The Senate Education Committee met on 12-4-15 and reported out the following bills:
HB 139: This bill amends the Private Academic Schools Act to allow for the licensure of online schools by the State Board of Private Academic Schools. It was Reported as Committed by a vote of 9:0.
HB 158: This bill amends the Public School Code of 1949 to allow the Secretary of Education to issue an emergency declaration on a school, charter school, county or statewide basis. It was Reported as Committed by a vote of 9:0.
HB 805: This bill amends the Public School Code of 1949 by allowing school districts to furlough employees for economic reasons based on their performance, followed by their seniority. Superintendents may extend the Temporary Professional Employee (TPE) status of an employee to a fourth year. The bill was Reported as Committed by a vote of 6:3.