HB 2728 would establish a reading coaches grant program subject to funds appropriated for this purpose. The bill would award up to 175 grants not to exceed $75,000 per year for four years, per elementary school. Priority would be given to elementary schools with the highest percentage of tested students receiving a score of basic or below basic on the statewide assessment in English language arts the previous year. The percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunch may also be used as a consideration. The Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction would be required to evaluate the program and prepare on program outcomes.
HB 2728 was referred to the House Education committee but was not scheduled for a hearing. Therefore the bill is dead.