Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Education Committee

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RIS0983Intro

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Joint Resolution Amending The Joint Resolution Creating A Permanent Legislative Commission On Child Care In Rhode Island (this Resolution Would Amend The Membership And Purpose Of Said Commission, Allow For Funding With Approval, And Require Review O...
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2021-06-28
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RIH6021Engross

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Requires district and independent charter schools to use a random selection process to select eligible public school students who would be invited to attend the charter school and allows a parent to decline the invitation.
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2021-06-25
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RIH5082Engross

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Expressly allows college athletes, while they are students, to personally profit from the use of their name, image, and likeness, and prohibits the NCAA from preventing these practices.
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2021-06-25
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RIH5517Engross

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Requires that commencing with the graduating class of 2023 all high school students attending public schools demonstrate proficiency in computer science.
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2021-06-25
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RIH5888Engross

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Allows URI board of trustees to make small procurements up to $50,000 for construction/$10,000 for all other purchases with annual increases in the federal CPI.
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2021-06-04
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0465Intro

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Provides that the public schools shall be responsible for attendance data monitoring and detection of emergent truant behavior.
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2021-06-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0356Intro

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Requires 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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2021-05-19
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RIS0216Intro

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Requires 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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2021-05-05
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RIS0215Intro

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Requires 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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2021-05-05
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RIS0207Intro

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Requires 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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2021-05-05
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RIS0756Intro

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Provides local education agencies (LEAs) hiring site-based specialists for reading and math to receive state reimbursement based on enrollment and specific guidelines.
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2021-04-28
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RIS0284Intro

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Establishes a group to develop a tuition formula for schools sending students to technical programs.
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2021-04-28
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RIS0636Intro

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Establishes the Rhode Island hope scholarship act to provide up to the cost of two (2) years of tuition costs and mandatory fees for eligible students in hopes to increase the numbers for enrollment and graduation.
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2021-04-28
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RIS0825Intro

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Furnishes financial support for the planning and implementation of effective community schools that provide students with equitable access to a high-quality education.
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2021-04-28
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RIS0700Intro

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Allows URI board of trustees to make small procurements up to $50,000 for construction/$10,000 for all other purchases with annual increases in the federal CPI.
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2021-04-28
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RIS0824Intro

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Requires free lunches to be provided for all elementary and secondary students attending public schools, to the extent state and federal funds are available.
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2021-04-28
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RIS0032Intro

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Establishes certain student privacy rights in regard to take-home technology devices from school.
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2021-04-28
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RIS0460Intro

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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT (Increases the maximum amount of days for substitute teachers and athletic coaches from 90 days to 120 days.
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2021-04-28
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RIH5073Engross

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Provides that the council on elementary and secondary education be encouraged to maintain, publish and update statewide standards for instruction of personal finance in public high schools.
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2021-04-23
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RIS0352Intro

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Provides that therapies and behavioral health services would be deemed essential special services that need to be provided to students with disabilities during times of a declared state of emergency.
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2021-04-14
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RIS0217Intro

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Requires all public schools in grades kindergarten through twelve (12), to have at least one full-time certified school social worker for every four hundred (400) students.
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2021-04-14
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RIS0814Intro

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Allows high school students receiving state Silver/Gold Seal of Biliteracy to earn 2 to 4 semesters of college credit toward minor/major in language at public university/community college if requested within 3 yrs. after high school graduation.
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2021-04-14
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RIS0701Intro

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Requires that one third of all Rhode Island teachers, for the next three (3) years trained in the basic emergency and response skills curriculum ("BEARS"), specifically in hand-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heimlich maneuver, and bleeding contr...
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2021-04-14
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RIS0454Intro

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Establishes the Rhode Island ombudsperson for special education to ensure school districts meet the minimum standards required to comply with an individualized education program for students with disabilities.
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2021-04-14
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RIS0463Intro

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Requires courses in family life or sex education be taught in grades 6 -12 and be appropriate for students of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
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2021-04-14
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RIS0464Intro

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Implements literacy of climate change for all students enrolled in public schools or other schools managed and controlled by the state in kindergarten through twelve (K-12).
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2021-04-14
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RIS0348Intro

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Prohibits total education paid to any local education agency from being reduced by more than one percent (1%) of the municipal education appropriation in the previous year.
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2021-04-07
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RIS0090Intro

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Adds to the determination of the need to support high-need students the following factor: Whether the student is an English language learner as defined by the department of education's regulations.
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2021-04-07
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RIS0153Intro

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Amends the method for the calculation of the permanent foundation education aid to school districts, and would make an adjustment based upon students residing in qualified low-income housing.
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2021-04-07
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RIS0571Intro

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Removes funding requirement from department of elementary and secondary education.
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2021-04-07
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RIS0091Intro

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Requires a review by the department of elementary and secondary education of the formula components used to compute the aid needed to support high need students.
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2021-04-07
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RIS0461Intro

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Establishes a process for reporting violations relating to the nonpayment of tuition between local education agencies (LEAs) within 30 days and a process to reallocate tuition for students transferring from one LEA to another as of Feb. 1 of each yea...
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2021-04-07
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RIS0149Intro

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Repeals the provisions of § 16-7-34.3 reimbursing state for conventional public housing students and adds similar language to § 16-7.2-6 providing permanent foundation education aid funding for services to students in conventional public housing.
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2021-04-07
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RIS0353Intro

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Requires the general assembly to establish an education aid fund to be administered by the department of education for increases in enrollment of at least twenty five (25) students.
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2021-04-07
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RIS0214Intro

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SEE TITLE 19 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Provides for a minimum standard for the public education system.
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2021-04-07
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RIS0290Intro

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Act provided increased school housing aid for communities that utilize resident architectural firms for services included in new school or renovation project.
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2021-04-05
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RIS0637Intro

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Restructures professional development investment fund to assume duties of dissemination of curriculum materials/frameworks/assessments/development plans with annual allocation of $200 per student.
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2021-03-31
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RIS0455Intro

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Establishes an education savings account program to assist and support the parents, guardians and caretakers of students with the materials, tutors, technology and other educational support for learning at-home or at any other remote-learning site.
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2021-03-31
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RIS0208Intro

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Directs the council on elementary and secondary education to implement an assessment and evaluation system that applies to both teachers and administrators and is aligned with the state's standards.
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2021-03-31
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RIS0030Intro

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Requires the department of health, in conjunction with the department of environmental management, to conduct indoor and outdoor air quality tests in all public and private schools throughout the state on an annual basis.
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2021-03-24
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RIS0638Intro

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Categorizes women by their biological identity at birth rather than their gender identity for purpose of organized sports.
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2021-03-18
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0152Intro

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Requires feminine hygiene products be provided in all universities and colleges at no cost to students.
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2021-03-17
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RIS0150Intro

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Requires 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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2021-03-03
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RIS0354Intro

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Requires the implementation of the civic literacy act for all students between the 8th and 12th grades.
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2021-02-25
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0350Intro

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Modifies the amount of education aid determined for each school district with respect to high-need students.
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2021-02-25
To Senate Education Committee
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