Status Summary

Passed out of the House Committee on Education and on Feb 17th referred to the House Appropriations Committee, but never had a public hearing. This bill did not make it out of its committee by the cutoff deadline.

Legislative Session

2017

Status

Failed

Sponsor

Lytton

 

HB 1511 would amend current statute on the learning assistance program to allocate additional funding to provide supplemental instruction and services for underachieving students in schools with high concentrations of students eligible for free or reduced-price meals and students who are eligible pupils in the transitional bilingual instruction program. The bill would require a school building, in order to qualify for a learning assistance concentration allocation, to have a combined percentage of students qualified for free and reduced-price meals in the prior school year and students who are eligible pupils in the transitional bilingual instruction program. The bill additionally requires a school district, in order to receive a foster-homeless student learning assistance allocation, to provide documentation of its number of enrolled foster or homeless students to the superintendent of public instruction. The bill also allows funds for the learning assistance program to be expended for purposes of reading and literacy improvement strategy. This bill would take effect in a two phased approach, first on September 2017 and then September 2022.