Here are the education-related bills that passed.
HB 1, the budget bill ended with appropriation of $182.3 billion. Public education got a large slice of that and even netted a $1.9 billion increase for education over the 2007 session..
Among other things HB 3646 raises the minimum pay of a
Yet another bill will mandate a decrease in the number of students that
HB 55, a ban on the use of wireless communication devices while driving cars in a school zone was passed in the House 138 to 4. Apparently it is a ticketable offense but no set fine was specified.
And then there is HB 772, a new requirement that all of the 4 public meetings of the
And oh, yes, $22 million was appropriated to renovate the governor’s mansion. I know, this is not education related but I just thought you’d like to know, if you haven’t heard already, how
And that’s it.
Your state legislature inaction.
UPDATE: Someone who left a comment on this post pointed out that TRS is not the same as ERS. You could have knocked me over with a feather, I didn't know that. So that part of the post was deleted. Now, would someone please tell me why state employees have one retirement system, and teachers have their own separate one?