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**The Foundation for Tacoma Students Bill Tracker is an internal tool maintained by FFTS staff. Any commentary or noted position may shift as we learn more about a piece of legislation, and does NOT reflect the official position of the Foundation for Tacoma Students, or its Board of Directors. Please see our website for our officially adopted advocacy priorities. Any questions about the tracker can be directed to Ben Mitchell at bmitchell@graduatetacoma.org
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HB/SBBill #TopicC2C Outcome AreaStatusKey DatesSponsorFFTS PositionNotes
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HB1835Establish an outreach initiative for the Washington college grant and an outreach and completion initiative for FAFSA and WASFA to help students succeedPostsecondary3/30 - Signed into lawHansenSupport (top priority)Aligns with FFTS policy agenda and seems good. Floor amendment removes the creation of the innovation and challenge fund
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HB1659Making higher education more affordable and accessible for studentsPostsecondary3/10 - Returned to legislature - DEADSlatterSupport (top priority)Final bill increases to WCG elgibility to 60% of MFI. Makes the bridge grants $500 for all colleges and universities
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HB1687Enhancing the college bound scholarship program by increasing opportunities for students to attend community and technical colleges Postsecondary2/12 - Passed off of the House Floor; Senate Higher Ed. and WFD Cmmte. - DEADBergquistSupport (top priority)Aligns with FFTS policy agenda to expand equitable PS pathways. Removes “c” average GPA requirement for CTC enrollees
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HB 1736Establishing a state student loan programPostsecondary3/30 - Signed into lawSullivanSupport (top priority)One-time funding for a program proposed to begin in 2024. WSAC must conduct a study and develop a plan first
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SB5789Creating the Washington career and college pathways innovation challenge programPostsecondary3/30 - Signed into lawRandallSupport (top priority)Aligns with FFTS policy agenda to expand equitable access to PS pathways. Would establish the The Washington career and college pathways innovation challenge program.
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HB1601Expanding the students experiencing homelessness and foster youth pilot program at CTCsPostsecondaryHouse College and WFD Cmmte. 1/13 - Do Pass rec. 1/17 - referred to Approp. Cmmte. - DEADLeavittSupportAlign with FFTS policy agenda to expand equitable PS pathways
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HB1590Concerning enrollment stabilization funding to address enrollment declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.K-12 Education2/23 - Signed into lawDolanSupportAligns with FFTS policy agenda to maintain K-12 budgets. Companion to SB 5563
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SB5563Concerning enrollment stabilization funding to address enrollment declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.K-12 EducationSen. EL and K-12 Cmmte. 1/21 - Do Pass rec. 1/24 - referred to Ways and Means Cmmte. 2/7 - Subst. bill with Do Pass rec. - DEADWellmanSupportAligns with FFTS policy agenda to maintain K-12 budgets. Companion to HB 1590
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HB1985Concerning prototypical school formulas for physical, social, and emotional support in schoolsK-12 EducationHouse Educ. Cmmte. - DEADDolanSupportCompanion bill for SB 5595
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SB5595Concerning prototypical school formulas for physical, social, and emotional support in schoolsK-12 EducationSen. EL and K-12 Cmmte. 1/17 - Subst. bill with Do Pass rec. 1/18 - referred to Ways and Means Cmmte. 2/7 - 2nd Subst. bill with Do Pass rec. - DEADWellmanSupportAligns with FFTS policy agenda for K-12 funding. More nurses and counselors. Companion to HB 1985
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HB1664Concerning prototypical school formulas for physical, social, and emotional support in schoolsK-12 Education2/23 - Signed into lawRuleSupportAligns with FFTS policy agenda for K-12 funding. More nurses and counselors.
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HB1746Recommendations for supporting student success during COVID K-12 Education2/12 - Passed off of the House Floor; Senate EL and K-12 Educ. Cmmte. - DEADOrtiz-SelfSupportRequires WSU to create reports that: (1) summarize educational services and supports offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and describe the implementation of SEL standards; and (2) update a 2015 report identifying the prevalence of resilience factors relevant to student success.
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HB1867Concerning dual credit program dataK-12 Education3/17 - Signed into lawPaulSupportAlign with FFTS policy agenda around equitable postsecondary pathways. Reporting on equitable access to dual credit. Also WA STEM priority.
