Education

2020 Regular Session

Education

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
HB 2
Not Rated
Community schools; authorize school districts that provide services through the use of to receive additional 10% MAEP allocation. Alive
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HB 3
Not Rated
Charter schools; require MAEP funds to be transferred to student's home school district when student disenrolls. Alive
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HB 7
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Elevated Salary Waiver Program; enact to compensate eligible assistant teachers at level of licensed teachers. Alive
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HB 10
Not Rated
Statewide Assessment Program; require the SBE to use ACT Aspire as summative assessment. Alive
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HB 12
Not Rated
Corporal punishment; prohibit administration of in public and charter schools for disciplinary matters. Alive
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HB 27
Not Rated
Average daily attendance; revise percentage of instructional day from 37% to 50% for students to be counted in. Alive
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HB 44
Not Rated
Trimester School Year Pilot Program; establish. Alive
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HB 45
Not Rated
School social workers and psychologists; authorize districts to employ and receive partial state reimbursement for salaries of. Alive
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HB 60
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; require school districts to notify of nonreemployment within 10 days after adopting budget. Alive
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HB 71
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; provide to certain individuals with a minimum of ten years experience in public school districts or certain nonpublic schools. Alive
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HB 110
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; provide to certain individuals with a minimum of five years experience in public school districts or certain nonpublic schools. Alive
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HB 113
Not Rated
Patriotic societies; authorize principal to allow to speak to the student body on importance of civic duty. Alive
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HB 114
Not Rated
K-12 attendance centers; revise assignment of points for purposes of accountability ratings. Alive
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HB 129
Not Rated
Accountability rating system; revise to provide for method of accommodating certain students with cognitive disabilities and dropouts. Alive
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HB 130
Not Rated
Accountability rating system; abolish A-F ratings and implement percentage designation ratings. Alive
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HB 133
Not Rated
Dating violence; require school districts to adopt a policy and educate students on. Alive
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HB 134
Not Rated
Compulsory-school-age child; revise definition of by increasing required age to 18 years. Alive
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HB 148
Not Rated
Student residency requirements; require State Board of Education to adopt uniform policy to be implemented by school boards. Alive
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HB 161
Not Rated
'Critical Needs Teacher Forgivable Loan Program'; delete automatic repealer on and other applicable provisions. Alive
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HB 164
Not Rated
End-of-course assessments; remove mandatory requirement of passing score as a condition of graduation. Alive
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HB 165
Not Rated
Statewide Assessment Program; require SBE to use ACT Aspire as summative assessment. Alive
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HB 168
Bad Policy
'Mississippi Universal Prekindergarten Program Act of 2020'; enact. Alive
Analysis: This bill creates a universal prekindergarten program in Mississippi. Parents would have four options under this bill: Send their children to the prekindergarten program in their home school district, send their children to the prekindergarten program in another district of their choice at the cost of their home district, send their children to an approved private kindergarten program at the cost of their home district, or opt out of the kindergarten program entirely. This will increase the state’s involvement in prekindergarten, including private programs and force the state to divert money away from other priorities. And we are doing this while a great deal of uncertainty exists regarding the actual effectiveness of prekindergarten.
HB 173
Not Rated
End-of-course subject area tests; discontinue and require administration of ACT to determine proficiency. Alive
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HB 181
Not Rated
'Mississippi Eyes on Smiling Students Health Act'; enact to require vision screening and oral health assessments for certain students. Alive
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HB 182
Not Rated
School board members; authorize excused absences from board meeting in the event of family emergency. Alive
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HB 188
Bad Policy
Mississippi History and United States Government; require to be included in curriculum for all students in Grades 9-12. Alive
Analysis: This bill requires courses in Mississippi History and United States Government to be included in all 9th-12th grade curriculums in the state. While civic knowledge is certainly important, this bill mandates a set curriculum for homeschoolers that denies them their right to their own education program.
