Education

2019 Regular Session

Education

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 3
Good Policy
Critical Teacher Shortage Area License; create alternative license to be issued for educators who teach in designated areas of. Dead
Analysis: Reduces the licensing hurdles necessary to teach in areas of the state labeled, “critical teacher shortage areas,” by granting “critical teacher shortage area licenses.”
HB 6
Not Rated
School board members; authorize excused absences from board meeting in event of family emergency. Dead
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HB 10
Not Rated
School attendance officers; require to visit home of certain children within 72 hours of unexcused absence. Dead
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HB 11
Not Rated
Compulsory school attendance; require youth court petition after third unlawful absence and authorize community service for violations. Dead
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HB 12
Not Rated
Eleventh Grade students; require to take GED or High School Equivalency Test for senior early release privilege eligibility. Dead
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HB 16
Not Rated
Home economics; require to be taught in 'D' and 'F' rated school districts. Dead
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HB 37
Not Rated
Public School Donation Tax Deduction and Dedicated Use Act; create. Dead
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HB 68
Not Rated
Vocational and technical education programs; require SBE to establish in each school district. Dead
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HB 69
Not Rated
Home economics; require SBE to develop curriculum for use by students in Grades 7-12. Dead
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HB 86
Not Rated
Public school curriculum; authorize school boards to adopt for schools within local school district. Dead
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HB 87
Not Rated
Financial Transparency in Education Act; create. Dead
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HB 89
Not Rated
Mississippi English Language Learners Scholarship Program; create under the Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program. Dead
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HB 90
Not Rated
Public schools; require toll-free number for reporting abuse and neglect to be posted in all. Dead
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HB 96
Not Rated
School board members; elect all at statewide general election for four-year term. Dead
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HB 104
Not Rated
Vocational education; provide additional funding to school districts demonstrating needed enhancements for. Dead
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HB 105
Not Rated
Technical and vocational curriculum; require SDE to develop as alternative to college preparatory curriculum. Dead
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HB 108
Not Rated
School calendar; reduce number of days in scholastic year to 170. Dead
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HB 116
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; require assignment of to every classroom for grades K-4. Dead
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HB 117
Not Rated
School employees annual salary supplement; remove cap on nurses who are eligible for. Dead
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HB 118
Good Policy
Homeschooled students; authorize participation in public school extracurricular activities. Dead
Analysis: This Bill allows for home-schooled children to participate in extracurricular activities inside the school district in which they reside.
HB 127
Neutral
Sales tax; exempt retail sales of school supplies during the first weekend in August. Dead
Analysis: This bill decreases the tax burden on parents looking to buy school supplies. That is a good but our focus should be on comprehensive tax reform rather than sales tax holidays.
HB 131
Not Rated
K-12 Attendance Centers; revise assignment of points for purposes of accountability grading. Dead
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HB 138
Not Rated
Teachers; revise duties and responsibilities relating to student assessment and achievement before promotion. Dead
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HB 139
Not Rated
School districts; provide strategy to promote holistic educational efficiency and opportunities for all students. Dead
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HB 140
Not Rated
School district efficiency; conduct feasibility study on the administration of. Dead
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HB 141
Not Rated
Wireless learning environments; require school districts to develop and implement within two years. Dead
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HB 150
Good Policy
Mississippi Dyslexia Forgivable Loan Program; clarify type of service committee to qualify for. Alive
Analysis: This amended version amends 37-106-57 instead of 37-106-71 which was amended in the original bill. The bill is amended to read, "Awards granted under the William F. Winter Teacher Forgivable Loan Program shall be made available to nontraditional licensed teachers showing a documented need for student loan repayment and employed in those school districts designated by the State Board of Education as a geographical area of the state or in a subject area of the curriculum in which there is a critical shortage of teachers. Repayment and conversion terms shall be the same as outlined in Section 37-106-53 except that the maximum annual amount of this repayment should not exceed Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) and the maximum time period for repayment shall be no more than four (4) years."
