SB 1867

84(R) - 2015
Senate Education
Senate Education

Vote Recommendation

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Judith Zaffirini

Bill Caption

Relating to excluding certain adult students receiving special education services from computation of dropout and completion rates for purposes of public school accountability.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

There would be some administrative costs to districts to begin the collection and reporting of a new Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) data element. The costs would vary from district to district depending on whether the district Student Information System (SIS) was vendor provided or locally developed. 

Bill Analysis

SB 1867 would remove children with disabilities who receiving free public education under the federal act from counting towards the computation of a school's graduation rate.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill affirms the principle of limited government. Children with disabilities are completing Individualized Education Programs and this may extend past a typical high school graduation date, unfairly impacting a school's graduation rate and overall performance rating. It is important for the state to be able to accurately assess the performance of a public school using the most relevant metrics.  For these reasons, we support SB 1867.