Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Education Committee

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RIS2033IntroRequires the board of education to develop and implement a 5 year plan to improve student performance in science, technology, engineering, and math and increase the number of postsecondary degrees awarded in STEM fields on or before 2/1/21.
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 26]
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RIS2104IntroRequires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 all high school students attending public schools demonstrate proficiency in computer science.
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 26]
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RIS2035IntroRequires that the board of elementary and secondary education adopt a competency-based/proficiency-based learning policy whereby students can earn credits through demonstration of competency.
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2020-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 26]
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RIS2461IntroRequires elementary schools to provide instruction in cursive penmanship.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2396IntroRequires state to reimburse the city/town for any costs associated with transporting children placed in foster care by RI-licensed child-placing agency or RI governmental agency to an educational facility outside the regional transportation district.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2375IntroProhibits the use of a school district's listserv to distribute any political advertisement, invitation, and/or propaganda.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2400IntroCertification Of Teachers - Testing Requirements For New Teachers
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2020-02-13
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RIS2462IntroProvides that the secretary of health and human services in consultation with the department of education establish an early educators' target wage scale.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2380IntroDevelops statewide academic standards for the instruction of consumer education in public high schools by no later than December 31, 2020.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2382IntroRequires schools to comply with recycling and composting laws and promotes the donation of unspoiled nonperishable food by schools. Requires the use of share tables at all schools.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2376IntroEstablishes a procedure for the certification of educators with specialty skills.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2397IntroDirects the council on elementary/secondary education to implement assessment/evaluation systems for teachers/administrators.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2398IntroProvides that every superintendent of schools creates an annual report on the progress and status of academic achievement of foster care youth.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2379IntroRequires charter public schools include on their board of governors or trustees, one member from host community to be appointed by the school committee of said community.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2401IntroPermits students in grades nine (9) through twelve (12) to possess/use over-the-counter medication and products without a doctor's or parent's note during school.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2381IntroEstablishes student privacy in take-home technology.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2377IntroProvides increased school housing aid for communities that utilize resident architectural firms, for the architectural services included in a new school or school renovation project.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2378IntroAllows teachers in all grades to provide the opportunity for students to observe a brief moment of silence on every September 11.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2399IntroEnsuring Proper Reporting
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2020-02-13
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RIS2176IntroAllows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen without a physician's note or prescription, if the product is regulated by the FDA for over-the-counter use.
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2020-02-04
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RIS2181IntroRequires that commencing with the graduating class of 2021 and all subsequent graduating classes thereafter, all high school students attending public schools shall fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education.
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2020-02-04
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RIS2174IntroRequires the student populations of mayoral academies to reflect the combined demographics of the sending district(s) in terms of the number of students in special education, who are English language learners and who qualify for free and reduced meal...
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2020-02-04
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RIS2178IntroEstablishes a procedure for the certification of educators with specialty skills.
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2020-02-04
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RIS2173IntroProvides that the commissioner of elementary and secondary education would be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor with the advice and consent of the senate.
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2020-02-04
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RIS2183IntroProvides that feminine hygiene products be provided in all public schools.
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2020-02-04
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RIS2187IntroProvides students attending public schools enrolled in grades K-12 with a student's bill of rights prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, gender, economic status or mental, physical, developmental or sensory disabilities.
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2020-02-04
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RIS2182IntroRemoves the condition that there needs to be a reasonable expectation that a 19 year old will complete a program in secondary school in order to qualify as a dependent child.
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2020-02-04
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RIS2184IntroAllows parents to be asked for funding of school sponsored field trips as long as the district provides funding to any student whose family cannot afford the trip.
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2020-02-04
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RIS2240IntroAuthorizes a licensed physical therapist to perform physical therapy services to a student while in school without a prescription or referral, in accordance with the student's IEP or IFSP.
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2020-02-04
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RIS2186IntroCombines all public school districts and charter schools into one of four school districts, based on counties.
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2020-02-04
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RIS2189IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The Office Of The Postsecondary Commissioner Form A Work Group To Conduct A Thorough Review Into How Rhode Island Can Protect Student Loan Borrowers
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2020-02-04
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RIS2175IntroPermits the Cumberland town council to establish limits on the number of students from the Cumberland school district who may enroll in any charter public school.
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2020-02-04
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RIS2177IntroRepeals adult education act in chapter 97 of title 16 and establishes office of adult education and literacy and adult education and employment advisory committee within (GWBRI).
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2020-02-04
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RIS2180IntroRestricts the creation or expansion of charter schools and mayoral academies for the school years 2021-22 through 2023-2024, to be waived upon revision to charter school funding formula in § 16-7.2-5.
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2020-02-04
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RIS2179Intro2) (Mandates public school classroom size be limited to twenty (20) students for kindergarten through grade two (2).
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2020-02-04
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RIS2188IntroRequires the department of education to create a model policy and timeline to assist local education agencies in implementing a dual language immersion program.
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2020-02-04
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RIS2172IntroRequires charter school populations to reflect the combined demographics of the sending district(s) in terms of special education, English language learners, and students who qualify for free and reduced price lunch.
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2020-02-04
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RIS2185IntroProvides that the department of elementary and secondary education, in consultation with a workgroup composed of various stakeholders, develop a funding formula for school districts sending students to career and technical programs outside their dist...
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2020-02-04
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RIS2105IntroDirects council on elementary and secondary education to provide professional support and assistance to LEAs regarding effective ways to use data such as the LEA’s budget and demographics, school culture, and assessments to improve student performa...
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2020-01-22
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RIS2107IntroEstablishes certain student privacy rights in regard to take-home technology devices from school.
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2020-01-22
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RIS2106IntroAmends the career and technical education program laws to provide the process by which students could access career and technical education programs outside of their home school district.
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2020-01-22
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RIS2036IntroIncludes licensed school psychologists under the provisions of the general laws governing the regulations of psychologists, and would limit the authorization of school psychologist to practice school psychology to the school setting.
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2020-01-21
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RIS2041IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Right To An Adequate Education (amends The Constitution To Guarantee Rhode Island Residents With Equal Opportunity To Receive An Educ...
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2020-01-21
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RIS2032IntroRequires the department of elementary and secondary education and the DCYF to each pay 50% of the out-of-district transportation costs for children allowed to remain in the school where the child is enrolled at the time of placement.
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2020-01-21
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RIS2034IntroRequires all school districts to designate an athletic trainer to be available for high school athletic practices and games.
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2020-01-21
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RIS2037IntroRequires elementary/secondary schools to have at least 1 school employee trained to administer/assist with the self-administering of seizure rescue medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder systems and the use of prescribed electrical stimulati...
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2020-01-21
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RIS2039IntroAllows a school district to conduct instruction through virtual education up to five (5) days when schools have been closed due to inclement weather, emergency or any nonscheduled school closings.
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2020-01-21
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RIS2040IntroRequires state reimburse city or town for any costs transporting children placed in foster care by a Rhode Island-licensed child-placing agency or a Rhode Island governmental agency to an educational facility outside the regional transportation distr...
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2020-01-21
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RIS2038IntroRedefines extraordinary costs associated with the education of special education students to be costs that are above the core foundation amount.
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2020-01-21
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