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Advocacy Action Center 2015 Updates

Bills from 2015 session: UPDATE

1. SHB 1240 Student restraint, isolation

         a. This bill passed and is now a law in the state

2. SHB 1760 Student skills (SEL benchmark workgroup bill)

         a. This bill passed the education committee in the house, and was referred to the appropriations committee in 2015. This session it has been retained in the current status. Translation, this bill will have no further action taken on it this session.

3. SHB 1900 School counselors, etc. (defining the roles of the school psychologist, school counselor, and school social worker)

         a. This bill passed through the house!  It is now in the Senate Education committee to move through that body.  Translation, this bill is “alive” and moving through the process this session.

         b. WSASP was active in re-writing this bill as well as in testifying for it in the education committee in the 2015 year.

4. SHB 1947 Students/disability, sp need to develop a 10 year strategic plan for sped students

         a. This bill passed the house education committee and was referred to the appropriations committee in 2015. This year, it was retained in the current status. Translation, this bill will have no further action taken on it this session.

5. SSB 5679 Special education students

         a. This bill passed and is now a law in the state

6. E2SSB 5688 Student skills (SEL Benchmark workgroup bill)

         a. This bill passed the senate education committee, and moved all the way to the Rules committee for a third reading in 2015. This session it has been retained in the current status. Translation, this bill will have no further action taken on it this session.

7. ESSB 5803 3rd grade English assessment (regarding parent notification, not retention)

         a. This bill passed and is now a law in the state

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