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SB5553Providing data regarding early STEM metrics in the STEM education report cardK-12 EducationPassed House policy committee. Waiting for House floor vote - DEADWilsonSupportWA STEM is supportive
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SB5838Providing a monthly diaper subsidy for parents or other caregivers receiving temporary assistance for needy familiesChild Care and Early Learning3/17 - Signed into lawNoblesSupportNot in direct alignment with FFTS policy agenda, but relevant to our priority around supporting early learning. Provides that households receiving TANF with children under the age of three may receive a monthly payment to assist with child-related necessities. CCR is supportive. Sen. Nobles in sponsor. Companion to HB 1947
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HB1760Expanding access to dual credit programsK-12 Education2/12 - Passed off of the House Floor; Senate Ways and Means Cmmte. - DEADPaulSupportLowers dual enrollment program costs for eligible students with financial need by creating a subsidy program, reducing per college credit fees for eligible college in the high school students, and revising eligibility for the Running Start Program tuition fee waiver. Makes the Running Start Summer School Pilot Program a permanent program. Expands requirements to notify students and their parents about dual credit programs and the dual enrollment subsidy program.
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SHB1162Concerning high school graduation credit and pathway optionsK-12 Education2/14 - Passed off of the House Floor; Sen. Early Learning and K-12 Educ. Cmmte. - DEADStonierMonitor (with questions)Creates a performance exhibition H.S. graduation pathway option.
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SB5902Concerning the implementation of high school graduation credit requirementsK-12 EducationSen. EL and K-12 Cmmte. - DEADWellmanMonitor (with questions)Would reduce H.S. graduation credit requirement. Black Joy Consortium was opposed
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HB1836Awarding academic scholarships to members of underprivileged or disadvantaged groupsPostsecondaryHouse Civil Rights and Judiciary - DEADShewmakeMonitorSeems good, but don't really understand the technical details of this one
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HB1805Concerning the opportunity scholarship programPostsecondary3/30 - Signed into lawPaulMonitorAllows WSOS to accept advanced degree program students who exceed 125 percent of the state MFI if they demonstrate financial need through other factors. Aligns the definition of "resident student" with the WCG. Includes registered apprenticeships under the WSOS Program Professional-Technical Degree and Certificate programs. Makes WSOS automatically renewed until the program length expires, 125% of the program length. Removes the 2.0 grade point average for the Rural County High Employer Demand Jobs Program.
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HB1840Establish a task force to examine the ways that diversity and equity and mental health can be improved at community and technical colleges.PostsecondaryHouse College and WFD Cmmte. 1/27 - Subst. bill Do Pass rec. 1/31 - referred to appropriations - DEADOrtiz-SelfMonitorWA STEM is supportive
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HB1872Establishing the care worker center to promote caregiving professionsPostsecondaryHouse College and WFD Cmmte. 1/26 - Do Pass rec. 1/27 - referred to Approp. Cmmte. - DEADSennMonitorIntersting workforce angle. Would establish a care worker center to promote career pathways, provide research and marketing to support recruitment, make recommendations for strategies to streamline education pathways and increase access to coursework, and identify and promote support services for care workers
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HB1907Concerning scholarship displacement in postsecondary institutions' gift equity packaging policiesPostsecondary3/24 - Signed into lawSteeleMonitorDon't understand the equity implications of this. Would incentivize the giving of scholarships by private entities by addressing scholarship displacement. i.e. public or insittuional scholarships or grnats could not be reduced if a stuednt also receives a private scholarship
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SB5764Concerning apprenticeships and higher educationPostsecondary3/24 - Signed into lawRandallMonitorSeems good. Workforce alignment, but not on the policy agenda. Would provide dedicated funding support for student apprenticeship enrollments at the community and technical colleges.
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SB5797Concerning the opportunity scholarship programPostsecondarySen. Higher Ed. and WFD Cmmte. - DEADLiiasMonitorNot sure that this represents an equitable expansion of PS pathways. Would expand WA Opportunity Scholarship eligibility for advanced degree programs. State median family income may be greater than 125 percent if the eligible student can demonstrate financial need through other factors
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SB5600Concerning the sustainability and expansion of state registered apprenticeship programsPostsecondary2/24 - Signed into lawKeiserMonitorInteresting workforce policy, but not a fit FFTS policy agenda
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SB5771Provide better understanding of the need for basic education for adults in the statePostsecondary 2/12 - Passed off of the Senate Floor; House Approp. Cmmte. - DEADHolyMonitorWould require counting residents who do not have a high school diploma or credential and the number of students expected to enroll in basic education for adults courses at community and technical colleges in caseload forecasts
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HB2007Establishing a nurse educator loan repayment program under the Washington health corpsPostsecondary3/31 - Signed into lawSlatterMonitorNot clear what the intent or implications are, but does seem to have a positive impact on workforce issues
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HB2019Increasing educational and training opportunities for careers in retailPostsecondary3/31 - Signed into lawBoehnkeMonitorNot an FFTS policy priority.