HB 152
Not Rated
Remote enrollment; authorize students of military personnel to enroll in school district upon receipt of order on relocation. Dead
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HB 163
Not Rated
Student residency requirements; require State Board of Education to adopt uniform policy to be implemented by school boards. Dead
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HB 166
Not Rated
Ad valorem taxes; allow local contribution to follow students who transfer to another school district. Dead
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HB 169
Not Rated
Ad valorem taxes; remove school board's authority to increase more than 2% without referendum approval. Dead
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HB 172
Not Rated
'Pledge of Allegiance'; fine schools that fail to recite daily within the first hour of class. Dead
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HB 174
Not Rated
Mississippi Delta Alternative Teacher Licensure Program; create to alleviate teacher shortage in Delta Region. Dead
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HB 176
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; require school districts to notify of nonreemployment within 10 days after adopting budget. Dead
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HB 187
Not Rated
Elementary professional school counselors; allocate funds under Mississippi Adequate Education Program for. Dead
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HB 190
Not Rated
School districts; require certain policies and alternative curriculum if accountability rating at three lowest levels. Dead
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HB 191
Not Rated
Comprehensive School Health Education Program; include additional components in and require school nurse to teach. Dead
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HB 196
Not Rated
Mathematics and science instruction; enhance through new programs in middle schools. Dead
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HB 200
Not Rated
Homework; require teachers to incorporate daily and weekly assignments into their curriculum. Dead
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HB 201
Not Rated
Prekindergarten; require the State Department of Education to establish the 'ABC Program' to provide. Dead
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HB 235
Not Rated
Appointed school board members; authorize removal for just cause in municipal school districts. Dead
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HB 237
Not Rated
Dating violence; require school districts to adopt policy and educate students on. Dead
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HB 238
Not Rated
School administrators; require to report acts of violence resulting in injury to local law enforcement authorities. Dead
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HB 253
Not Rated
Mississippi Eyes on Smiling Students Health Act; enact to require vision screening and oral health assessments for certain students. Dead
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HB 267
Not Rated
Teachers' salary; provide for $4,000.00 increase over four years at $1,000.00/year beginning with the 2019-2020 term. Dead
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HB 268
Not Rated
Teachers' salary; implement five-year phase in to increase to Southeastern average. Dead
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HB 293
Not Rated
School curriculum; require comprehensive Mississippi History course for public school students in Grade 9. Dead
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HB 306
Not Rated
MAEP; increase adjustment to base student cost for at-risk students. Dead
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HB 307
Not Rated
School social workers and psychologists; authorize districts to employ and receive partial state reimbursement for salaries of. Dead
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HB 308
Not Rated
Trimester School Year Pilot Program; establish. Dead
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HB 309
Not Rated
MAEP; define 'at-risk pupil' and include a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Dead
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HB 314
Not Rated
'Mississippi Universal Prekindergarten Program Act of 2019'; enact. Dead
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HB 321
Not Rated
Student records; require school districts to store permanent and cumulative records in digital format. Dead
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HB 330
Not Rated
Average daily attendance; revise percentage of instructional day from 37% to 50% for students to be counted in. Dead
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HB 331
Not Rated
Graduation rates; revise method of reporting for accountability purposes by providing five-year completion option. Dead
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HB 332
Not Rated
School safety; require schools to conduct emergency law enforcement drills to address active shooter incidents and other violent acts. Dead
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HB 342
Not Rated
Youth and Community Safety Act; create. Dead
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HB 343
Not Rated
Compulsory-school-age child; revise definition of by increasing required age to 18 years. Dead
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HB 353
Not Rated
Payroll date for school district employees; authorize semimonthly payroll in discretion of local school board. Dead
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HB 357
Not Rated
Mississippi Initiative for Rural Turnaround Leadership Pilot Program; create in State Department of Education. Dead
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HB 359
Not Rated
Small School District Equipment, Maintenance and Infrastructure Grant; create to assist certain school districts. Dead
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HB 360
Not Rated
Student transfer; allow students to attend school in adjacent district under certain circumstances. Dead
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HB 398
Good Policy
Patriotic societies; authorize principal to allow to speak to the student body on importance of civic duty. Alive
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HB 400
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Elevated Salary Waiver Program; enact to compensate eligible assistant teachers at level of licensed teachers. Dead
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HB 401
Not Rated
'Small Town Teacher Tax Credit Act'; create to authorize an income tax credit to certain licensed teachers. Dead
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HB 421
Not Rated
Charter schools; require school districts to pay local funds due on quarterly, rather than annual, basis. Dead
