HB 1478 has a hearing in the Senate K-12 & Early Learning Committee on Monday afternoon at 1:30PM. This bill is called a “statement of student rights.” According to the chair of the House Education, this bill does not give students any additional rights than what they already have as Americans, so it’s peculiar what the intent is behind it. The bill would take effect 90 days after being signed into law but when would the OSPI and districts create the curriculum to come into compliance with this mandate? The bill doesn’t say.
The bill requires school districts, charter schools, and state-tribal education compact schools to develop and distribute student-focused educational and promotional materials that incorporate the statement of student of rights and requires these materials to be incorporated into civics education.
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