Increased Required Services by $1,000,000 to be used for continuing education. Increased the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program by $860,000 Stopped a bill that would have required non-publics to report all sources of income. Amended the Bullying Policy to be in line with non-public schools.
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The goals coming into the session were to (1) increase Required Services, (2) increase Scholarships and to (3) monitor publics for impact on non-publics. Increase Required Services We were able to increase Required Services by $1,000,000 from the State General Fund. This will be used for Continuing Education; data used 56% vs 36% by DOE;
Enhance Membership Development Improve Scholarship Program and Funding Engage the Legislative Process Evaluation of Outcome Align Organizational Structure for Success
Citizens for Educational Choice Overview The CEC was very active before the session in meeting with legislators. There was a move to have more funding allocated to private school through Education Savings Accounts which was ultimately vetoed by the Governor. Attempts to increase allocation for Required Services was met with resistance. However, CEC did
As the 2022 Regular Session winds down we are carefully watching our priority agenda times including the budget, non public school appointee to the BESE Board and the attempt to privatize the school nutrition program. It appears that HB 4 to eliminate the Non Public BESE appointee and HB 986 to privatize the school nutrition