Education

2021 Regular Session

Education

Bill Number Bill Description Bill Status
SB 2001
Bad Policy
Teachers' salaries; provide for increase. Alive
Analysis: This bill increases teachers’ salaries $1,000 in addition to the annual “step” increase already provided in the teacher pay scale and given to every teacher every year. This bill would provide the third pay increase since 2014. The 2014 and 2019 increases amount to an additional $176.9 million dollars needed every year. Adding another pay increase is simply not fiscally responsible during the middle of a pandemic when so many Mississippians face severe economic hardship and total lack of employment. Our government should focus on directing necessary resources to recovery efforts while maintaining a balanced budget to insure the economic stability of our state as a whole.
SB 2038
Not Rated
Civics Test; require passing score for high school graduates and high school equivalency diploma applicants. Alive
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SB 2039
Not Rated
Local school board members; prescribe salary scale based on school district student enrollment. Alive
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SB 2040
Not Rated
Kindergarten-age children; require compulsory school attendance for all. Alive
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SB 2041
Not Rated
Teachers' salary; implement a four-year phase in to increase to the southeastern average. Alive
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SB 2042
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; require school districts to notify of nonreemployment. Alive
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SB 2069
Not Rated
Community schools planning grant program; establish fund. Alive
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SB 2142
Not Rated
School boards; require policy that allows for corporal punishment opt in of students annually. Alive
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SB 2144
Not Rated
MHSAA; must allow member schools to participate against nonaccredited schools and schools with home-schooled students. Alive
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SB 2146
Not Rated
Charter School Authorizer Board; reconstitute. Alive
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SB 2147
Not Rated
School recognition program; bring forward for possible amendment to salary supplements. Alive
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SB 2148
Not Rated
School buildings; require new construction and certain renovations to include water bottle filling stations. Alive
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SB 2149
Neutral
MAEP; Department of Education required to hold harmless school district from calculating 2020-2021 average daily attendance. Alive
Analysis: This bill prevents school districts from losing money due to reduced attendance during COVID. The bigger problem is that Miss. uses an outdated method for counting students: Average Daily Attendance (ADA). Instead of putting off the inevitable need to replace Average Daily Attendance with a better way of counting – and funding -- students, lawmakers should explore replacing ADA with a formula based on enrollment counts. This would result in more equitable and accurate funding decisions.
SB 2150
Not Rated
School property; schools may withhold transcripts from students who fail to return textbooks or mobile devices. Alive
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SB 2152
Not Rated
High-performing education systems design; establish task force. Alive
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SB 2153
Not Rated
Teacher licenses; allow reciprocity if teacher possesses valid license from other state. Alive
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SB 2226
Not Rated
Education standards; replace Common Core with ELA Standards. Alive
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SB 2267
Good Policy
Teacher license; allow reciprocity if teacher possesses standard license from other state and passes background check. Alive
Analysis: This bill builds upon the idea of interstate licensure reciprocity. It eliminates unnecessary criteria when granting reciprocity to out of state license holders thereby increasing government efficiency in filling vacant teacher positions. This bill also increases government accountability by establishing a specific timeframe for responsive action by MDE while maintaining the safety of our public education students.
SB 2269
Not Rated
Schools; provide for mental health services providers and trauma informed training. Alive
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SB 2297
Not Rated
School athletic trainers; provide annual salary supplement for those acquiring national certification. Alive
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SB 2298
Not Rated
Payroll date for school district employees; authorize semimonthly payroll in discretion of local school board. Alive
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SB 2299
Not Rated
School board members; increase pay. Alive
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SB 2300
Not Rated
Schools; require carbon monoxide detectors in all. Alive
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SB 2301
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; increase salaries for. Alive
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SB 2302
Not Rated
School Recognition Program; require board of education and department of education to implement rules. Alive
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SB 2304
Not Rated
School Resource Officers; require uniform statewide training program. Alive
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SB 2305
Not Rated
William F. Winter and Jack Reed, Sr., Teacher Loan Repayment Program; create. Alive
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SB 2306
Not Rated
Average daily attendance for MAEP purposes; shall include any student sick day. Alive
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SB 2307
Neutral
Dyslexia Awareness Training Program; require teachers to complete two hours of training for. Alive
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SB 2308
Not Rated
Department of Education; implement dyslexia screenings and awareness programs. Alive
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SB 2309
Not Rated
Requirements for standard high school diploma; discontinue subject area tests. Alive
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SB 2311
Not Rated
Economic and Academic Need Forgivable Loan Program; create. Alive
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SB 2312
Not Rated
Office of Early Childhood; establish and prescribe responsibilities. Alive
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SB 2314
Not Rated
Kindergarten-age children; require compulsory school attendance for all. Alive
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SB 2382
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 2384
Not Rated
School employee salary supplements; remove limitation on number of school nurses and language therapists eligible for. Alive
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SB 2527
Not Rated
Mississippi Critical Teacher Shortage Act; extend repealer on. Alive
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SB 2529
Not Rated
High school graduation; end-of-course assessments required by federal law shall only be required. Alive
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SB 2530
Not Rated
Teachers and assistant teachers; provide incentive programs to experienced teachers. Alive
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SB 2531
Not Rated
'T Initiative of 2021'; create program that provides support to schools for virtual learning. Alive
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SB 2532
Not Rated
Expand Mississippi Connectivity for Education Act; create. Alive
