Column - Busy week with education in interim committees
Last updated 9/20/2022 at 12:56pm
I spent much of last week in Helena hearing Interim Education Committee issues and attending a joint meeting with the Interim Budget Committee. Monday was spent engaging with the Board of Education, Office of Higher Education, Office of Public Instruction and hearing report outs. We also followed-up on the bills our committee worked on over this past year between sessions.
For the most part, members of the committee are in agreement on the proposed bills, except for proposed bill PD32. This proposed bill was to update truancy laws based on enrollment rather than a compulsory age in public...