Education

2020 Regular Session

Education

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
SB 2001
Bad Policy
Teachers' salaries; provide for increase. Alive
Analysis: This bill provides a $1,000 across-the-board teacher pay increase. While we support paying high-performing teachers, across-the-board salary increases are not the solution. In fact, evidence shows that higher pay often does not translate into more productivity. The issue is not that there is not enough money for teachers available, it is that our budget is eaten up with administrative costs that have risen over the past few years. Once this inequity is addressed by cutting bureaucracy in the educational system, more money will be available to pay teachers. Restructuring the funds already in place and examining closely the necessity of our abundant administrative costs can accomplish the worthy goal of providing more funding directly to the instructional staff in the classroom.
SB 2014
Not Rated
Schools; require carbon monoxide detectors in all. Alive
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SB 2015
Not Rated
Payroll date for school district employees; authorize semimonthly payroll in discretion of local school board. Alive
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SB 2016
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase salaries for. Alive
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SB 2017
Not Rated
Local school board members; prescribe salary scale based upon school district student enrollment. Alive
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SB 2018
Not Rated
Civics Test; require passing score for high school graduates and high school equivalency diploma applicants. Alive
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SB 2019
Not Rated
Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship Program; prescribe standards for participation. Alive
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SB 2021
Not Rated
Average daily attendance for MAEP purposes; shall include any student sick day. Alive
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SB 2022
Bad Policy
Kindergarten-age children; require compulsory school attendance for all. Alive
Analysis: This bill would lower the age of compulsory education to 5. It is currently 6, as it is in half the states. Only 10 states set compulsory age at 5. This infringes on a the right of parents to determine the age their child should begin school.
SB 2023
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; require school districts to notify of nonreemployment. Alive
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SB 2024
Not Rated
Teachers' salary; implement a four-year phase in to increase to the southeastern average. Alive
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SB 2025
Not Rated
Department of Education; develop system for schools to report data required by federal law. Alive
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SB 2062
Bad Policy
Kindergarten-age children; require compulsory school attendance for all. Alive
Analysis: This bill would lower the age of compulsory education to 5. It is currently 6, as it is in half the states. Only 10 states set compulsory age at 5. This infringes on a the right of parents to determine the age their child should begin school.
SB 2090
Not Rated
School athletic trainers; provide annual salary supplement for those certified through the national certification program. Alive
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SB 2091
Not Rated
City limits extended by annexation; automatically extends boundaries of municipal separate school district. Alive
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SB 2094
Not Rated
Education Employment Procedures Law; increase probationary period for newly hired certified employees on phased-in basis. Alive
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SB 2113
Not Rated
School District System Design Partnership Program; create. Alive
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SB 2145
Not Rated
Requirements for standard high school diploma; discontinue subject area tests. Alive
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SB 2146
Not Rated
School Resource Officers; require uniform statewide training program. Alive
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SB 2147
Not Rated
Assistant teachers/reading instructors; require in each K-3 class. Alive
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SB 2203
Good Policy
School board members; require uniform election on a phased-in basis. Alive
Analysis: This bill restructures the election schedule for school boards by requiring that they take place on the same day as elections for statewide offices and for president. Predictable election dates will drive up turnout for these races and contribute to a more democratic election.
SB 2206
Not Rated
Mississippi Performance-Based-Pay (MPBP) Plan; allow schools to grant enhanced supplements to more experienced teachers. Alive
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SB 2211
Not Rated
Charter schools; reconstitute authorizer board and clarify funding. Alive
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SB 2224
Not Rated
School entry health examinations; require in all public schools. Alive
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SB 2240
Good Policy
Athletics; enact the 'Mississippi Fairness Act.' Alive
Analysis: This bill requires that all collegiate and high school Mississippi sports teams must be explicitly labeled as either for men or for women on the basis of biological sex. It also provides a number of legal protections for those who have certain rights denied in the process of a violation of this act, such as: a right to bodily privacy, a right to fair athletic opportunity, and a right to report violations of this act without adverse consequences. This bill protects women by barring biological men from participating in and ruining the legitimacy of women’s sports.
SB 2244
Not Rated
Ad valorem tax; exempt one vehicle per teacher in shortage areas, and discount tax on one vehicle per teacher in other areas. Alive
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SB 2246
Not Rated
Mid-year budget reductions; exempt MAEP funds. Alive
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SB 2274
Not Rated
Department of Education; authorize to receive donations. Alive
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SB 2283
Not Rated
School districts; revise employees and administrators subject to conflict-of-interest provisions. Alive
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SB 2284
Not Rated
Mandatory K-12 computer science curriculum; require State Department of Education to implement. Alive
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SB 2285
Not Rated
Education standards; replace Common Core with ELA Standards. Alive
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SB 2286
Not Rated
Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013; revise funding and specify teaching standards. Alive
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SB 2351
Not Rated
Mississippi High School Activities Association; require to comply with Mississippi Open Meetings Law to receive public funds. Alive
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SB 2352
Not Rated
Community schools planning grant program; establish fund. Alive
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SB 2353
Not Rated
Critical Needs Teacher Forgivable Loan Program; extend repealer on. Alive
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SB 2354
Not Rated
School employee salary supplements; remove limitation on number of school nurses and language therapists eligible for. Alive
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SB 2355
Not Rated
School boards; require policy that allows for corporal punishment opt in of students annually. Alive