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HB 427
Not Rated
Public schools; require moment of quiet reflection each day and classroom display and daily recitation of Ten Commandments. Dead
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HB 440
Not Rated
Compulsory School Attendance Law; lower mandatory age to five years. Dead
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HB 442
Not Rated
State Board of Education; require to develop curriculum and implement programs of conflict resolution. Dead
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HB 443
Not Rated
School attendance; require for children who cannot score a 21 or higher on the ACT until the child reaches 18 years of age. Dead
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HB 445
Not Rated
Student transfers; require approved transfers to remain in effect unless student's address changes. Dead
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HB 457
Not Rated
Legislature; allow retired licensed educators to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of. Dead
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HB 466
Not Rated
Scholastic year; increase number of days for schools with an accountability rating of 'D' or 'F.' Dead
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HB 488
Not Rated
Boards of education; require those in districts having a mayor-council form of government to be elected. Dead
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HB 496
Not Rated
Dyslexia Coordinator; require the State Dept. of Education to employ in each school district. Dead
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HB 499
Not Rated
Schools in district transformation; prohibit mandatory consolidation if progressing toward termination of transformation status. Dead
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HB 512
Not Rated
Public school students; authorize use of community service as a disciplinary alternative to suspension or expulsion. Dead
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HB 515
Not Rated
English language learners; require waivers of accountability for school districts with 25% of enrollment being. Dead
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HB 522
Not Rated
Public school curriculum; require State Board of Education to review and revise. Dead
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HB 530
Not Rated
English language learners; increase funding to districts with 20% or more enrolled student population comprised of. Dead
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HB 553
Not Rated
Exceptional children; require school districts to develop policy for the discipline of. Dead
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HB 564
Not Rated
School boards; require itemized report of central office expenditures to be included in notice of advertisement for increase in ad valorem tax. Dead
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HB 572
Good Policy
Educator use of personal leave; authorize use of by employees on certain days in the event of death or funeral of an immediate family member. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows school employees to use personal leave without penalty in the event of the death of an immediate family member. The law expands the time that can be taken for person leave to the first day of the school term, the last day of the school term, and on a day previous to a holiday or a day after a holiday.
HB 574
Not Rated
School recognition program; clarify eligible personnel to receive salary supplement from financial award by schools. Dead
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HB 576
Neutral
State and School Health Insurance Management Board; authorize State Superintendent of Public Education to designate individual to serve on. Alive
Analysis: This bill expands the power of the the State Superintendent of Public Education and the Commissioner of Insurance by allowing them to designate individuals in their place to the State and School Employees Health Insurance Management Board. The state should seek to streamline regulations not overwhelm regulators.
HB 578
Neutral
Teacher and administrator licenses; clarify grounds for disciplinary action and reinstatement. Alive
Analysis: This bill changes how the State Board of Education is run and how hearings for revoking licenses are to be administered.
HB 579
Not Rated
Mental health intervention; provide annual salary supplement to licensed school counselors and licensed school nurses who receive certification to provide in public schools. Dead
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HB 582
Not Rated
The Mississippi Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing and Retention Grant Program; establish to address teacher shortage. Dead
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HB 585
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using average daily membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA with 95% threshold attendance trigger. Dead
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HB 590
Not Rated
School superintendents; revise authority to assign certain students who the youth court orders to be enrolled. Dead
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HB 591
Not Rated
Compulsory School Attendance Law; rename as the 'Kindergarten Increases Diplomas (KIDs) Act' and lower compulsory age to five years. Dead
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HB 622
Not Rated
School athletic events; require local school boards to adopt policy granting free admission to veterans of United States Armed Forces. Dead
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HB 623
Good Policy
School districts; exempt those with 'A' and 'B' accountability ratings from certain duties. Dead
Analysis: This bill reduces regulations for school districts that have A or B ratings. The State should seek to streamline regulations whenever possible.
HB 634
Not Rated
Tax Credit Scholarship Act; create. Dead
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HB 638
Not Rated
School administrators; authorize school board to terminate or suspend for failure to report abuse of vulnerable or exceptional children by a school employee. Dead
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HB 651
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; provide for $2,000.00 increase over four years at $500.00/year beginning with the 2019-2020 term. Dead
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HB 652
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase annual minimum salary to $15,000.00. Dead
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HB 654
Good Policy
County school board trustees; require runoff election if no candidate receives majority of votes cast. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides regulations for holding a runoff election if no candidate for the county board of education wins a majority.