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SB5830Increasing tenure-track faculty at the public baccalaureate institutionsPostsecondarySen. Higher Ed. and WFD Cmmte. 1/27 - Do Pass rec. 1/28 - Referred to Ways and Means Cmmte. - DEADLiiasMonitorNot an FFTS priority. Would increase tenure track faculty positions at public universities. Would be applied equitably, i.e. # of positions based on student/faculty ratio
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SB5844Concerning work performed by institutions of higher educationPostsecondaryPassed House fiscal committee. Waiting for House floor vote - DEADLiiasMonitorHas something to do with dollar thresholds for Univ. construction projects, and awarding contracts directly or putthng them out for bid. Not clear the intent or implications
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SB5847Providing information to public service employees about the public service loan forgiveness programPostsecondary3/30 - Signed into lawLiiasMonitorNot and FFTS priority. Does a few things to increase uptake of federal loan forgivneess program for people who work in public service.
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SB5854Concerning ethical performance of faculty dutiesPostsecondary3/24 - Signed into lawRandallMonitorNot clear what the intent or implications are
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SB5874Concerning residency of students affiliated with the militaryPostsecondary3/30 - Signed into lawNoblesMonitorDon't totally understand the details, but it would expand access to student military benefits
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HB1800Increasing access to behavioral health services for minorsOut of school, youth development, SEL3/24 - Signed into lawEslickMonitorNot an FFTS agenda priority, but seems interesting
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SB5643Would fund 4H participant fees and allow counties to make health and safety recs for 4H programsOut of school, youth development, SEL2/15 - Passed off of the Senate Floor; House Rural Dev., Ag. and Natural Resources Cmmte. - DEADSchoeslerMonitorMay have more to do with non-youth development related issues
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HB2078Establishing the outdoor school for all programOut of school, youth development, SEL3/23 - Signed into lawRuleMonitorCompanion bill for SB 5925
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HB2014Establishing the outdoor school for all programOut of school, youth development, SELHouse Educ. Cmmte. - DEADRuleMonitorCompanion bill for HB 5905
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SB5905Establishing the outdoor school for all programOut of school, youth development, SELSen. EL and K-12 Cmmte. - DEADHuntMonitorWill create a Outdoor School for All grant program.
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SB5925Establishing the outdoor school for all programOut of school, youth development, SELSen. EL and K-12 Cmmte. - DEADHuntMonitorCompanion bill for HB 2078
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HB1861Creating the Washington future fund trust fund programOtherHouse Housing, Human Srvcs. and Vets. Cmmte. 1/27 - Subst. bill with Do Pass rec. - DEADStonierMonitorNot in direct alignment with FFTS policy priorities, but has clear implications for C2C concerns. Companion to SB 5752. Would create a fund to provide a sum of money in a savings and investment account for individuals born into low-income families
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HB1947Providing a monthly diaper subsidy for parents or other caregivers receiving temporary assistance for needy familiesChild Care and Early LearningHouse Housing, Human Srvcs. and Vets. Cmmte. 1/28 - Subst. bill with Do Pass rec. 2/1 - referred to Approp. Cmmte. - DEADFrameMonitorNot in direct alignment with FFTS policy priorities, but has clear implications for C2C concerns. Would direct the dept. of social and health services to provide a monthly diaper subsidy to families with children under three who are eligible for TANF. CCR is supportive. Companion to SB 5838
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HB2009Creating the evergreen basic income trustOtherHouse Human Srcs. and Vets. Cmmte. - DEADBerryMonitorIntriguing anti-poverty program. Will provide monthly cash assistance equal to the fair market rent for a two bedroom home for 36 months. Eligible recipients must be 18 years old, a resident of WA, and have an income of not more than 50% of AMI
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SB5793Concerning stipends for low-income or underrepresented community members of state boards, commissions, councils, committees, and other similar groupsOther3/30 - Signed into lawWilson, C.MonitorNot an FFTS priority, but Sen. Trudeau is a co-sponsor
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HB1808Concerning pupil transportation fundingK-12 Education2/2 - Passed off of the House Floor; Sen. Early Learning and K-12 Cmmte. - DEADStonierMonitorNot sure.