HB 200
Not Rated
High school curriculum; require elective secular courses on the Bible and religion. Alive
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HB 204
Not Rated
English language learners; require waivers of accountability for districts with 25% of enrollment being. Alive
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HB 205
Not Rated
English language learners; increase funding to districts with 20% or more enrolled student population comprised of. Alive
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HB 206
Not Rated
Mississippi English Language Learners Scholarship Program; create under the Critical Needs Teacher Scholarship Program. Alive
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HB 212
Not Rated
Scholastic year; increase number of days for schools with an accountability rating of 'D' or 'F.' Alive
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HB 233
Not Rated
Compulsory school attendance; revise to remove certain excused absences. Alive
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HB 236
Not Rated
School curriculum; require comprehensive Mississippi History course for public school students in Grade 9. Alive
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HB 237
Not Rated
Public school curriculum; require instruction in mental illness as part of Health Education. Alive
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HB 243
Not Rated
School board members; establish annual salary based on student enrollment. Alive
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HB 267
Not Rated
School districts; require each school to have epinephrine auto-injectors and AEDs in every building and cafeteria. Alive
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HB 274
Not Rated
HELP Grant Program; align curriculum with changes for college preparatory as required by IHL. Alive
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HB 275
Not Rated
'Child Safety Alarm Act'; enact to implement safeguards for children left unattended in vehicles. Alive
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HB 276
Not Rated
Compulsory-school-age child; revise definition of by increasing required age to 18 years. Alive
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HB 277
Not Rated
'Our Children's Health Impacts Our Future Law'; enact to require parental acknowledgement of notice upon student enrollment. Alive
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HB 280
Not Rated
Schools in district transformation; prohibit mandatory consolidation if progressing toward termination of district transformation status. Alive
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HB 292
Not Rated
MAEP; define 'at-risk pupil' and include a child diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Alive
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HB 294
Not Rated
MAEP; increase adjustment to base student cost for at-risk students. Alive
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HB 298
Not Rated
Bible courses; require the State Board of Education to develop a curriculum and guidelines for inclusion at the high school level. Alive
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HB 321
Not Rated
Student records; require school districts to store permanent and cumulative records in digital format. Alive
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HB 325
Not Rated
End-of-course subject area tests; discontinue and require minimum score on the ACT for graduation. Alive
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HB 333
Not Rated
Technical and vocational curriculum; require SDE to develop as alternative to college preparatory curriculum. Alive
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HB 337
Not Rated
Vocational education; provide additional funding to school districts demonstrating need for enhancements. Alive
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HB 346
Not Rated
U.S. History end-of-course subject area test; remove requirement for the administration for purpose of graduation. Alive
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HB 354
Not Rated
Suspension and expulsions; require 'clear and convincing' evidence as standard of proof for those more than 10 days. Alive
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HB 358
Not Rated
Teacher salary; increase base salary of beginning teachers to $40,000/yr. Alive
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HB 364
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase annual minimum salary to $15,000.00. Alive
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HB 377
Not Rated
School board members; elect all at statewide general election for four-year term beginning November 2023. Alive
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HB 390
Not Rated
Exceptional children; require school districts to develop policy for the discipline of. Alive
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HB 394
Not Rated
Home rule improvement; enact for local school districts. Alive
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HB 395
Not Rated
School districts; provide strategy to promote holistic educational efficiency and opportunities for all students. Alive
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HB 397
Not Rated
Wireless learning environments; require school districts to develop and implement within two years. Alive
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HB 398
Not Rated
Mississippi Statewide Assessment System; remove criminal penalties and establish maximum time educator's license may be suspended for. Alive
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HB 404
Not Rated
Teachers; revise duties and responsibilities relating to student assessment and achievement before promotion. Alive
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HB 405
Not Rated
Mississippi Tuition Subsidy Forgivable Loan; create. Alive
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HB 406
Not Rated
School district efficiency; conduct feasibility study on the administration of. Alive
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HB 418
Good Policy
Department of Education; require to provide monthly report of expenditures of public funds. Alive
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HB 420
Not Rated
MS Speech-language Therapy Scholarship Program; revise various provisions. Alive
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HB 421
Not Rated
Mississippi Initiative for Rural Turnaround Leadership Pilot Program; create in State Department of Education. Alive
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HB 426
Not Rated
Vocational and home economics; require curriculum for all middle, high and alternative school students. Alive
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HB 431
Not Rated
School athletic events; require local school boards to adopt policy granting free admission to veterans of U.S. Armed Forces. Alive
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HB 437
Not Rated
Video surveillance cameras; require in certain areas of school facilities for protection of exceptional children. Alive
