The Lt Governor's office referred HB 1302 to Senate Education Committee early this week and we are hopeful the bill will receive a hearing. Senator Powell has picked HB 1302 up in the Senate, for which we are grateful!
Though HB 1302 has not been set for a Senate Education Committee hearing yet, there is still opportunity for the bill to be voted out of committee and then out of the Senate.
CALL TO ACTION
Please reach out to Chairman Taylor's office to urge him to schedule this bill for a committee hearing. Sample email/call:
Dear Chairman Taylor,
My name is YOUR NAME, and I am a [resident, parent, educator, student] in YOUR TOWN. I write/call to ask that you prioritize scheduling HB 1302 for a hearing this week as this bill is incredibly important to our advanced learners and the educators who serve them. HB 1302 is an effort to highlight educational strategies and practices used in K-12 settings to serve advanced learners, including gifted students, through the A-F accountability system.
Thank you for your consideration and support.