HB 659
Not Rated
School boards; elect members at general statewide and presidential elections for 4-year term. Dead
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HB 668
Not Rated
Natchez-Adams Special Municipal Separate School Districts; elect members of school board. Dead
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HB 672
Not Rated
Compulsory school attendance; revise to remove certain excused absences. Dead
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HB 674
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; provide for $2,000.00 increase to minimum salary scale over two years. Dead
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HB 675
Not Rated
MAEP; eliminate the 27% local funding cap in support of. Dead
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HB 687
Not Rated
Financial literacy and public finance; require SBE to develop curriculum for use in public high schools. Dead
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HB 688
Good Policy
Districts of Innovations; require SDE to recognize use of Cambridge Assessment or other nationally recognized assessment for purposes of school accountability designations. Dead
Analysis: This bill relaxes school regulations by allowing schools within districts of innovation to be graded by the Cambridge Assessment or other nationally recognized assessment standards in lieu of the Mississippi Assessment Program or the State Subject Area Testing Program. This decreases the regulatory burden on the State.
HB 689
Good Policy
MS School for the Deaf; authorize creation of nonprofit entity for fundraising activities. Dead
Analysis: This bill allows for the State to create a nonprofit organization for the purpose of collecting donations for the Mississippi School for the Deaf. Voluntary contributions could decrease the tax burden on the residents of this State.
HB 691
Not Rated
Mississippi School for the Blind; authorize creation of nonprofit entity for fundraising activities. Dead
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HB 710
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; authorize SDE to issue Nontraditional Teaching Route - Standard License to certain individuals with advanced degrees. Dead
Analysis:
HB 723
Good Policy
Nuclear High School Academy; authorize certain school district to enter into partnership for the establishment of. Dead
Analysis: This bill creates a Nuclear High School Academy for Warren and Claiborne counties so they can pursue careers at the Entergy Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.
HB 734
Not Rated
Mississippi Eyes on Smiling Students Health Act; enact to require vision screening and oral health assessments for certain students. Dead
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HB 755
Not Rated
Suspensions and expulsions; require clear and convincing evidence as standard of proof for those more than 10 days. Dead
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HB 771
Not Rated
Educator licensure; revise eligibility qualifications for issuance of. Dead
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HB 775
Not Rated
National Board Certified Teachers; authorize additional supplement to those teaching in Holmes and Tallahatchie Counties. Dead
Analysis:
HB 783
Not Rated
State Department of Education; transfer administration, operations, powers and duties to the Office of the Governor. Dead
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HB 786
Not Rated
School districts; provide incentive to rehire retired teachers who may continue to draw retirement benefits. Dead
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HB 811
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; increase to southeastern average over five-year period. Dead
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HB 812
Not Rated
Teachers; provide incentives for working in certain areas with critical shortages of. Dead
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HB 815
Not Rated
Student enrollment and transfer; create felony for falsification of documents to establish residency for purposes of. Dead
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HB 829
Not Rated
School day; authorize credit toward required number of days for school districts exceeding required 5 1/2 hours/day. Dead
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HB 833
Not Rated
School boards; require itemized report of central office expenditures to be included in notice of advertisement for increase in ad valorem tax. Dead
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HB 840
Not Rated
Video surveillance cameras; require in certain areas of school facilities for protection of exceptional children. Dead
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HB 858
Not Rated
Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship Program; prescribe standards for participation. Dead
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HB 865
Not Rated
'Mississippi Universal PreKindergarten Program Act of 2019'; create. Dead
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HB 879
Not Rated
School district accountability; require SBE to develop differential component with alternative measures of success. Dead
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HB 909
Not Rated
School term; revise to prohibit beginning before last Monday in August. Dead
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HB 920
Not Rated
Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act; expand eligibility to include students who have had a Section 504 Plan. Dead
Analysis:
HB 936
Not Rated
Financial Transparency in Education Act; create. Dead
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HB 944
Not Rated
Statewide Assessment Program; require SBE to use ACT Aspire as summative assessment. Dead
Analysis:
HB 945
Not Rated
Corporal punishment; prohibit administration of in public schools for disciplinary matters. Dead
Analysis:
HB 951
Not Rated
End-of-Course assesments; remove mandatory requirement of passing score as a condition for graduation. Dead
Analysis:
HB 957
Not Rated
Teachers' salary; provide for $4,000.00 increase over four years at $1,000.00/year beginning with the 2019-2020 term. Dead
Analysis:
HB 965
Not Rated
First grade enrollment; allow child who turns six on or before December 31 to start at beginning of that school year. Dead
Analysis:
HB 967
Not Rated
Common Core and MS College and Career Readiness Standards; prohibit implementation of. Dead
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HB 979
Not Rated
Graduation requirements; require students graduating in 2021 and years thereafter to take a minimum of one online course as condition of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 982
Not Rated
National board certified school nurses; remove cap on number of eligible for annual salary supplement. Dead
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HB 993
Not Rated
End-of-course subject area tests; discontinue and require administration of ACT to determine proficiency. Dead
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HB 994
Not Rated
End-of-course assessments; remove mandatory requirement of passing score as a condition of graduation. Dead
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HB 995
