Status Summary

First reading, referred to Education on 1.23.19. Public hearing in the House Committee on Education on 1.27.2020. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Education on 2.6.2020. 1st substitute bill passed. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 2.7.2020. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 2.10.2020. 1st substitute bill substituted Floor amendment(s) adopted. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 2.18.2020. IN THE SENATE: First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.20.2020. (updated 2.21.2020) 

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Rep. Corry
HB2816 would require the Washington State School Directors' Association to develop a model policy and procedure for nurturing a positive social and emotional school and classroom climate and to require school districts to adopt policy and procedures consistent with the model policy and procedures.  

The goal of the policy and procedure is to support and promote school and school district action plans that create, maintain, and nurture physically, emotionally, and intellectually safe, respectful, and positive school and classroom environments that foster equitable, ethical, social, emotional, and academic education for all students.

The model policy and procedures must be posted publicaly on the School Directors' Association website by December 1, 2020 and school districts must adopt and implement their own policy and procedure by September 1, 2021.