House Education Committee Moves Capital Outlay and Alternative High School Legislation Forward
The House Education Committee passed HB 81 by Rep. John Corbett (R-Lake Park). The legislation changes Capital Outlay eligibility criteria for low wealth school districts. More information on HB 81 is available here.
A substitute version of HB 87 by House Education Chair Rep. Chris Erwin (R-Homer), which seeks to change school governance, academic accountability, and funding requirements for alternative high schools, also passed the committee. The legislation applies to Mountain Education Charter High School, Foothills Education Charter High School, and Coastal Plains Charter High School, which serve non-traditional students who have dropped out or who are at risk of dropping out. More information on HB 87 is available here.
Both bills now move to the House Rules Committee.
Erwin informed the committee that both subcommittees will meet Monday for hearings on HB 51 and HB 141.
Monday, Feb. 13 – Legislative Day 17
House Education Policy Subcommittee, 1 p.m., 515 CLOB
House Education Curriculum Subcommittee, 2 p.m., 515 CLOB
House Appropriations Education Subcommittee, 3 p.m., 415 CLOB
Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Legislative Day 18
Wednesday, Feb. 15 – Legislative Day 19
Thursday, Feb. 16 – Legislative Day 20