Not Rated
United States History end-of-course subject area test; remove requirement for the administration of for purpose of graduation and accountability. Dead
Analysis:
HB 996
Not Rated
Statewide Assessment Program; require SBE to use ACT Aspire as summative assessment. Dead
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HB 1041
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; revise to increase financial assistance to those pursuing teacher licensure. Dead
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HB 1046
Not Rated
Teacher and administrator license; revoke for those physically abusing or having inappropriate sexual involvement with students. Dead
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HB 1050
Not Rated
Mississippi Occupational diploma; reinstate for purposes of awarding to students with disabilities upon high school graduation. Dead
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HB 1053
Not Rated
End-of-course tests; eliminate passing score as graduation requirement and from calculation of accountability ratings for 4 years. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1072
Not Rated
Educational Scholarship Accounts (ESA); revise provisions under the 'Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act.' Dead
Analysis:
HB 1074
Bad Policy
School district superintendents; clarify duty to submit reports of unlawful activity to SDE as well as law enforcement. Dead
Analysis: This bill clarifies that any public school employee who sees an illegal activity must report it to the State Department of Education in addition to the police. The SDE should focus on improving education and leave discipline to law enforcement and local school districts.
HB 1078
Not Rated
Child abuse hotline; require schools to post in clearly visible location. Dead
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HB 1079
Not Rated
State Department of Education; revise complaint response for parents of students with disabilities. Dead
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HB 1087
Not Rated
Home schooled students; authorize participation in therapy services available through local school district. Dead
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HB 1090
Not Rated
MS Comprehensive Workforce Training and Education Consolidation Act; extend repealer in 2004 chapter law. Dead
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HB 1091
Not Rated
Department of Employment Security; delete repealer on. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1110
Not Rated
Statewide testing program; revise. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1113
Not Rated
Education Scholarship Account (ESA) program; revise various provisions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1116
Good Policy
School enrollment; allow for children with documentation of a parent's pending military relocation to the state. Dead
Analysis: This bill eases regulations by more easily allowing students of active duty military personnel to use their parents pending address for school registration.
HB 1121
Not Rated
Employment procedures hearing; require State Board of Education to provide to certain licensed employees is school under district transformation status. Dead
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HB 1135
Not Rated
Social studies curriculum; require citizenship exam as part of U.S. History or American Government courses. Dead
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HB 1138
Not Rated
Tenure for teachers; establish system for awarding. Dead
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HB 1141
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase salary for. Dead
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HB 1151
Good Policy
'Critical Needs Teacher Forgivable loan Program'; delete automatic repealer on and other applicable provisions. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to attract teachers to poor areas of the state by deleting the repealer on canceling their student loans.
HB 1154
Not Rated
K-12 attendance centers; revise assignment of points for purposes of accountability grading. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1158
Not Rated
School board members; increase annual salary and delete prohibition on PERS membership. Dead
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HB 1164
Not Rated
Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship Program; revise definition of the term 'school'. Dead
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HB 1172
Not Rated
School prayer; require school boards to designate a period of reflection for students at the beginning of each school day. Dead
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HB 1176
Not Rated
Teachers; provide protection from suspension or termination for refusing to refer to students preferred gender identity if different from biological assignment at birth. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1180
Not Rated
'The Digital Access Learning and Virtual Instruction Program Act of 2019'; create. Dead
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HB 1181
Not Rated
Mississippi Employer-Assisted Housing Teacher Program; require that it be administered in conjunction with any conforming loan. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1182
Neutral
Corporal punishment; prohibit use of in public schools to discipline a student with a disability. Alive
Analysis:
HB 1184
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; establish alternative routes to 5-year license due to critical teacher shortage. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1185
Not Rated
School board members; increase compensation of. Dead
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HB 1193
Not Rated
Dyslexia screenings; reimburse parents and school districts for further evaluations of students failing screener. Dead
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HB 1200
Not Rated
Provision of educational services to detained students while school is in session; clarify. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1212
Not Rated
High school curriculum; require State Board of Education to develop for instruction in civics and home economics. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1213
Not Rated
African-American Studies and racial diversity; require SDE to develop curriculum for implementation in public high school. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1219
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase minimum salary to $16,500.00. Dead
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HB 1233
Not Rated
School buses; require those purchased after July 1, 2019, to be equipped with seat belts and on-board cameras. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1245
Not Rated
School districts; exempt those with 'A' and 'B' accountability ratings from certain duties. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1246
Good Policy
Mississippi Teacher Leadership Program; establish to provide stipend to teacher assuming leadership positions while remaining in the classroom. Dead
Analysis: This bill increases the salary of teachers who mentor new teachers through a pilot program.
