The committee referred a number of bills to the Subcommittee on Educator Quality for review.
The committee voted out HB 223 (Donna Howard), which would allow compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance to students at risk of dropping out of school who are pregnant or who are parents. The bill would provide child-care services or assistance with child-care expenses for students at risk of dropping out of school, or pay the costs associated with services provided through a life skills program. The bill now goes before the full House for review.
Next week the committee will hear bills related to accountability.