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Legislative Updates

April 2017


CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS:

House Members: http://buff.ly/2oIPnVL

Senate Members: http://buff.ly/2oIVkCl


CAPSS Supports S.B. 1026, an Act concerning revisions to the HS graduation requirements. In addition to streamlining the credit requirements, it would promote multiple pathways for student learning and demonstration of mastery.

Contact your local legislators to modify the language in HB 7252, an Act establishing an adjudication process for special education, to change the language to make the adjudication process mandatory, not voluntary.



Contact your local legislators to express concerns regarding ECS Grant money & Special Ed grants. It’s especially critical to support S.B. 1008 (An act concerning the financial responsibility of Boards of Education resulting from residential placements by the Department of Developmental Services) as this would relieve districts of what would be a huge unfunded mandate.


CAPSS does not support changes to the governor’s budget regarding teacher pension, as local municipalities and schools districts cannot afford incurring 1/3 of the cost of this retirement system.

CAPSS supports HB 7255, an Act establishing a task force to conduct a feasibility study regarding the creation of a special education predictable cost cooperative, as this would create a state-level pool and provide opportunities for different districts to contribute to it based upon their actuarial history with special education costs.

CAPSS supports HB 7207, an Act making revisions to the Student Data Privacy Act of 2016. The delay in implementation until July 2018 will allow time for the establishment of a task force to design the requirements to meet a more realistic timeframe within which districts can comply.


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