HB 1247
Good Policy
Community college districts boards of trustees; remove requirement for automatic appointment of county superintendent of education to serve on. Alive
Analysis: This bill allows for another person to be assigned or for the county superintendent of education to decline to serve on the community college districts boards of trustees.
HB 1248
Not Rated
Education consultants; require to provide annual report of cost benefit analysis for professional development contracts for schools and districts with 'D' and 'F' accountability ratings. Dead
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HB 1251
Not Rated
State Board of Education; revise meeting schedule to provide discretion to meet once a month. Dead
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HB 1252
Not Rated
School accountability rating system; exempt certain child development centers from the requirement of. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1271
Not Rated
Charter schools; require MAEP funds to be transferred to student's home school district when student disenrolls. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1275
Not Rated
Corporal punishment; prohibit the use of in public schools to discipline a student with a disability. Dead
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HB 1277
Not Rated
Data reporting; require SDE to develop central reporting system to be used by school districts to report certain information to the U.S. Dept. of Ed. Office for Civil Rights. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1278
Not Rated
MAEP; exempt from mid-year budget reductions. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1282
Not Rated
Compulsory school age; revise definition to include children who attain the age of five years before September 1. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1283
Bad Policy
The 'Mississippi School Safety Act of 2019'; enact. Alive
Analysis: This bill mandates that schools train for the possible event of a school shooter, creates a pilot program to teach children how to manage stress, and makes 3 people monitor social media for potential threats through Homeland Security.
HB 1294
Not Rated
Automated school bus safety camera; require for all buses purchased after 2024. Dead
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HB 1304
Not Rated
School board members; establish annual salary based on student enrollment. Dead
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HB 1321
Neutral
MS Speech-language Therapy Scholarship Program; revise various provisions. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to change guidelines for the scholarship program and decreases the maximum scholarship to be awarded.
HB 1322
Bad Policy
Eye examinations; require SBE to recommend for first grade students whose initial screening indicates need for comprehensive. Alive
Analysis: The purpose of this bill is to force all children to see an eye doctor unless the parents request the person in charge of the school to opt out. The state should reduce costly regulatory burdens on healthcare, not create additional costs on parents or insurance providers.
HB 1331
Not Rated
Mississippi Statewide Assessment System; remove criminal penalties and establish maximum time educator's license may be suspended for violations. Dead
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HB 1334
Not Rated
Home rule improvement; enact for local school districts. Dead
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HB 1339
Not Rated
Standardized testing; limit to Grades 3 through 8 as required under ESSA and ACT for high school students. Dead
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HB 1340
Not Rated
Statewide testing program; require tests to be translated and printed into primary spoken language of ELL students. Dead
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HB 1347
Not Rated
Sex education; require SDE and Department of Health to develop list of approved curricula to be used in schools and revise every five years. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1349
Good Policy
'Mississippi Great Teachers Act of 2019'; enact to incentive individuals to enter teaching profession and address critical teacher shortage. Dead
Analysis: This bill seeks to attract more teachers to the state by relaxing regulations. This bill issues alternate teaching licenses to people who meet other standards.
