Bills Pending Rhode Island House Education Committee

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RIS2516Engross
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EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS - Requires RIDE to develop type 1 diabetes informational materials for the parents and guardians of students that will be posted publicly on RIDE's website.
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2024-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
To House Education Committee
RIH8302Intro
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House Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Commissioner Of Elementary And Secondary Education Prepare A Report On The School Meal Debt Policy For All Rhode Island School Districts And Charter Schools
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2024-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
To House Education Committee
RIS2805Engross
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INCORPORATING THE RHODE ISLAND COMMISSION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE - Reduces the number of commissioners on the board of commissioners to no less than fifteen and would add a d/b/a Serve RI designation after commissions name.
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2024-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
To House Education Committee
RIS2807Engross
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EDUCATION -- SHEILA C. "SKIP" NOWELL ACADEMY - Provides for changes to the operating structure of the Nowell Academy establishing a cooperative agreement among school districts.
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2024-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
To House Education Committee
RIS2741Engross
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Requires school districts to provide the parent/guardian of a student with an individualized education program (IEP) with information concerning the achieving a better life experie...
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2024-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
To House Education Committee
RIS2142Intro
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EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION WORKFORCE DATA ACT - Codifies the previously funded Rhode Island early care and education workforce registry data system.
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2024-05-23
To House Education Committee
RIS2146Engross
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EDUCATION -- SCHOOL AND YOUTH PROGRAMS CONCUSSION ACT - Requires all school districts to designate an athletic trainer to be available for high school athletic practices and games.
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2024-05-17
To House Education Committee
RIS2148Engross
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EDUCATION -- THE KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWO - 2) MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE ACT (Mandates 20 students per classroom for kindergarten through second grade. Exceptions for emergencies and temporary situations, not to exceed 3 days and mid-year enrollments.
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2024-05-17
To House Education Committee
RIS2289Engross
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EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION - Prohibits colleges and universities from withholding a student's transcript due to the student failing to pay any expenses owed to the college or university but permits the withholding of a student's ...
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2024-05-10
To House Education Committee
RIH8202Intro
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EDUCATION -- OFFENSES PERTAINING TO SCHOOLS - Bans preferential treatment to a university applicant because of the student's familial relationship to a previous university attendee.
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2024-04-25
To House Education Committee
RIH7781Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PARENTS BILL OF RIGHTS ACT - Provides for a parents' bill of rights related to the health, education and welfare of their minor children.
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2024-04-10
To House Education Committee
RIH7727Intro
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EDUCATION -- FAIRNESS IN WOMEN'S SPORTS ACT - Categorizes women by their biological identity at birth rather than their gender identity for purpose of organized sports.
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2024-04-10
To House Education Committee
RIH8103Intro
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EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS - Allows a school district to establish a school year that is the equivalent of one hundred eighty (180) days through the use of longer school days or a combination of longer school days and shorter ...
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2024-04-03
To House Education Committee
RIH8104Intro
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EDUCATION -- SCHOOL AND YOUTH PROGRAM CONCUSSION ACT - Authorizes the sport of skateboarding to be a youth sports program that is part of Rhode Island Interscholastic League Competition.
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2024-04-03
To House Education Committee
RIH7290Intro
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EDUCATION -- COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE - Directs each local education agency adopt a program to monitor absenteeism data to identify students who are at risk for chronic absenteeism before it becomes a chronic situation.
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2024-04-03
To House Education Committee
RIH7355Intro
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EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION - Prohibits colleges and universities from withholding a student's transcript due to the student failing to pay any expenses owed to the college or university but permits the withholding of a student's ...
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2024-03-27
To House Education Committee
RIH7873Intro
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EDUCATION -- RIGHTS OF PARENTS AND GUARDIANS IN PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL INSTRUCTION ACT - Enables parents to review public school learning materials/object if the parent decides that the material is harmful. Also a parent may withdraw their student from t...
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2024-03-27
To House Education Committee
RIH7871Intro
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EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS - Requires all school districts to have an athletic trainer at each high school within the district.
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2024-03-20
To House Education Committee
RIH7723Intro
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EDUCATION -- INNOVATION SCHOOLS - Allows for the establishment of innovation schools for the purpose of improving school performance and student achievement through increased autonomy and flexibility.
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2024-03-20
To House Education Committee
RIH7872Intro
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EDUCATION -- SCHOOL AND YOUTH PROGRAMS CONCUSSION ACT - Requires all school districts to designate an athletic trainer to be available for high school athletic practices and games.
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2024-03-20
To House Education Committee
RIH7869Intro
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EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS - Mandates that school districts provide culturally competent, de-escalation, and trauma-informed methods to minimize classroom disruptions and improve student learning.
