Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Education Committee

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RIH5429EngrossExtends the benefits of the dual enrollment equal opportunity act to cover home-schooled students.
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2019-05-22
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RIH5538EngrossSchool boards to establish threat assessment policies and teams. Oversight committee for the teams is established.
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2019-05-22
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RIS0869IntroAllows teachers to obtain certification as a principal in an expedited period of time.
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2019-05-15
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RIS0864IntroDirect the council on elementary and secondary education to provide professional support and assistance to LEAs regarding effective ways to use data such as the LEA’s budget and demographics, school culture, and assessments to improve student perfo...
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2019-05-15
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RIS0865IntroExpands the duties of principals over school personnel/facilities/budget/eliminates commissioner of post secondary education/authorizes board of education to adopt system evaluating public schools/local education agencies.
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2019-05-15
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RIS0868IntroDirects council on elementary and secondary education to implement assessment and evaluation system. Also requires local education agencies (LEAs) to adopt the model assessment and evaluation system for use in their schools.
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2019-05-15
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RIS0867IntroEstablishes a procedure for the certification of provisional educators.
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2019-05-15
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RIS0866IntroEstablishes testing requirements for initial certification of new teachers on or after July 1, 2021.
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2019-05-15
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RIS0863IntroRequires the commissioner of education to develop statewide academic standards and curriculum frameworks for the core subjects of mathematics, English language arts, science and technology, history and social studies, world languages, and the arts.
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2019-05-15
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RIS0014IntroRequires that the board of elementary and secondary education adopt a competency-based/proficiency-based learning policy whereby students can earn credits through demonstration of competency.
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2019-05-01
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RIS0043IntroRequires the state to reimburse the city or town for any costs associated with transporting children placed in foster care to an educational facility outside the regional transportation district.
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2019-05-01
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RIS0042IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Right To An Adequate Education (if Approved, Requires The State To Ensure That All Students Have The Opportunity To Achieve At High L...
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2019-05-01
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RIS0199Intro2) (Limits public school K through 2 class size to twenty (20) students.
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2019-05-01
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RIS0265IntroRepeals requirement that persons between 16 and 21 who cannot speak, read or write English to attend classes until they learn (minimum 200 hours). Also repeals fines and institutional commitment for failure to take such classes.
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2019-05-01
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RIS0196IntroExtends the sunset provision for the pilot program known as "after school alternative program" until June 30, 2024.
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2019-05-01
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RIS0045IntroRequires the department of elementary and secondary education and the department of children, youth and families to each pay fifty percent (50%) of out of certain district transportation costs
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2019-05-01
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RIS0818IntroSchool boards to establish threat assessment policies and teams. Oversight committee for the teams is established.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0817IntroAuthorizes a licensed physical therapist to perform physical therapy services to a student while in school without a prescription or referral, in accordance with the student's IEP or IFSP.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0819IntroAmends the career and technical education program laws to provide the process by which students could access career and technical education programs outside of their home school district.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0816IntroEstablishes office of adult education literarcy/employment advisory committee within GWBRI for adult education and literacy services/repeals adult education act and aid for evening schools eff. 12/1/19.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0116IntroAllows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen.
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2019-04-24
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RIS0200IntroSenate Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislative Commission To Conduct A Comprehensive Review And Make Recommendations Regarding The Appropriate State Agency To House Adult Education (extends The Reporting And...
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2019-04-24
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RIS0267IntroIncludes licensed school psychologists under the provisions of the general laws governing the regulations of psychologists.
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2019-04-24
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RIS0264IntroPermits students to possess and use over-the-counter products to treat menstrual cramps or vaginal yeast infections during school activities without a doctor's or parent's note.
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2019-04-24
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RIS0262IntroRemoves the condition that there needs to be a reasonable expectation that a 19 year old will complete a program in secondary school in order to qualify as a dependent child.
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2019-04-24
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RIS0548IntroRequires the RIDE, within the next three years, to create a plan where all RI teachers would be trained in the BEARS curriculum (BEARS training includes hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heimlich maneuver, and bleeding control).
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2019-04-24
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RIS0400IntroRequires all school districts to designate an athletic trainer to be available for high school athletic practices and games.
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2019-04-24
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RIS0409IntroIncreases the members of public school personnel to include all trained school administrators, teachers, or SROs among those authorized to administer an opioid antagonist where there is an emergency drug overdose in a school setting.
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2019-04-24
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RIS0118IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The Office Of The Postsecondary Commissioner Form A Work Group To Conduct A Thorough Review Into How Rhode Island Can Protect Student Loan Borrowers
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2019-04-23
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RIH5253EngrossRequires that instruction in health and physical education include information provided to students that mixing opioids and alcohol can cause accidental death.
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2019-04-04
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RIS0755IntroExempts those students in grade twelve (12) who are enrolled full-time in a dual enrollment program where the courses are taken on a higher education institution campus from the requirement that they complete health and physical education courses.
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2019-04-04
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RIS0756IntroRequires the board of education to develop and implement a 5 year plan to improve student performance in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math and increase the number of postsecondary degrees awarded in STEAM fields on or before 2/1/20.
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2019-04-04
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RIS0754IntroPermits the Cumberland Town Council to establish limits on the number of students from the Cumberland school district who may enroll in any charter public school.
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2019-04-04
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RIH5118EngrossAllows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen.
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2019-04-04
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RIS0541IntroAuthorizes the council on elementary and secondary education to waive certain provisions of the laws on elementary and secondary education for public schools but would prohibit the waiver of other listed provisions.
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2019-04-03
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RIS0046IntroAllows a school district to conduct instruction through virtual education up to five (5) days when schools have been closed due to inclement weather, emergency or any nonscheduled school closings.
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2019-04-03
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RIS0015IntroRequires public schools, including charter schools, begin the school year on the day after Labor Day commencing in the school year 2020-2021.
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2019-04-03
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RIS0402IntroRequires schools to comply with recycling and composting laws and promotes food donation and local food service contracts.
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2019-04-03
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RIS0549IntroEstablishes certain student privacy rights in regard to take-home technology devices from school.
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2019-04-03
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RIS0655IntroRequires a school committee to demonstrate a good faith effort to meet the required number of days in the school year.
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2019-04-03
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RIS0266IntroCombine all public school districts into four school districts, based on counties.
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2019-04-03
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RIS0114IntroCouncil on elementary and secondary education to mandate libraries in high schools to be open one hour before, during and one hour after school.
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2019-04-03
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RIS0653IntroEstablishes courses that include instruction in career and technical education programs.
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2019-04-03
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RIS0656IntroCreates the Rhode Island Early Childhood Innovation Act whereby the department of human services shall establish a childhood innovation fund to create programs to close the achievement gap that currently exists for at-risk children entering kindergar...
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2019-03-21
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RIS0657IntroMandates that the state seal of biliteracy be awarded by the commissioner beginning with the class of 2020 and a report be given to the general assembly no later than 8/1/20 of students who have been awarded a state seal of biliteracy.
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2019-03-21
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RIS0654IntroRequires a proposed private school to demonstrate financial stability.
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2019-03-21
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RIS0198IntroEstablishes and requires funding for a world language and dual language immersion program.
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2019-03-20
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RIS0119IntroRequires that all high school students attending public schools fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education, commencing with the graduating class of 2020.
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2019-03-20
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RIS0112IntroMandates that a program of financial literacy be taught to all students in the public high schools throughout the state of Rhode Island.
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2019-03-20
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RIS0403IntroRequires elementary schools to provide instruction in cursive penmanship.
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2019-03-20
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