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HB1153Increasing language access in public schoolsK-12 Education3/23 - Signed into lawOrwallMonitorFirst introduced in 2021 session, and reintroduced in 2022. Establishes principles for effective language access programs. Directs OSPI to implement a Language Access Technical Assistance Program. Requires schools to collect data on language access and language assistance services; and implement, language access programs that meet stated requirements. LEV is supportive; OneAmerica is supportive
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HB2034Concerning juvenile recordsK-12 Education2/9 - Passed off of the House Floor; Sen. human Services, Reentry and Rehab. Cmmte. - DEADFrameMonitorNot an FFTS policy priority
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HB2038Supporting children involved with child welfare servicesK-12 EducationHouse Children, youth and families Cmmte. 2/2 - Subst. bill with Do Pass rec. 2/3 - Referred to Approp. Cmmte. 2/7 - Subst. bill with Do Pass rec. - DEADCaldierMonitorNot an FFTS policy priority
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HB1829Creating the African American studies specialty endorsementK-12 EducationHouse Ed. Cmmite. - DEADJohnsonMonitorNot an FFTS agenda priority, but seems interesting
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HB1833Establishing an electronic option for the submission of household income information required for participation in school meals and programsK-12 Education3/23 - Signed into lawBergMonitorNot an FFTS agenda priority, but seems interesting. SOWA is supportive
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HB1834Require that student absences for mental health reasons be categorized as excused absencesK-12 Education3/11 - Signed into lawCallanMonitorNot an FFTS agenda priority, but seems interesting
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HB1611advancing equity in programs for highly capable studentsK-12 EducationPassed Senate policy committee. Waiting for Senate floor vote - DEADDolanMonitorNot sure. What do we think about universal screening in 2nd and 6th grade?
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HB1878Increasing public school participation in the community eligibility provision of the United States department of agricultureK-12 Education3/4 - Signed into lawRiccelliMonitorTo enable more schools to provide free meals to all students under the Community Eligibility Provision
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HB1900Improving school districts' responses to complaints of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullyingK-12 EducationHouse Educ. Cmmte. - DEADSennMonitorNo position. Would require OSPI to develop model student handbook language related to discrimination, including sexual harassment, information about policies and complaint procedures related to harassment, intimidation, and bullying, as well as the overlap between the policies and complaint procedures.
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HB1938Concerning student financial educationK-12 EducationHouse Educ. Cmmte. - DEADStonierMonitorNot and FFTS policy priority. Would require the formation of PPP to study create and support financial education.
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HB1942Concerning the provision of the paraeducator fundamental course of studyK-12 EducationPassed Senate policy committees. Waiting for Senate floor vote - DEADDonaghyMonitorUnclear what the intent and implications of this are. Changes the deadlines and in-person requirements for providing the paraeducator fundamental course of study.
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HB1955Creating uniformity in education requirements for students who are the subject of a dependency proceedingK-12 Education3/17 - Signed into lawRuleMonitorUnclear what the intent and implications of this are. Makes numerous changes to education and other requirements pertaining to students who are the subject of a dependency proceeding.
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HB1536Establishing regional apprenticeship programs through educational service districtsK-12 EducationHouse Educ. Cmmte. - DEADMaycumberMonitorNot an FFTS priority. Would give ESDs $ to establish regional apprenticeship programs, including staff to oversee the programs and other nonstaff funding needed to establish the programs and necessary agreements with local stakeholders, including unions, other apprenticeship programs, and school districts.
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HB1962Extending the time frame for establishing charter schoolsK-12 EducationHouse Educ. Cmmte. - DEADEntenmanMonitorNot an FFTS priority. Would extend the charter school establishment period to conclude on April 3, 2027
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HB1974Moving state board of education and educational service district elections to the Washington state school directors' associationK-12 Education3/17 - Signed into lawYbarraMonitorNot an FFTS policy priority. Would move elctions out of OSPI. Not clear what the intent or implications are
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HB2054Concerning video recording devices for school busesK-12 EducationHouse Educ. Cmmte. - DEADJacobsenMonitorNot clear what the intent or implications are. Would require that all school buses that are primarily or exclusively used for the transportation of students with disabilities be equipped with video recording devices.
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HB2016Teaching students how to prevent, and avoid being recruited into, sex traffickingK-12 EducationHouse Educ. Cmmte. - DEADMorganMonitorWould add teaching students how to prevent, and avoid being recruited into, sex trafficking into comprehensive Sex. Ed.
