Just wanted to update everyone that HB 2787 passed unanimously out of House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee yesterday. Special thanks go to Carolyn Pereira and Regional Supt. Marc Kiehna for taking the time to attend the hearing.
Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Smith and Rep. Sussi Bassi signed on as co-sponsors, and members cut our testimony short as there was widespread support for the measure, which now moves to the full House for a vote.
Technical amendments need to be made to address the deposit of $ received for the fund and the distribution of the $ among Regional Offices of Education, and we intend to tweak those issues in the coming days. Thank you to everyone for your continued support.