Bills to recognize schools and school employees approved by House – February 6, 2020

Bills to recognize schools and school employees approved by House – February 6, 2020

House Education Committee (reported by Mike Kelley): HB14 School Absenteeism and Truancy Amendments amends provisions related to truancy. It would standardize terms, allowing for more accurate data collection. The bill passed unanimously and now goes to the full House.

HB114 Early Learning Training and Assessment Amendments provides programs and assessments to improve early learning in literacy and mathematics. It passed on a vote of 11-2 and now goes to the full House.

House Floor (reported by Mike Kelley): Two bills recognizing schools and school employees were heard in the House. Both passed unanimously.

HB148: Utah Recognizing Inspiring School Employees Award Program, as the name implies, creates a program to recognize inspiring school employees. The program would be similar to a Teacher of the Year for Education Support Professionals. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

SCR5: Concurrent Resolution Recognizing Utah’s National Blue-Ribbon Schools commends the four Utah schools that received the National Blue-Ribbon Schools award in 2019.

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