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ESB5202Establishing school district depreciation subfunds for the purposes of preventative maintenanceK-12 EducationHouse Educ. Cmmte. - DEADSchoeslerMonitorNot an FFTS policy priority
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SB5537Changing compulsory school attendance requirements from 8 to 5 years of ageK-12 EducationSen. EL and K-12 Cmmte. 1/28 - Subst. bill with Do Pass rec. 1/31 - Referred to Ways and Means. - DEADWellmanMonitorNot an FFTS priority. Seems fine, but not clear what the problem is that the bill is attempting to address
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SB5581Addressing pupil transportation allocationsK-12 Education2/10 - Passed off of the Senate floor; House Approp. Cmmte. - DEADWellmanMonitorNot an FFTS priority, but seems good. Sen. Nobles is co-sponsor
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SB5719Concerning dual credit costsK-12 EducationSen. EL and K-12 Cmmte. 1/21 - Subst. bill with Do Pass rec. 1/24 - referred to Ways and Means - DEADMulletMonitorReduces dual credit fees for students. WA Round Table has concerns about the reimbursment rates for higher ed. institutions
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SB5720Providing student financial literacy educationK-12 Education3/30 - Signed into lawMulletMonitorNot and FFTS priority, but seems fine
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SB5734Addressing student physical education and health requirementsK-12 EducationSen. EL and K-12 Cmmte. - DEADDhingraMonitorAdds credit requirements for health.
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SB5735Counting asynchronous instructional hours towards those required by the instructional program of basic educationK-12 EducationSen. EL and K-12 Cmmte. - DEADDhingraMonitorDon't really understand the implications
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SB5798Increasing public school participation in the community eligibility provision of the United States department of agricultureK-12 EducationSen. EL and K-12 Cmmte. 1/28 - Do Pass Rec. 1/31 - Referred to Ways and Means - DEADWilsonMonitorSeems good. Think it would increase the number of school participating in some sort of Federal school meals program by lowering the participation threshhold from 62.5% of student body be eligible (FRL?) to 40% of student body.
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SB5820Appointing the superintendent of public instructionK-12 EducationSen. EL and K-12 Cmmte. - DEADCarlyleMonitorNot and FFTS policy priority. Would make OSPI Superintendent an appointed instead of elected position
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SB5833Increasing compensation options for directors of a school district boardK-12 EducationSen. EL and K-12 Cmmte. - DEADCarlyleMonitorNot an FFTS policy priority. Would allow school board members to be compensated up to $30k per year based on distrcit size. Larger district (>30k students) Board members get paid more
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SJR8212Removing the superintendent of public instruction as a statewide elected officialK-12 EducationSen. EL and K-12 Cmmte. - DEADCarlyleMonitorNot an FFTS priority. Self-explanatory
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SB5487Concerning small school district consolidation incentives for infrastructure enhancement and modernizationK-12 Education2/10 - Passed off of the Senate floor; House Capital Budget Cmmte. - DEADHawkinsMonitorprovides 10% state funding assistnace to small school distrcits that voluntarily consolidate. Directs OSPI to adminster conslidation planning grants to districts
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SB5871Establishing a pilot project to authorize certificated teachers to operate microschoolsK-12 EducationSen. EL and K-12 Cmmte. - DEADWilson, J.MonitorNot an FFTS policy priority.
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SB5878Clarifying visual and performing arts instructionK-12 Education3/30 - Signed into lawRolfesMonitorWould clarify, for schools and school districts, the importance of arts education and ensure formal instruction in the core disciplines of visual and performing arts for all Washington students.
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HB1591Providing access to local enrichment funding for charter schoolsK-12 EducationAppropriations Cmmte. - DEADDolanMonitorIs a priority for WA charters
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SB5922Concerning K-12 education fundingK-12 EducationSenate EL and K-12 Cmmte. - DEADBraunMonitorAddresses a lot of different things. Need more time to fully assess.
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HB2090Establishing a process for students to earn academic credit by participating in activities of federally recognized Indian tribesK-12 EducationHouse Educ. Cmmte. - DEADLekanoffMonitorWould require school distrcits to accept high school credits earned by students participating in traditional tribal education; and leadership development programs.
