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RIH7041PassRequires that effective January 1, 2019, all school buildings where students are in attendance would be required to have carbon monoxide detectors installed and maintained therein.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7044PassPermits that age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate education on consent and sexual activity be increased in secondary schools as part of a family life course.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7155PassIncludes home schooled students in the program to provide the PSAT and SAT free of charge to all Rhode Island public school students for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2018.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7157PassEncourages the public schools of this state, beginning in kindergarten and continuing through and including grade 12, to use best efforts annually provide access to every student to at least one field trip to a nature preserve, reserve, or conservato...
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2052PassCreates a process for the department of education relating to the collection and organization of information concerning the workload and scope of the duties and responsibilities performed by school social workers.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7235PassDirects the department of education to utilize the federal governments troops to teachers program.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2113PassRequires that public schools of this state, beginning in kindergarten and continuing through and including grade twelve (12), would annually provide access for every student to at least one field trip to a nature preserve, reserve, or conservatory.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2182PassRequires the department of elementary and secondary education to incorporate substance abuse prevention and suicide prevention into the health education curriculum.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2179PassRequires that effective January 1, 2019, all school buildings where students are in attendance would be required to have carbon monoxide detectors installed and maintained therein.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2264PassPermits that education on consent and sexual activity be increased in secondary schools as part of a family life course.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7685PassCreates a process for the department of education relating to the collection and organization of information concerning the workload and scope of the duties and responsibilities performed by school social workers.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7987PassRequires the department of elementary and secondary education to incorporate substance abuse prevention and suicide prevention into the health education curriculum.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS3003PassDirects the department of education to utilize the federal government's Troops to Teachers program, and would further provide that the implementation of the program would be contingent on federal funding.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS3015PassIncludes home schooled students in the program to provide the PSAT and SAT free of charge to all Rhode Island public school students for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2018.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7154EngrossExtends the benefits of the dual enrollment equal opportunity act to cover home-schooled students.
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2018-06-22
House read and passed
RIH7885EngrossProvides that the office of auditor general be responsible for analyzing and reporting the impact of new or expanded charter schools.
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2018-06-22
House read and passed
RIH7699IntroRequires schools to comply with recycling and composting laws and promotes food donation and local food service contracts.
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2018-06-21
House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIH7570IntroPermits students to possess and use over-the-counter products to treat menstrual cramps or vaginal yeast infections during school activities without a doctor's or parent's note.
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2018-06-20
House passed Sub A
RIS2343IntroAuthorizes the council on elementary and secondary education to waive certain provisions of the laws for public schools but would prohibit the waiver of other listed provisions.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2506IntroEstablishes and requires funding for a world language and dual language immersion program.
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2018-06-20
To House Finance Committee
RIH8257IntroProvides increased school housing aid for communities who utilize resident architectural firms for the architectural services included in a new school or school renovation project.
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2018-06-20
To House Finance Committee
RIH7884EngrossRequires any mayoral academy which is part of a network that seeks to be established or expanded to provide evidence that its attrition rates, special education rates and suspension rates are within acceptable averages.
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2018-06-14
To Senate Education Committee
RIH8321IntroDirects the department of health to establish and inspection and evaluation program and establish rules and regulations regarding air quality in elementary and secondary schools.
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2018-06-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2186IntroAuthorizes school committees to appoint one designee to the board of directors of the governing body of certain charter public schools which students from the district attend.
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2018-06-07
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8275IntroRequires the DCYF and the department of education to identify or develop a program of age appropriate sexual abuse and sexual awareness education.
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2018-06-07
To House Labor Committee
RIH8240IntroRequires that students in the seventh grade receive education in Internet safety.
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2018-06-06
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8252IntroEnables all persons with at least two (2) years law enforcement or military work experience to work as a school security employee regardless of the nature, source or amount of their other income.
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2018-06-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7348IntroEstablishes a pilot program to promote the creation of roof solar installations on school property in order to reduce the use of fossil fuels and to generate electricity in school buildings.
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2018-06-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH8199IntroIncludes the towns of Lincoln and North Providence in Region I and the city of Cranston and the town of Johnston in Region II for grades nine (9) through twelve (12) for school bus districts.
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2018-06-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH7419PassProhibits the advertising of unhealthy food and beverage products in schools that do not meet minimum federal and state governmental nutrition standards.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIS2350PassProhibits the advertising of unhealthy food and beverage products in schools that do not meet minimum federal and state governmental nutrition standards.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIH7694PassRequires that school district safety assessments be provided to the Rhode Island school safety committee every three (3) years for review and recommendations.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIS2639PassRequires that school district safety assessments be provided to the Rhode Island school safety committee every three (3) years for review and recommendations.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIS2945IntroProvides increased school housing aid for communities who utilize resident architectural firms, for the architectural services included in a new school or school renovation project.
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2018-05-31
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2505IntroRequires charter public school populations to reflect the combined demographics of the sending district(s).
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2018-05-30
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS2649IntroRequires 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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2018-05-30
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS2371IntroProvides that in determining local school aid, the state would annually provide each community no less than an amount equal to the aid given in the preceding fiscal year.
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2018-05-29
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2817IntroCreates an early childhood innovation fund which would fund programs to attempt to accelerate the learning ability of at-risk children.
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2018-05-29
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2820IntroProvides for a stipend to be paid to certain retired state employees, municipal employees, and teachers or their beneficiaries during years when a cost of living adjustment is not scheduled.
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2018-05-29
To Senate Finance Committee
RIH7873IntroDirects council on postsecondary education to assess $50.00 per semester transportation fee on RI public college students with student ID cards serving as pass for services furnished/operated by RI public transit authority.
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2018-05-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH8100IntroProvides that the state would reimburse the school committees for the costs of providing student transportation services to public and private school pupils. Effective July 1, 2018.
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2018-05-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH8099IntroFreezes the amount of education aid for local school agencies that are scheduled to receive less aid under the funding formula for a period of three (3) years.
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2018-05-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH8168IntroRequires all students to perform a minimum amount of community service each school year and grants them the option to perform certain forms of community service for academic credit.
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2018-05-16
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7173IntroPermits the town of Tiverton to be prospectively reimbursed at the forty percent (40%) floor of the housing aid share ratio on projects completed before June 30, 2010.
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7247IntroProvides that the state's share of foundation education aid would follow the student, the school the student is attending, and that districts would make adjustments between themselves for and to the nearest monthly increment.
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7850IntroRequires ten percent (10%) of school aid be allocated to school safety measures.
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7805IntroProvides for quarterly assessments of district payments to charters, Davies and the Met Center calculated on a per diem basis and payable within 30 days and requires those schools to keep enrollment records with student ID numbers to avoid double bil...
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7881IntroAuthorizes the creation of the position of student loan ombudsman within the office of the commissioner of postsecondary education.
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIS2347IntroCreates a permanent joint commission to improve and increase the number of quality out of school time learning programs in the state.
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2018-05-03
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2184IntroProvides that the department of 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 the district
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2018-05-02
To Senate Education Committee
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