open-enrollment charter school authorized to carry a concealed handgun on school premises.
  • SB 65 (Nelson) Relating to a program to recognize public schools with successful student health and fitness programs.
  • SB 453 (Deuell) Relating to payment of tuition to attend public schools for students holding certain United States student visas.
  • SB 832 (Davis) Relating to training for school district liaisons who assist students in the conservatorship of the state with school enrollments and transfers.
  • SB 833 (Davis) Relating to the aggregation of data in the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) regarding public school students in foster care.

Testimony will not be taken on any of the pending bills and will be limited to 2 minutes per person on new bills up for consideration. See the complete agenda.

Watch the meeting live.