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HJR4200Amending the Constitution to allow a simple majority of voters voting to authorize school district bondsK-12 EducationHouse Educ. Cmmte. 2/3 - Do Pass Rec. and referred to Capital Budget Cmmte. - DEADStonierMonitorProposes a constitutional amendment to authorize school districts to
issue general obligation bonds for capital purposes, levy taxes to make payments on those bonds, and exceed a constitutional debt limit with
approval by a simple majority of the voters,
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HB1883Establishing a lifeline for youth and young adults who have experienced or are at risk of entering into public systems of careChild Care and Early LearningHouse Children, youth and families Cmmte. - DEADChoppMonitorInteresting, but not an FFTS priority. Would establish a lifeline for independent living to facilitate and promote partnerships across state agencies, tribes, counties, and community-based providers to coordinate trauma informed, healing-centered, and culturally responsive services for youth and young adults and their natural supports to facilitate stability.
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HB1890Concerning the children and youth behavioral health work groupChild Care and Early Learning3/17 - Signed into lawCallanMonitorNo position on this. Would require the work group to convene an advisory group for the purpose of developing a draft strategic plan.
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HB1905Reducing homelessness for youth and young adults discharging from a publicly funded system of careChild Care and Early Learning3/24 - Signed into lawSennMonitorSounds good, but not a policy priority for us. Would implement community services, system responses, and flexible funding resources for homeless youth exiting public programs
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HB1944Increasing the time period that certain parents receive supervision after reunification during child welfare court proceedingsChild Care and Early LearningHouse Children, youth and families Cmmte. - DEADWalshMonitorUnclear what the intent and implications of this are
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HB1945Improving communication between the department of children, youth, and families and caregiversChild Care and Early LearningHouse Children, youth and families Cmmte. 1/31 - Subst. bill with Do Pass rec. 2/2 - Referred to Rules Cmmte. - DEADDentMonitorNot an FFTS priority. Would require DCYF to develop and implement a caregiver liaison program for the purpose of improving communication between the department and caregivers. And would require DCYF to study and submit a report about implementing an automated notification system for cargviers
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HB2068Creating the imagination library of Washington programChild Care and Early Learning3/11 - Signed into lawStonierMonitorNot clear on the purpose of this bill. Provides details on Imagination Library Program
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HB 1771Permitting family child care providers to collectively bargain defined contribution retirement benefitsChild Care and Early LearningHouse Labor and Workplace Cmmte.; 1/21 - Do Pass rec.; 1/25 - referred to appropriations - DEADBerryMonitorCCR is supportive
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HB1923Protecting the parent-child relationshipChild Care and Early LearningSen. Children, youth and families Cmmte. - DEADChaseMonitorNot sure. Don't understand the implications of this one.
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HB1936Concerning the membership and subcommittees of the oversight board for children, youth, and familiesChild Care and Early LearningSen. Children, youth and families Cmmte. 1/26 - Subst bill with Do Pass rec. 1/28 - Rferred to Rules Cmmte. - DEADDentMonitorNot sure. Don't understand the implications of this one.
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SB5630Expanding the statutory program of basic education to include the basic education program of early learning Child Care and Early LearningSen. EL and K-12 Cmmte. - DEADHasegawaMonitorUniversal pre-k
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SB5752Creating the Washington future fund trust fund programChild Care and Early LearningSen. Human Services, reentry and rehab. Cmmte. 1/28 - Subst. bill with Do Pass rec. 1/31 - Referred to Ways and Means - DEADTrudeauMonitorSeems good. Baby bonds program. Sen. Trudeau is a sponsor
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HB2082Assessing child care accessChild Care and Early LearningHouse Children, youth and families Cmmte. 2/2 - Subst. bill with Do Pass rec. 2/3 - Referred to Rules Cmmte. - DEADKlippertMonitorRequires DCYF to conduct a statewide assessment of child care deserts. Requires review of Assessment and recommendations to increase the availability, affordability, and accessibility of child care for families of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. SOWA is supportive
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HB1941Prohibiting active shooter scenarios for school safety-related drillsK-12 Education3/17 - Signed into lawWalenMonitorNot an FFTS policy priority
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HB1633Providing parents and their children with more choices for a quality K-12 education through the family empowerment scholarship programK-12 EducationHouse Educ. Cmmte. - DEADWalshDo not supportVoucher program. Not an FFTS priority
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HB1807Addressing the protection of quality civic education and academic discourseK-12 EducationHouse Educ. Cmmte. - DEADWalshDo not supportDoes not align with FFTS policy agenda
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HB1886Prohibiting the teaching of critical race theory and related curricula in public schoolsK-12 EducationHouse Educ. Cmmte. - DEADKlippertDo not supportDoes not align with FFTS policy agenda
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HB1976Prohibiting public schools from requiring students to eat or drink outside school buildingsK-12 EducationHouse Educ. Cmmte. - DEADCorryDo not supportNot an FFTS policy priority