WASHINGTON STATE

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

HB 1509: Graduation Requirements

February 24, 2017

HB 1509 did not make it out of the House Appropriations Committee before today’s cutoff. However, not being a person who gives up easily, and recognizing the considerable bipartisan support, I will continue working on this policy in the form of an amendment to other bills along the way.


February 16, 2017

HB 1508 was approved by the House Education Committee. The bill now goes to the House Appropriations Committee for further consideration.


February 6, 2017

HB 1509 was heard in the House Education Committee. We had nearly a hour-long discussion on this important issue. You can watch the testimony below.

 


January 23, 2017

Our students in our public schools need to be prepared to enter both a 4-year university and the workforce. We still have a great deal of work to do in order to ensure students have access to strong career and technical education programs and apprenticeships.

This is crucial for our skilled workforce and our graduation rates. I introduced a bill, HB 1509, that would alleviate some of the challenges we face with the Core 24 graduation requirements.

Not being a person who gives up easily, and recognizing the considerable bipartisan support, I will continue working on this policy in the form of an amendment to other bills along the way.