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HB 440
Not Rated
Child abuse hotline; require schools to post in clearly visible location. Alive
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HB 455
Not Rated
Small School District Equipment, Maintenance and Infrastructure Grant; create to assist certain school districts. Alive
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HB 459
Not Rated
Teachers; require State Department of Education to develop incentive package to recruit experienced teachers to 'F' school districts. Alive
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HB 464
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; allot sufficient funding to employ additional assistants in 'C,' 'D' and 'F' districts. Alive
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HB 465
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; require State Department of Education to review and revise ACT and Praxis score requirements. Alive
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HB 472
Not Rated
K-12 Attendance Centers; revise assignment of points for purposes of accountability ratings. Alive
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HB 481
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using average daily membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA with 95% threshold attendance trigger. Alive
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HB 482
Not Rated
Active shooter training; require school districts employees to attend every three years. Alive
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HB 483
Not Rated
Family dynamics; include in public school curriculum as a required component. Alive
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HB 488
Not Rated
State Department of Education; revise complaint response for parents of students with disabilities. Alive
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HB 489
Not Rated
Charter schools; require school districts to pay local funds due on quarterly, rather than annual, basis. Alive
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HB 490
Not Rated
School Safety Law for Children with Disabilities; enact to require public schools and charter schools to install cameras and door alarms. Alive
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HB 496
Not Rated
Employment procedures hearing; require State Board of Education to provide to certain licensed employees in district transformation. Alive
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HB 511
Not Rated
Boards of Education; require those in districts having a mayor-council form of government to be elected. Alive
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HB 530
Not Rated
MS Adequate Education Program; fully fund for FY21 and each year thereafter. Alive
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HB 533
Not Rated
Teacher and administrator license; deny or revoke for those who physically abuse a student. Alive
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HB 541
Not Rated
State Department of Education; transfer administration, operations, powers and duties to the Office of the Governor. Alive
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HB 545
Not Rated
School calendar; reduce number of days in scholastic year to 170. Alive
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HB 548
Not Rated
Nonlicensed teachers; authorize school districts to employ certain number to fill core subject area positions. Alive
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HB 549
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; authorize issuance to certain individuals with foreign certification on reciprocity with documentation. Alive
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HB 560
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; require assignment of to every classroom for grades K-4. Alive
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HB 567
Not Rated
School attendance and transfer; authorize children of certain employees to continue enrollment of district of parents' employment after retirement. Alive
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HB 578
Not Rated
School term; revise to prohibit from starting before last Monday in August. Alive
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HB 579
Not Rated
Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship Program; prescribe standards for participation. Alive
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HB 582
Not Rated
End-of-course tests; eliminate passing score as graduation requirement and exempt from accountability ratings for four years. Alive
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HB 589
Not Rated
Public schools; require toll-free number for reporting abuse and neglect to be posted in all. Alive
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HB 591
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; revise to increase financial assistance to those pursuing teacher licensure. Alive
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HB 592
Not Rated
School boards; require itemized report of central office expenditures to be included in notice for increase in ad valorem taxes. Alive
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HB 607
Not Rated
Nonlicensed teachers; authorize local school districts to employ certain number to fill core subject area positions. Alive
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HB 630
Not Rated
MS Critical Teacher Shortage Act of 1998; extend repealers on. Alive
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HB 647
Not Rated
Computer coding and role of social media; require State Board of Education to develop curricula for implementation in public and charter schools. Alive
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HB 662
Not Rated
Vocational education; clarify references throughout state law and proper terminology as 'career and technical education'. Alive
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HB 663
Not Rated
Kindergarten-age children; require mandatory attendance under compulsory-school attendance laws. Alive
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HB 664
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using Average Daily Membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA with 95% threshold attendance trigger. Alive
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HB 665
Not Rated
No child Left Behind Act; remove obsolete references to in state statute. Alive
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HB 666
Not Rated
Gifted education; require school districts to provide for students in Grades 7 and 8. Alive
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HB 667
Not Rated
Public special purpose schools; clarify provision related to administrative and licensed instructional personnel of. Alive
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HB 668
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; revise certain provisions relating to teacher education programs and disciplinary matters. Alive