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SB 2533
Not Rated
Community schools; authorize implementation under the administration of a District of Innovation. Alive
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SB 2534
Not Rated
New educational programs; allow school districts to enter into agreements for vocational and other educational programs. Alive
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SB 2537
Not Rated
Tim Tebow Act; authorize interscholastic extracurricular activity participation of students enrolled in homeschools. Alive
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SB 2538
Not Rated
Saving American History in Mississippi Schools Act; prevent funds from being used to teach the 1619 Project. Alive
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SB 2656
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 2657
Not Rated
Assistant teachers; Department of Education implement program to employ more assistant teachers in failing school districts. Alive
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SB 2658
Not Rated
Mississippi Adequate Education Program; fully fund. Alive
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SB 2659
Not Rated
Teacher licenses; lower the requirement for nontraditional route teachers. Alive
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SB 2660
Not Rated
Failing school systems; Department of Education shall implement program to provide incentive to experienced teachers. Alive
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SB 2661
Not Rated
Teacher pay; increase to southeastern average. Alive
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SB 2662
Not Rated
Sixteenth section forest products; allow school districts to enter into long-term timber agreements. Alive
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SB 2663
Not Rated
School curriculum; require that schools teach civics and government before completion of twelfth grade. Alive
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SB 2664
Not Rated
Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013; prescribe standards and benchmarks. Alive
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SB 2665
Not Rated
Early Learning Collaborative Act of 2013; revise minimum funding levels. Alive
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SB 2666
Not Rated
Tim Tebow Act; allow homeschooled students to participate in sports and provide funds to schools for their participation. Alive
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SB 2667
Not Rated
Teachers; authorize licensure in individual subject areas. Alive
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SB 2668
Not Rated
Accreditation of schools; allow schools to employ up to 10% of nonlicensed teachers to teach in core areas. Alive
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SB 2669
Not Rated
Mississippi Save Our Schools Program; create. Alive
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SB 2670
Not Rated
MHSAA; must allow member schools to participate against nonaccredited schools and schools with home schooled students. Alive
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SB 2671
Not Rated
Teacher assistant nonreemployment; provide that teacher assistants receive due process rights. Alive
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SB 2672
Not Rated
School accountability; provide that accreditation score from 2018-2019 shall be used unless school receives higher grade. Alive
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SB 2673
Not Rated
School District System Design Partnership Program; create. Alive
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SB 2674
Not Rated
2021 Mississippi Education Task Force; create to review state regulations and accountability system. Alive
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SB 2675
Not Rated
Third-grade reading assessment for 2020-2021 school year; allow students who fail to be promoted to fourth grade with remediation. Alive
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SB 2676
Not Rated
Compulsory School Attendance Law; define 'child with a disability' for purposes of creating exemption from unexcused absence. Alive
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SB 2677
Not Rated
Habitually disruptive students; require to be evaluated for disability under IDEA after disruptive behavior. Alive
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SB 2678
Not Rated
Mandatory K-12 computer science curriculum; authorize the State Department of Education to implement. Alive
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SB 2679
Not Rated
School attendance officer; require to attend training for understanding children with disabilities. Alive
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SB 2680
Not Rated
Department of Education; require central reporting system for federal data. Alive
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SB 2681
Not Rated
Mid-year budget reductions; exempt MAEP funds. Alive
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SB 2682
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 2683
Not Rated
Teachers' salaries; provide for increase and implement plan to fund at the southeastern average. Alive
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SB 2684
Not Rated
Mississippi Adequate Education Program; fully fund. Alive
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SB 2685
Not Rated
Salary supplement; provide to experienced teachers willing to relocate and teach in an 'F'-designated school. Alive
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SB 2686
Not Rated
Mississippi Civic Literacy Act; enact. Alive
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SB 2687
Not Rated
Active shooter drills; prohibit telling students and teachers that drill is real. Alive
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SB 2688
Not Rated
Corporal punishment; prohibit administration of in public and charter schools for disciplinary matters. Alive
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SB 2790
Not Rated
Teachers; revise licensure qualifications and requirements. Alive
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SB 2791
Not Rated
Abstinence-only or abstinence-plus education; extend repealer on. Alive
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SB 2793
Not Rated
Virtual public school; create pilot program for the creation of virtual public schools operated by school districts. Alive
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SB 2794
Not Rated
Public schools; allow to offer online career track program. Alive
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SB 2866
Not Rated
Alive
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SB 2867
Not Rated
Alive
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SN 6
Not Rated
Kimberly Kay Remak, Olive Branch, Mississippi, Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board, term effective December 8, 2020 and ending August 30, 2022. Alive
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SN 7
Not Rated
Dr. Ronnie Lynn McGehee, Madison, Mississippi, State Board of Education, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2028. Alive
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SN 20
Not Rated
Glen Vernon East, Gulfport, Mississippi, State Board of Education as the School Administrator, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2023, vice Buddy Bailey. Alive
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SN 21
Not Rated
Angela Sade Wheeler Bass, Ph.D., Jackson, Mississippi, State Board of Education, term effective immediately and ending June 30, 2025, representing the First Supreme Court District, vice Johnny Franklin. Alive
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KEY: * = Amended % = 3/5ths Vote Required V = Vetoed
  $ = Revenue @ = Exempted From Deadline P = Partially Vetoed