March 20, 2021

WSPTA asks for changes to “transpo fix” bill

Speaking with concerns about E2SSB 5128, the bill designed to preserve transportation funding despite reduced ridership this school year, parent advocate Heidi Bennett urged House Education Committee members to reject language that would require districts to use federal ESSER funds to backfill state funding rather than support student learning recovery programs. Listen to Heidi here.  The bill was amended before being passed out of the committee, with the offending section removed but critical policy recognizing other allowable uses, such as delivering meals, homework, and hot spots, retained.

Category: Advocacy , Legislative

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