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2024-03-20
To House Education Committee
RIH7870Intro
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EDUCATION -- SCHOOL PROGRAMS CONCUSSION ACT - Updates repealed chapter by requiring school district to develop concussion guidelines; students/parents brochure; removal/return procedures after student removal/return to practice/competition; mandatory...
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2024-03-20
To House Education Committee
RIH7779Intro
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EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION - Directs the commissioner of postsecondary education to prepare a strategic plan for public higher education which is aligned with the goals of the board of education's strategic plan.
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2024-03-20
To House Education Committee
RIH7726Intro
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EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS - Requires specific actions and procedures that a public school district or the department of elementary and secondary education shall follow as a part of their proposal to phase out, merge or close a public s...
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2024-03-13
To House Education Committee
RIH7722Intro
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EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM - Promotes the integration of diversity, equity and inclusion principles into school curriculum and also in hiring practices for education staff.
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2024-03-13
To House Education Committee
RIH7724Intro
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EDUCATION -- OFFENSES PERTAINING TO SCHOOLS - Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race by expanding the definition of race to include traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protected hairstyles.
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2024-03-13
To House Education Committee
RIH7615Intro
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Joint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Legislative Commission To Study Student Transportation Needs And System Costs (creates An 11-member Joint Commission To Study The Transportation Needs Of Students And Recommend What Changes Are Necessary, And...
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2024-03-06
To House Education Committee
RIH7195Intro
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EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS - Establishes a one-year pilot outreach and tracking program at two public high and middle schools to address issues of asthma and attendance among students.
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2024-03-06
To House Education Committee
RIH7289Intro
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EDUCATION -- COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE - Directs the department of elementary and secondary education to establish a two (2) year pilot outreach and tracking program at two (2) public high schools.
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2024-03-06
To House Education Committee
RIH7614Intro
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EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION - Requires the student advisory council to meet at least quarterly, provides the chairperson with equal voting powers as members on the council, and provides that a student under eighteen (18...
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2024-03-06
To House Education Committee
RIH7438Intro
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EDUCATION -- CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES - Establishes a task force managed by the children’s cabinet to develop recommendations to improve access to early intervention and early childhood special education services.
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2024-02-28
To House Education Committee
RIH7514Intro
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EDUCATION -- SUPPORT AND ACCESS TO BILINGUAL EDUCATION ACT - Creates a new chapter for the support/access to bilingual education. It creates a dual language program fund to be administered by the department of education. Local education agencies woul...
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2024-02-28
To House Education Committee
RIH7291Intro
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EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION WORKFORCE DATA ACT - Codifies the previously funded Rhode Island early care and education workforce registry data system.
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2024-02-07
To House Education Committee
RIH7292Intro
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EDUCATION -- TRANSPORTATION OF SCHOOL PUPILS BEYOND CITY AND TOWN LIMITS - Removes the towns of Warren and Bristol from school bus district Region III and places Warren and Bristol in school bus district Region V.
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2024-02-07
To House Education Committee
RIH7354Intro
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EDUCATION -- COOPERATIVE SERVICE AMONG SCHOOL DISTRICTS -- CHARTER SCHOOL REFORM - Allows charter schools to engage in nontraditional approaches to learning, permits local communities to adopt all-charter school public school model for public educati...
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2024-02-07
To House Education Committee
RIH7214Intro
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EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS -- SEIZURE SAFE SCHOOLS ACT - Requires the departments of elementary and secondary education and health to adopt policies/rules/regulations for the administration of seizure rescue medications for children who...
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2024-01-31
To House Education Committee
RIH7147Intro
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EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM - Requires the department of education to develop and make available for use in all schools a mental health curriculum. School districts would be required to provide four (4) hours of mental health instruction to seventh grade...
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2024-01-31
To House Education Committee
RIH7021Intro
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EDUCATION -- CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES - Provides that parents and guardians of children with disabilities in private school have the same rights and remedies as parents/guardians of children in public school.
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2024-01-24
To House Education Committee
RIH7146Intro
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EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM - Directs the council on elementary and secondary education to develop recommendations for a high school curriculum to prepare students for successful postsecondary education and careers in computer science.
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2024-01-24
To House Education Committee
RIH7020Intro
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EDUCATION -- TRANSPARENCY IN ARTS EDUCATION ACCESS AND PROFICIENCY ACT - Establishes the Transparency in Arts Education Access and Proficiency Act to promote arts education.
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2024-01-24
To House Education Committee
RIH7145Intro
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EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS - Requires school committees to provide transportation for any student who resides two (2) or more miles from school.
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2024-01-24
To House Education Committee
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