Partners for Our Children

House: Funding is provided for implementation of Substitute House Bill 1783 (dual language instruction), creating a dual language pipeline scholarship program; providing technical assistance and support of the expansion and implementation of dual language programs in school districts; and creating a dual language grant program. Funding in the amount of $500,000 per year is provided for four grants to four pairs of school districts, with each pair of selected districts receiving a total of $125,000.
Senate: Funding is provided for a dual-language instruction pilot program in two school districts. Each school district shall provide a sequentially, articulated world language program in elementary schools that provides instruction in Spanish and a Chinese language.