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SB 2361
Not Rated
Mississippi Civic Literacy Act; enact. Alive
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SB 2395
Not Rated
School board members; increase pay. Alive
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SB 2400
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; provide 'C,' 'D,' and 'F' districts with additional. Alive
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SB 2401
Not Rated
School enrollment; allow for children with documentation of a parent's pending military relocation to the state. Alive
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SB 2412
Not Rated
Mississippi Adequate Education Program; fully fund. Alive
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SB 2413
Not Rated
Mississippi teacher shortage areas of the state; establish a Teacher Shortage Commission to contract for internet STEM services. Alive
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SB 2445
Not Rated
Schools; require drinking fountains and water bottle filling stations in new or renovated facilities. Alive
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SB 2482
Not Rated
Appropriation; Department of Education for statewide school mobile panic button program. Alive
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SB 2502
Not Rated
Department of Education; require to develop a statewide school mobile panic button program. Alive
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SB 2503
Not Rated
The Seizure Safe Schools Act; enact. Alive
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SB 2504
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; provide for increase and implement plan to fund at the southeastern average. Alive
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SB 2505
Not Rated
Driver education; authorize active duty members of the Mississippi State Highway Safety Patrol to instruct. Alive
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SB 2506
Not Rated
Winona-Montgomery School Board of Trustees; revise membership. Alive
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SB 2507
Not Rated
Critical Teacher Shortage Area License; create alternative license to be issued for educators who teach in designated areas. Alive
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SB 2508
Not Rated
Provisions of the Mississippi Critical Teacher Shortage Act of 1998; extend repealer on. Alive
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SB 2509
Neutral
Failing school districts; extend repealer on. Alive
Analysis: This bill continues the repeal of a regulation that authorizes the state board of education to appoint a new board to administer failing school districts.
SB 2511
Neutral
Teachers; revise licensure. Alive
Analysis: This bill stipulates that an SAT score equivalent to an ACT score of 21 may be substituted to fulfill the standardized testing requirement for teacher licensure. It also revises specific language concerning teacher licensure.
SB 2512
Not Rated
Income tax; school boards may certify early learning collaboratives as approved for purposes of the program support contribution credit. Alive
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SB 2541
Not Rated
State and School Health Insurance Management Board; authorize superintendent of education to name designee. Alive
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SB 2560
Not Rated
Mississippi Save Our Schools Program; create. Alive
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SB 2562
Not Rated
School immunization; authorize exemption for religious beliefs. Alive
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SB 2565
Not Rated
16th section trust interest; authorize districts to spend once loan payments are current. Alive
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SB 2566
Not Rated
School boards; authorize members to be employed as school bus drivers. Alive
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SB 2567
Not Rated
Diabetes Care for Mississippi Students Act; enact. Alive
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SB 2568
Not Rated
Accreditation of schools; allow schools to employ up to 10% nonlicensed teachers to teach in core areas. Alive
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SB 2570
Not Rated
Teachers; authorize licensure in individual subject areas. Alive
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SB 2571
Not Rated
Teachers; revise licensure. Alive
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SB 2572
Not Rated
Office of Early Childhood; establish and prescribe responsibilities. Alive
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SB 2573
Not Rated
Economic and Academic Need Forgivable Loan Program; create. Alive
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SB 2574
Not Rated
Department of Education; require central reporting system for federal data. Alive
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SB 2575
Not Rated
Accreditation of schools; allow schools to employ up to 10% nonlicensed teachers to teach in core areas. Alive
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SB 2576
Not Rated
Community schools; authorize. Alive
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SB 2578
Not Rated
Active shooter drills; prohibit telling students and teachers that drill is real. Alive
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SB 2579
Not Rated
School prayer; require school boards to designate a period of reflection in which prayer shall be allowed. Alive
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SB 2580
Not Rated
Trauma-Informed Discipline Practices Act; enact. Alive
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SB 2594
Not Rated
The Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act; revise and extend repealer. Alive
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SB 2779
Not Rated
Teachers, retired; authorize certain to be employed full time and continue receiving retirement allowance. Alive
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SB 2823
Not Rated
Occupational licenses; provide for apprenticeships and alternative elective credit. Alive
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SB 2826
Not Rated
School districts; revise procedures of district-to-district student transfers. Alive
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SB 2828
Not Rated
Salary supplement; provide to experienced teachers willing to relocate and teach in an 'F'-designated school. Alive
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SB 2864
Not Rated
Mississippi Employer-Assisted Housing Teacher Program; revise. Alive
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SB 2866
Not Rated
Payments of fee-in-lieu of ad valorem taxes for school purposes; bring forward. Alive
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SB 2867
Not Rated
Our Children's Health Impacts Our Future Law; require notice of the importance of a medical and dental physical. Alive
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SB 2868
Not Rated
Department of Education; implement dyslexia screenings and awareness programs. Alive
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SN 2
Not Rated
Nancy Amanda Collins, Tupelo, Mississippi, State Board of Education, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2028. Alive
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SN 3
Not Rated
Dr. Jean Allen Lyles (Jean) Young, Petal, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, term effective immediately and ending August 31, 2022. Alive
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SN 4
Not Rated
William Marlden (Bill) Billingsley, Madison, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, term effective immediately and ending August 31, 2022. Alive
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KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed