K-3 READING AND LITERACY IMPROVEMENT ACT.

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House Bill 420 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 25, 2021
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR LOCAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THAT EVERY KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SECOND GRADE CLASSROOM HAS A FULL-TIME TEACHER ASSISTANT AND EVERY THREE THIRD GRADE CLASSROOMS HAS A FULL-TIME TEACHER ASSISTANT.
Intro. by Hunt, A. Baker, Brown, Cooper-Suggs.

Status: Ref to the Com on Appropriations, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Mar 29 2021)

SOG comments (1):

Identical bill

Identical to S 359, filed 3/25/21.

H 420

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 25 2021 - More information

    Appropriates from the General Fund $271 million in recurring additional funds to the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for the 2021-22 fiscal year. Provides for allocations of the funds to local school administrative units to provide the dollar equivalent of teacher assistance positions, with one teacher assistant for every class in kindergarten, first, and second grade, and one teacher assistant for every three classes in third grade. Requires distribution based on an estimated statewide average salary and benefits per position and an average class size of 21 students per classroom. Effective July 1, 2021.


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