SB18-011 - Students Excused From Taking State Assessments

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning treatment of students who are excused by their parents from participating in state assessments.

Under current law, each school district, board of cooperative services that operates a school, and charter school (local education provider) must adopt a written policy and procedure by which a parent may excuse his or her student from participating in the state assessments. The bill clarifies that the local education provider determines whether notice from the parent must be in writing.

Under current law, a local education provider shall not punish a student whose parent excuses him or her from taking a state assessment. The bill clarifies that a local education provider also shall not prohibit the student from participating in an activity or receiving any other form of reward that recognizes participation in the state assessments. . If the department of education or the state board of education receives a parent complaint concerning a local education provider's implementation of the statute concerning students excused from taking assessments, the department must notify the local education provider of the nature of the complaint.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


House Committees

Latest update: April 12, 2018
04/12/2018 - Governor Signed
04/09/2018 - Sent to the Governor
04/06/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/06/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/03/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/02/2018 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/29/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 04/02/2018 - No Amendments
03/26/2018 - House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/14/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
03/13/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/12/2018 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/09/2018 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/08/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/06/2018 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/14/2018 - Senate Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/10/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education