HB 1351
Not Rated
School recognition program; clarify eligible personnel to receive salary supplement from financial award by schools. Dead
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HB 1359
Not Rated
Nonlicensed teachers; authorize school districts to employ certain number to fill core subject area positions. Dead
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HB 1372
Not Rated
Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act; authorize unexpended funds to be retained. Dead
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HB 1373
Not Rated
'Mississippi Student Safety Act'; prevent certain student restraint and seclusion procedures in schools. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1390
Not Rated
Public school curriculum; require instruction in mental illness as part of Health Education. Dead
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HB 1391
Not Rated
County boards of education; revise process of selecting members in certain county. Dead
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HB 1395
Not Rated
Teachers, retired; authorize certain to be employed full time and continue receiving retirement allowance. Dead
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HB 1396
Not Rated
Youth returning to school from certain out-of-home placement; prohibit automatic placement in alternative school. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1398
Not Rated
Teacher education program; revise ACT score from 21 to 18 to be eligible to enter. Dead
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HB 1399
Not Rated
Teachers, assistant teachers and noninstrutional school employees; increase salaries of. Dead
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HB 1400
Good Policy
School transportation; authorize motor vehicles other than buses for small groups of students traveling to school activities. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1401
Not Rated
Sex education curriculum; revise program to require comprehensive, medically accurate, age and developmentally appropriate material. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1402
Not Rated
Public school curriculum; require mandatory hunter safety course as part of 7th and 8th grade P.E. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1403
Not Rated
High school curriculum; require elective, secular courses on the Bible and religion. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1404
Not Rated
Community schools; authorize school districts that provide services through the use of to receive additional 10% allocation under MAEP. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1405
Not Rated
Community Schools Planning and Implementation Grant Fund Program; establish for purposes of providing assistance to public schools to provide additional educational and social services. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1406
Not Rated
Irlen Syndrome; require screening for and for districts to provide reasonable accommodations for students diagnosed with. Dead
Analysis:
HB 1479
Not Rated
Family dynamics; include in public school curriculum as a required component. Dead
Analysis:
HC 15
Not Rated
Constitution; amend to require the members of the State School Board of Education to be elected. Dead
Analysis:
HC 21
Not Rated
Constitution; amend to abolish existing State Department of Education and transfer powers and duties to Division of Public Education in Office of the Governor. Dead
Analysis:
SB 2050
Good Policy
School enrollment; allow for children with documentation of a parent's pending military relocation to the state. Alive
Analysis: This bill eases regulations by more easily allowing students of active duty military personnel to use their parents pending address for school registration.
SB 2447
Bad Policy
Career and technical grants to schools for qualified students; provide for. Alive
Analysis: This bill expands the size of government by taking taxes and giving them to students studying for careers that the state deems appropriate. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on education.
SB 2449
Neutral
Education of students in juvenile detention facilities; define responsibility of home school district. Alive
Analysis:
SB 2505
Bad Policy
Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; available to nontraditional licensed teachers under certain conditions. Dead
Analysis: This bill expands the scope of government by allowing for additional teachers to use the tax funded William F. Winter Teacher Forgivable Loan Program. This amounts to a taxpayer bailout. The State should seek to reduce costly taxes and regulations on education, not pass the cost to taxpayers.
SB 2625
Neutral
Mississippi School of the Arts; provide for administration and clarify employee hiring procedures. Alive
Analysis: This bill changes the regulatory structure of the Mississippi School of the Arts. Employees are no longer classified as State Service under the authority of the State Personnel Board. They become employees of the Mississippi School of the Arts. The bill clarifies that there shall be no interruption of service with the Public Employees' Retirement System and the State and School Employees' Health Insurance Plan.
SB 2675
Neutral
Education Scholarship Account (ESA) program; extend repealer. Dead
Analysis: This bill extends the tax funded program of providing scholarships to disabled students. The state should seek to reduce costly taxes on school supplies and costly regulations.
SB 2685
Bad Policy
Comprehensive eye examination for students prior to enrollment; recommend. Dead
Analysis: This bill places a new regulation on public schools in the state. It requires parents to present proof of an eye exam for their child or request permission to not get an eye exam. While this is a laudable goal, this mandate will impose additional costs on families and schools.
SB 2770
Neutral
Teachers' salaries; provide for $1,500.00 increase. Alive
Analysis: This bill will result in either more taxes or a cuts in other services to pay for a teacher pay raise. A free market in education would result in better schools at cheaper prices with higher pay for teachers.
SB 2928
Good Policy
Energy High School Academy; authorize Vicksburg-Warren and Claiborne school districts to enter into partnership. Alive
Analysis: This bill creates an Energy High School Academy in Warren county with an unnamed nuclear facility so that students in Warren and Claiborne counties can pursue careers in the energy industry.
KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed