Just the Facts: The 2018 Legislative Session for Education

K-12 Education – Just the FACTS & what SINGLE-PARTY control of Capitol did for/to Public Schools and Teachers in the 2018 Session:

SALARY INCREASES: Absolutely ZERO!

MAEP UNDERFUNDING: 2018 vs 2019 = +4,159,167 (for Pre-K programs, or 0.0016%)

Appropriated K-12 <$237 MILLION> LESS than what legislature said is just “ADEQUATE.”

RAISES that DIED W/OUT a Vote:

HB957 – Amend. # 7 = Teacher Raises – DEFEATED on Board
HB939 – Teacher salary INCREASE to S-Eastern avg – DIED
HB699 – Teacher salary INCREASE of $4,000 – DIED
HB536 – Teacher salary INCREASE of $2,000 – DIED.
HB103 – Teacher Asst. salary INCREASE to $15K/Yr – DIED
SB983 – Teacher salary INCREASE to Southeastern AVG. – DIED
SB996 – Teacher Asst.. salary INCREASE to $15K/Yr – DIED
HB154 – Teacher Asst. Student Loan Forgiveness Program – DIED
SB2203 – Teacher Asst. salary INCREASE – DIED
SB2434 – Teacher Asst. salary INCREASE – DIED
SB2708 – Teacher Asst. salary INCREASE – DIED

OTHER EDUCATION BILLS that DIED W/OUT a Vote:

HB8 – Increase ELL funding in districts >20% – DIED
HB15 – Require VO-TECH program in each Dist. – DIED.
HB16 – Require HOME EC. Program in each Dist. – DIED.
HB25 – Require DYSLEXIA Coordinator in each Dist. – DIED.
HB30 – Define AUTISM students as “At-Risk” under MAEP – DIED.
HB752 – DYSLEXIA & Speech Screening in each Dist. – DIED
HB1018 – DYSLEXIA Scholarship Program – DIED
HB1035 – DYSLEXIA Therapist Loan Forgiveness – DIED
HB833 – (& 719, 411) – Terminate “End of Course” EXIT EXAMS – DIED
HB408 – Teachers can serve in Leg. w/out losing PERS while serving – DIED.
HB446 – (&340, 208) Mandatory PRE-K, DIED
HB819 – Mandatory KINDERGARTEN – DIED
HB24 – Use ACT and ASPIRE / WorkKeys – DIED
HB160 – ALTERNATE LICENSING Path for Teacher Shortage Areas – DIED
HB409 – School DONATION tax deduction and Dedicated Use – DIED.

VICTORIES FOR THE PEOPLE

Defeated HB957 – Which would have Killed Adequate Education Funding just for political cover, AND would have sent public dollars to private schools.