Bill Summaries

Who filed report: Katrina Kennedy

Bill Number: HB 42

Bill Title: Optional Enhanced Kindergarten Amendments

Bill Grade: D

Bill Sponsors: V. Lowry Snow

Bill Summary:

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?:

Other comments:

I oppose all assessments in kindergarten so I don't like this bill. I like that the assessments are optional.

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