Who filed report: Katrina Kennedy
Bill Number: HB 42
Bill Title: Optional Enhanced Kindergarten Amendments
Bill Grade: D
Bill Sponsors: V. Lowry Snow
Develops kindergarten entry and exit assessments. Participation in the assessments is optional.
Does the bill increase/decrease local control?: Anti-Local Control
How?: Local districts can not receive the funding if they do not follow what the software provider recommends.
Does it increase/decrease parental rights?: Decreases Parental Rights
How?: Districts do what the state says, not necessarily what parents believe is necessary.
Does it help/hurt children?: Neither
How?: Looks like it is hoping to help, especially those at risk, improve reading skills.
Any conflicts of interest?:
I oppose all assessments in kindergarten so I don't like this bill. I like that the assessments are optional.