Status Summary

Passed out of the House Committee on Education and on Feb 17th referred to the House Appropriations Committee

Legislative Session

2017

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Senn

 

HB 1518 attempts to address student achievement by promoting social emotional learning throughout the calendar year. The bill, also referred to as the summer start up act, requires the department of early learning to contract for up to an additional six hundred slots in summer early childhood education and assistance programs at K-12 school building sites giving priority to programs operated in K-12 school buildings that: (1) Plan to include four-year old children; (2) Are in low-income areas or areas underserved by the programs; (3) Plan to fund summer meals using reimbursements from the United States department of agriculture or other nonstate sources; and (4) submit a report to the governor and legislature by October 2019 on the results of the summer program. The bill would additionally require the superintendent of public instruction to convene a work group to build upon the social emotional learning work group established in 2016. The bill would also create the summer step-up grant program, a two-year program, to increase the number of programs that combine academics and social emotional learning.