Status Summary

First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.7.19.

Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.20.19 at 1:30 p.m.

Executive action taken in the Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.22.19; passed 1st substitute bill and referred to Ways & Means.

As of mid-March, the bill is dead. However, it could “come back" during the 2019 session as an amendment on another bill or other mechanisms, or next year (since bills technically stay alive for the full 2019-20 biennium).

(updated 1.10.20)

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SB 5859 creates an educational mentor grant program geared towards increasing graduation rates for high school students from underrepresented populations by expanding the programs of community-based organizations that match participating students with a committed, caring adult from the student’s community.

OSPI is directed, every three years, to select, through an application process, two community-based organizations that meet specified requirements. 

They must also provide a report to the legislature that describes the process developed for the grant program and provides information about the organizations selected to receive the first three-year grants.

*Companion to HB 1281*