2018 House Bill 6314

Authorize “innovative” school districts

Introduced in the House

Sept. 5, 2018

Introduced by Rep. Tim Kelly (R-94)

To authorize rules for a type of school district to be styled as “public innovative districts,” which among other things would have to assign each student a mentor and award credits based on “competencies” rather than class hours. The schools could hold year-round classes, and House Bill 6315 would exempt them from the requirement to provide 1,094 hours of instruction over 180 school days. Essentially, the schools would be able to do more things without seeking specific permission ("waivers") from the state Department of Education.

Referred to the Committee on Education Reform

Nov. 29, 2018

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Dec. 4, 2018

Amendment offered by Rep. Adam Zemke (D-55)

To not permit the proposed schools to award credits for "private instruction".

The amendment failed by voice vote

Dec. 6, 2018

Passed in the House 56 to 53 (details)

Received in the Senate

Dec. 11, 2018

Referred to the Committee on Education