SB 5733 attempts to improve student achievement by increasing the number of summer early childhood education and assistance programs at K-12 school building sites and providing summer step-up grants to increase the number of summer learning programs. The bill would require 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 and distribute the slots across the state by March 2018. The bill would also create the summer step-up grant program to increase the number of summer learning programs that combine academics and other forms of learning or skill development. The bill requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to: (1) Develop and administer the competitive grant program; and (2) Award grants to summer learning programs that are at least four weeks in length, for any of grades kindergarten through twelve that agree to create or expand summer learning programs. SB 5733 would be known as the summer step-up act.
Referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education