Public schools; English language learners. (SB156)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Public schools; English language learners. Requires state funding to be provided to support new divisionwide ratios of English learner students in average daily membership to full-time equivalent teaching positions, as follows: (i) for each English language learner identified as proficiency level one, one position per 25 students; (ii) for each English language learner identified as proficiency level two, one position per 30 students; (iii) for each English language learner identified as proficiency level three, one position per 40 students; and (iv) for all other English language learners, one position per 50 students. Under the bill, in order to provide additional support for instruction of English language learners, $150 shall be appropriated in year one to divisions for each English learner student to support professional development of instructional and support staff, purchase resources developed for students learning English, and offer grants to community-based organizations that offer support services to English language learners in school settings. Read the Bill »

Status

01/19/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Education and Health Committee

History

DateAction
01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102237D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2022Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB156)

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