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CS/SB 200: Student Retention

GENERAL BILL by Education ; Berman ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Stewart ; Book ; Cruz

Student Retention; Authorizing a parent to request that his or her student be retained in a grade level for a specified school year; requiring such a request to be submitted in a specified manner; requiring school district superintendents to grant such requests if they are timely received; requiring a retained student to remain in the grade in which he or she was retained in until the student qualifies for promotion at the end of the school year; requiring school districts to report certain data to the Department of Education by a specified date, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/12/2021 Senate - Now in Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Education (ED)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (AED)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/7/2020 Senate • Filed
12/15/2020 Senate • Referred to Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 51
1/25/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Education, 02/03/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/3/2021 Senate • CS by Education; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 177
2/4/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
3/2/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 51
• CS by Education read 1st time -SJ 166
3/5/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, 03/10/21, 3:15 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/10/2021 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS/CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 248
3/12/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations