Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Education Committee

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RIH8062Engross
50%
Extends the due date for the district action plan each and every year from September 1 to December 1, and further require that there are no fewer than five (5) school district education reviews annually beginning in academic year 2025-2026.
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2022-06-20
To Senate Education Committee
RIH7563Engross
50%
Prohibits an educational institution or school district from accessing or using location data for tracking a student's institutional device or personal device, except in limited circumstances.
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2022-06-10
To Senate Education Committee
RIH8132Engross
50%
Requires teachers and coaches of a child as a volunteer or for compensation to comply with criminal records review process.
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2022-06-10
To Senate Education Committee
RIH6673Engross
50%
Same as 21H-5082 -- 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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2022-06-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIH7117Engross
50%
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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2022-05-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2954Intro
25%
Authorizes local education agency (LEA) to supply a community-based organization (CBO), with individual-level student data, provided certain criteria are met.
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2022-05-25
To Senate Education Committee
RIH7847Engross
50%
Amends the definitions of a "Pupil Transportation Vehicle" to be and constructed to seat not more than ten (10) passengers including the operator, rather than the existing limit of eight (8) passengers.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2749Intro
25%
Amends the definitions of a "Pupil Transportation Vehicle" to be and constructed to seat not more than ten (10) passengers including the operator, rather than the existing limit of eight (8) passengers.
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2022-04-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2574Intro
25%
SEE TITLE 19 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Amends and revises the minimum standard for the public education system's basic education program.
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2022-04-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2285Intro
25%
SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (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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2022-04-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2576Intro
25%
Calls for the promulgation of rules and regulations which require public higher education institutions financially compensate students who participate in work-based learning experiences.
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2022-04-06
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2748Intro
25%
Assigns additional duties to the commissioner of on postsecondary education, including preparing strategic plan for public higher education provides for equitable distribution of public funds and adopts an outcomes based model.
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2022-04-06
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2571Intro
25%
Requires all high school seniors in the state to complete a federal financial aid application (FAFSA) or a Rhode Island Alternative Financial Aid Application, offered through the Community College of Rhode Island in order to graduate high school.
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2022-04-06
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2286Intro
25%
Establishes a group to develop a tuition formula for schools sending students to technical programs.
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2022-04-06
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2283Intro
25%
Requires feminine hygiene products be provided in all universities and colleges at no cost to students.
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2022-04-06
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2035Intro
25%
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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2022-03-23
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2043Intro
25%
SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) --TRAINING AND EVALUATION--EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS (Directs the council on elementary and secondary education to implement an assessment and evaluation system that applies to both te...
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2022-03-23
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2040Intro
25%
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 have been medically identified as having epilepsy/seizure disorder.
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2022-03-15
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2173Intro
25%
Requires that one third of all Rhode Island teachers, each year for the next 3 years, be trained in the basic emergency and response skills curriculum ("BEARS"), specifically in hand-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation/Heimlich maneuver/bleeding contr...
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2022-03-15
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2176Intro
25%
SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 --THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT)--STAFFING (Requires all public schools, in grades kindergarten through twelve (K-12), to have at least one full-time certified school social worker for every four hundred (400) studen...
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2022-03-15
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2039Intro
25%
Requires RIDE to implement a plan ensuring that students enrolled in public schools become climate literate by graduation from high school.
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2022-03-15
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2289Intro
25%
SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Authorizes school administration to issue an out-of-school suspension if student is a threat to safety of students, teachers, or administrators; or guilty of violating school regs o...
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2022-03-15
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2575Intro
25%
SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (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 st...
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2022-03-10
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2171Intro
25%
Allows for a moment of silence in observation of September 11.
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2022-03-09
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2033Intro
25%
Allows 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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2022-03-09
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2436Intro
25%
Establishes student privacy rights with institutional or personal technology devices and establishes criteria that school officials must follow to access a student's technology device and provides penalties for failure to follow the restrictions.
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2022-03-09
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2441Intro
25%
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 the activity or class where the material is used and request an alternative assignment...
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2022-03-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2438Intro
25%
Creates the "Rights of Students Act" to provide protections for students and parents against discrimination on the basis of a religious viewpoint or religious expression.
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2022-03-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2439Intro
25%
Amends charter school lottery admission process and provides for a detailed, weighted lottery process, with parents or guardians being able to opt-out or not have their student participate in the lottery, if they so wish.
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2022-03-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2278Intro
25%
Establishes a new educational program that would allow students to enroll public and private schools of their choice.
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2022-02-15
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2172Intro
25%
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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2022-02-08
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2175Intro
25%
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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2022-02-08
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2177Intro
25%
SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97--THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (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 all...
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2022-02-08
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2032Intro
25%
Repeals § 16-7-34.3, reimbursement for public housing students. Adds similar language to § 16-7.2-6.
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2022-01-25
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2037Intro
25%
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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2022-01-25
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2041Intro
25%
Requires that benchmarks specific to each local education authority (LEA) be developed by the department of education to improve cost controls, efficiencies and program effectiveness.
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2022-01-25
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2034Intro
25%
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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2022-01-25
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2042Intro
25%
Prohibits total education aid 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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2022-01-25
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2036Intro
25%
Establishes certain student privacy rights in regard to take-home technology devices from school.
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2022-01-25
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2038Intro
25%
Removes funding requirement from department of elementary and secondary education.
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2022-01-25
To Senate Education Committee
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