Senate Bill 2673: Winter-Reed Teacher Loan Repayment Program

Committee Education; Appropriations Author Nicole Boyd Session 2024 Session Latest Action On February 19, SB 2673 was referred to the Senate Education and Appropriations Committees, where it awaits a vote. Explanation of the Bill Senate Bill 2673 would expand eligibility for the Winter-Reed Teacher Loan Repayment Program to include teachers regardless of years of experience…

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Senate Bill 2673: Winter-Reed Teacher Loan Repayment Program

Senate Bill 2556: Technical Changes to Early Learning Collaborative Act

Committee Education Author Chuck Younger, Lydia Graves Chassaniol, John Polk, Kevin Blackwell, Dean Kirby Session 2024 Session Latest Action On February 22, the Senate Education Committee passed SB 2556. Explanation of the Bill This bill has a companion bill, HB 1042, in the Senate. Senate Bill 2556 adds language to the Early Learning Collaborative Act…

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Senate Bill 2556: Technical Changes to Early Learning Collaborative Act

Senate Bill 2246: Technical Updates to MAEP

Committee Education Author Dennis DeBar Session 2024 Session Latest Action On February 22, the Senate Education Committee passed SB 2246 and is awaiting Senate floor action Explanation of the Bill This bill has a companion bill, HB 1670, in the House. The Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) is designed to provide 100% of the average…

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Senate Bill 2246: Technical Updates to MAEP

House Bill 1702: Critical Shortage Stipend

Committee Education; Appropriations Author Kent McCarty Session 2024 Session Latest Action On February 19, HB 1702 was referred to the House Education and Appropriations A Committees, where it awaits a vote. Explanation of the Bill House Bill 1702 would provide a $2,000 salary supplement to licensed teachers in districts designated as geographic critical shortage areas…

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House Bill 1702: Critical Shortage Stipend

House Bill 1694: Insurance Premiums for State Employees with Dependents

Committee Insurance; Appropriations A Author Kent McCarty Session 2024 Session Latest Action On February 19, HB 1694 was referred to the House Insurance and Appropriations A Committees, where it awaits a vote. Explanation of the Bill House Bill 1694 would reduce premium contributions for eligible dependents by 50% on the State and School Employees Life…

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House Bill 1694: Insurance Premiums for State Employees with Dependents

Senate Bill 2889: Expand the ELC Tax Credit to Three-Year-Old Programs

Committee Education; Finance Author Nicole Boyd Session 2024 Session Latest Action On February 19, SB 2889 was referred to the Senate Education and Senate Finance Committee. Explanation of the Bill Early Learning Collaboratives (ELCs) are high-quality, state-funded pre-K programs for four-year-olds that must have at least two partners, one school district and one Head Start,…

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Senate Bill 2889: Expand the ELC Tax Credit to Three-Year-Old Programs

House Bill 1683: Amendments to Charter School Act of 2013

Committee Education Author Jansen Owen Session 2024 Session Latest Action On February 19, HB 1683 was referred to the House Education committee.  Explanation of the Bill House Bill 1683 would make numerous technical and substantive modifications to current laws that govern charter schools. These changes are as follows: Technical Changes Legal Status for Charter Management…

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House Bill 1683: Amendments to Charter School Act of 2013