Bill Summaries

Who filed report: Katrina Kennedy

Bill Number: HB 41

Bill Title: Fees For Supplemental Hours

Bill Grade: D

Bill Sponsors: Steve Eliason

Bill Summary:

Allows for optional extended hours for kindergarten and allows schools to charge for those hours unless there is an inability to pay.

Does the bill increase/decrease local control?: Neither

How?: In a sense it could be seen as pro local control because it does allow local districts the option to do or not do.

Does it increase/decrease parental rights?: Neither

How?:

Does it help/hurt children?: Hurts Children

How?: This bill starts the path toward using kindergarten as a day care.

Any conflicts of interest?:

Other comments:

This bill sets a dangerous precedent to the role of education. I like that it makes the extended hours optional and I like that it does not cost taxpayers. I do not like that it enables children to spend more time in school. I believe that it weakens families and enables parents to spend less time with their children and not take responsibility for educating and caring for their children.

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