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HB 669
Not Rated
School consolidation; require local school districts to close certain schools within the district of underperforming schools. Alive
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HB 670
Not Rated
Licensed school employees and administrators; suspend license for one year for breach of contract or abandonment of employment. Alive
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HB 672
Not Rated
State Department of Education; permit to receive various contributions from public or private donors. Alive
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HB 676
Not Rated
State and School Health Insurance Management Board; authorize State Agency executive heads to designate to serve in his or her capacity. Alive
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HB 694
Not Rated
Critical Needs Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; extend repealer on. Alive
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HB 695
Not Rated
Failing school districts; extend repealer on alternative method of appointing new local school board after impairments are corrected. Alive
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HB 704
Not Rated
School bus drivers; require to be first aid and CPR trained and certified. Alive
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HB 709
Not Rated
Third-Grade Reading Assessment; prohibit use of score to determine promotion of students to fourth grade. Alive
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HB 718
Not Rated
Computer science; require to be taught in all public schools. Alive
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HB 751
Not Rated
Mississippi Employer-Assisted Housing Teacher Program; remove requirement that the Department of Education administer with the FNMA. Alive
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HB 757
Not Rated
School mobile panic button program; require Department of Education to develop and implement in K-12 public schools. Alive
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HB 770
Not Rated
'Trauma-Informed Discipline Practices Act; enact to establish procedures to assess and mediate effects of traumatic events in schools. Alive
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HB 798
Not Rated
Mental health screenings and assessments; require in all public schools. Alive
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HB 804
Not Rated
'MS Speech-Language Therapy Scholarship for Students with Speech-Language Impairments Program'; clarify certain provision of for eligibility purposes. Alive
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HB 817
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; increase to southeastern average over five-year period. Alive
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HB 818
Not Rated
Teachers' and teacher assistants' salaries; provide for $1,500.00 increase. Alive
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HB 821
Not Rated
School buses; require those purchased after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with seat belts and provide opt out provision. Alive
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HB 822
Not Rated
School buses; require 20% of those purchased after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with seat belts. Alive
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HB 831
Not Rated
Compulsory School Attendance Law; rename as the 'Kindergarten Increases Diplomas (KIDs) Act,' and lower compulsory age to five years. Alive
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HB 833
Not Rated
School districts; provide for repeal of local governing authority's automatic approval of ad valorem tax effort increases not exceeding 4%. Alive
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HB 846
Not Rated
Compulsory school age; revise definition to include children who attain the age of five years before September 1. Alive
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HB 850
Not Rated
School buses; require those purchased after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with seat belts. Alive
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HB 852
Not Rated
'The Child Hunger Prevention and Fair Treatment Act of 2020'; enact to clarify provision related to student indebtedness. Alive
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HB 872
Not Rated
School district consolidation; authorize use of reverse referendum to enforce requirememnt of by school boards. Alive
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HB 888
Not Rated
Student club funds; clarify use and accounting practices by school districts. Alive
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HB 892
Not Rated
Assistant Teacher Salary Waiver Grant Program; establish to authorize agreements between assistant teachers and school districts for cost of teacher preparation program. Alive
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HB 895
Not Rated
Elementary professional school counselors; allocate funds under Mississippi Adequate Education Program for. Alive
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HB 898
Not Rated
School districts; require certain policies and alternative curriculum if accountability rating at three lowest levels. Alive
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HB 899
Not Rated
Comprehensive School Health Education Program; include additional components in and require school nurse to teach. Alive
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HB 903
Not Rated
Mathematics and science instruction; enhance through new programs in middle schools. Alive
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HB 905
Not Rated
Homework; require teachers to incorporate daily and weekly assignments into their curriculum. Alive
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HB 911
Not Rated
School boards; elect members at presidential elections for 4-year term. Alive
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HB 930
Not Rated
School attendance; require for children unable to score a 21 or higher on the ACT until the child reaches 18 years of age. Alive
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HB 931
Not Rated
State Board of Education; require to develop curriculum and implement programs of conflict resolution. Alive
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HB 933
Not Rated
School attendance officers; require to visit homes of certain children within 72 hours of unexcused absence. Alive
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HB 934
Not Rated
Compulsory school attendance; require youth court petition after third unlawful absence and authorize community service for violations. Alive
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HB 935
Not Rated
Eleventh Grade students; require to take GED or High School Equivalency Test for senior early-release privilege eligibility. Alive
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HB 936
Not Rated
First grade enrollment; allow child who turns six on or before December 31 to start at beginning of that school year. Alive
