Status Summary

First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education on 1.20.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.3.2020.  Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education on 2.7.2020; 1st substitute bill passed and referred to Ways & Means. Public hearing in Ways & Means on 2.10.2020. Executive action taken in Ways & Means on 2.11.2020; 1st substitute bill passed and passed to Rules Committee for second reading. Senate Rules "X" file on 2.24.2020. (updated 3.13.2020) 

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Sen. Carlyle

An equitable opportunity for education shall be provided to all youth impacted by the foster care system, homelessness, or both. The legislature intends to meet the goal of educational parity these by 2027, meaning that these students shall have the same education achievement outcomes as their general student population peers from prekindergarten through postsecondary education.

The Project Education Impact Work Group shall be convened with members from OSPI, DCYF, OHY, and the Student Achievement Council, must convene. The work group must include aligned nongovernmental agencies and a statewide nonprofit coalition that is representative of communities of color and people living in low-income communities. Requirements for the compositions of this work group and their annual reports are outlined.

Companion Bill