While our main focus so far this legislative session has been on the state budget, separate legislation impacting school districts continue to be introduced. We are continually updating our WASB State Bill Tracking Chart as new bills are released so please check it regularly.
The chart can be found on the header menu of this blog under “WASB Resources” and on our main website, WASB.org, under Services & Resources>>>Advocacy & Government Relations>>>State Bill Tracking Chart.
Examples of some recently added bills include:
AB 192 WASB Position: Supporting; WASB Resolution: 6.06
Adds communications to a parent of a student as a reimbursable mental health clinical consultation under the Medical Assistance program. (Rep. Rohrkaste)
See companion bill SB 177
AB 196 WASB Position: Supporting; WASB Resolutions: 2.16, 2.16a
Sparsity aid-Expands eligibility at $400 per pupil to school districts with up to 1,000 members and fewer than 10 pupils per square mile; and expands eligibility at $100 per pupil to districts with membership between 1,001 and 2,700 and fewer than 7 pupils per square mile. (Rep. Mursau)
See companion bill SB 182
SB 229 WASB Position: Supporting; WASB Resolution: 2.41(r)
Eliminate the 1,000 year moratorium on the school district revenue limit adjustment for energy efficiency projects. (Sen. Miller)