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HB 937
Not Rated
Home economics; require to be taught in 'D' and 'F' rated school districts. Alive
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HB 948
Not Rated
Home schooled students; authorize participation in therapy services available through local school district. Alive
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HB 967
Not Rated
High school curriculum; require SBE to develop for instruction in civics and home economics. Alive
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HB 969
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase minimum base salary to $21,732.00, equivalent to the Southeastern average for. Alive
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HB 970
Not Rated
African-American Studies and Racial Diversity; require SDE to develop curriculum for implementation in public high school. Alive
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HB 989
Not Rated
School district funding; provide for content of financial reports and prohibiting automatic budget increases for certain school districts. Alive
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HB 990
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; authorize SDE to issue Nontraditional Teaching Route - Standard License to certain individuals with advanced degrees. Alive
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HB 992
Not Rated
MAEP; determine cost of using average daily membership (ADM) in lieu of ADA with 95% threshold attendance trigger. Alive
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HB 994
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; revise qualifications for candidates to enter an approved teacher education program. Alive
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HB 1010
Not Rated
Public school athletics; establish study committee to evaluate transferring administration of local governments. Alive
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HB 1013
Not Rated
School buses; require those purchased after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with seat belts. Alive
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HB 1033
Not Rated
National Board Certified teachers; provide additional annual salary supplement to those employed in Walthall County. Alive
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HB 1041
Not Rated
Charter school payments; require school districts to pay local funds due on a monthly basis. Alive
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HB 1042
Not Rated
MS Achievement School District; specify use of funds for the benefit of local school district of funds' origin. Alive
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HB 1060
Not Rated
School Immunization; authorize exemption from requirements for religous beliefs. Alive
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HB 1069
Not Rated
Teacher licensure; revise alternate route to allow certain individuals to receive. Alive
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HB 1078
Not Rated
Districts of Innovations; require SDE to recognize use of Cambridge Assessment or other nationally recognized assessment for accountability ratings. Alive
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HB 1084
Not Rated
Civics; require State Board of Education to develop curriculum for public middle and high school students. Alive
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HB 1092
Not Rated
Nonpublic schools; authorize those accredited by a regional agency to use criminal background and fingerprinting procedures as those approved by the SBE. Alive
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HB 1094
Not Rated
Council on the Prevention of School Shootings; create to develop center in A.G.'s office to monitor online activity. Alive
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HB 1098
Not Rated
Summer Youth Training Employment Program; authorize school districts to establish. Alive
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HB 1110
Not Rated
Educator misconduct; clarify provision pertaining to inappropriate sexual activity with students. Alive
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HB 1132
Not Rated
Trauma-Informed Discipline Practices Act; create. Alive
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HB 1133
Not Rated
Year-round school; provide authority to local school districts to opt in to conducting. Alive
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HB 1139
Not Rated
Community schools; authorize implementation under the administration of a District of Innovation. Alive
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HB 1147
Not Rated
Teacher Education Alternate Route Certification Scholars Program; expand to include scholars pursuing bacherlor's degree. Alive
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HB 1165
Not Rated
Computer science curriculum; require State Department of Education to implement in K-12 public schools. Alive
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HB 1167
Not Rated
The Digital Access Learning and Virtual Instruction Program Act of 2020; create. Alive
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HB 1176
Not Rated
School bus drivers; increase maximum speed limit on interstate highways. Alive
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HB 1177
Not Rated
School prayer; require school boards to designate a period of reflection for students at the beginning of each school day. Alive
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HB 1193
Not Rated
Teachers' and assistant teachers' salaries; provide increase to minimum annual salary. Alive
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HB 1195
Not Rated
Boards of supervisors; increase salaries of. Alive
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HB 1230
Not Rated
Trust fund; authorize hospitals to maintain fund consisting of commingled funds of other governmental hospitals for expenses. Alive
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HB 1231
Not Rated
Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive Act; revise certain provisions. Alive
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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. Alive
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HB 1236
Not Rated
Sex offenders who have committed a registration violation; revise time period that such offenders must be electronically monitored. Alive
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HB 1244
Not Rated
Alternative nicotine products; revise penalties for when sold or furnished on educational property. Alive
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HB 1255
Not Rated
Mississippi Marketable Record Title Act; create. Alive
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HC 23
Not Rated
Constitution; amend to abolish existing State Department of Education and transfer powers and duties to the Office of the Governor. Alive
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KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed