04/01/19 -- HCS HB 604 -- Establishes the School Turnaround Act

Bill Number: 
HCS HB 604
Bill Purpose: 
Establishes the School Turnaround Act
Date of Vote: 
04/01/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HCS HB 604, introduced by Representative Mike Henderson (Republican - District 117) creates a "School Turnaround Act" that establishes provisions for identifying troubled schools and actions to help bring them back into compliance with accepted performance standards.  While I am not sufficiently familiar with the inner workings of the public school system to comment on the effectiveness of the specific mechanisms this bill implements, I support the concept of having standardized procedures for making sure that a school gets to where it needs to be.  This bill appears to help assure such accountability and oversight.