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2020 House Bill 5912: Prescribe required public school dates and “e-learning” requirements
Introduced by Rep. Andrea Schroeder (R) on May 24, 2020
To revise and waive many of the rules on the required number of hours and days of public school instruction, including allowances for snow days, rules for conducting classes online, and the amount of state funding provided for both these exceptions to regular schooling, and to days on which fewer than 75 percent of a school’s students are in attendance. Public schools could continue to operate under distance learning plans during the coronavirus epidemic, but with added steps intended to assure students receive instruction and meet academic goals.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on May 24, 2020
Reported in the House on July 21, 2020
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on July 21, 2020
Reported in the House on July 22, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Thomas Albert (R) on July 22, 2020
To assert that the bill "must not be construed as imposing mandates on nonpublic schools".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on July 22, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Andrea Schroeder (R) on July 22, 2020
To require schools to try to accommodate requests from a parent or teacher for additional protective barriers, masks, or gloves, and make clear that doing so creates no duty to make the same accommodation for others.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on July 22, 2020
Received in the Senate on July 23, 2020
Referred to the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee on July 23, 2020

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