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Bill Detail: SB22-004

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Title Evidence-based Training In Science Of Reading
Status Governor Signed (05/31/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors J. McCluskie (D)
Senate Sponsors B. Rankin (R)
J. Bridges (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 01/12/2022
Summary

By the beginning of the 2023-24 school year and continuing
thereafter, the bill requires each school district, board of cooperative
services, and charter school (local education provider) to ensure that the
principal in a school that serves kindergarten or any of grades one through
3 and each school district administrator with responsibility that pertains
to programs in kindergarten or any of grades one through 3 to

successfully complete evidence-based training in the science of reading.
The local education provider may request a one-year extension from the
state board of education to ensure that the teachers, principals, and
administrators whom it employs meet the training requirements. Each
local education provider must submit to the department of education
(department) evidence that it is in compliance with the principal and
administrator training requirements to receive per-pupil intervention
money in a budget year.
The bill requires the board of trustees for each public library to
adopt a policy by January 1, 2023, to support parents and children in
improving literacy through the science of reading. The policy must
include a requirement that:
  • Each librarian successfully complete evidence-based
training in the science of reading;
  • The director of the board of trustees maintain an accurate
list on the library website of the librarians who successfully
complete the training; and
  • The director of the board of trustees identify materials and
activities for parents and children to improve literacy and
ensure that the materials and activities are available in the
public library and are updated monthly.
Upon request of a local education provider or the board of trustees
of a public library, the department shall provide training in the science of
reading to principals and administrators of the local education provider
and librarians of the public library for free.
The bill directs the state librarian to work with public libraries
throughout the state to facilitate access to evidence-based training in the
science of reading for librarians and assist in identifying materials and
activities for parents and children to improve literacy.

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