The legislative session is in its last two weeks, with wide gaps in policy and spending priorities between the House and the Senate.
Two important provisions for nonpublic schools are still “in play.”
- These include the expansion of counseling to grades K-6 (HF3506 / SF925). This would be a huge blessing for us. Our current funding for counselor support is based on our 7th and 8th-grade enrollment only. If this goes through, we would be able to greatly increase the amount of time that we have a counselor in school.
- and a modification to nonpublic transportation that allows greater flexibility in transporting students (HF3937 / SF3745.)
Keep your eyes open for action alerts to raise up the voice of private and independent school communities for these thoughtful and important provisions.