Here are bills to be considered in the next few days in Tallahassee: CS/CS/SB 736: Education PersonnelGENERAL BILL by Budget; Education Pre-K - 12; Wise; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Lynn; GaetzEducation Personnel; Cites this act as the "Student Success Act." Revises provisions relating to the evaluation of instructional personnel and school administrators. Requires the Department of Education to approve each school district's instructional personnel and school administrator evaluation systems. Requires the Commissioner of Education to approve or select and the State Board of Education to adopt formulas for school districts to use in measuring student learning growth. Requires school districts to administer assessments for each course offered in the district, etc. SB 830: Labor and EmploymentGENERAL BILL by Thrasher; (CO-INTRODUCER) LynnLabor and Employment; Prohibits a state agency from deducting from employee wages the dues, uniform assessments, fines, penalties, or special assessments of an employee organization or contributions made for purposes of political activity. Prohibits a county, municipality, or other local governmental entity from deducting from employee wages the dues, uniform assessments, fines, penalties, or special assessments of an employee organization or contributions made for purposes of political activity, etc. SJR 1218: Religious FreedomJOINT RESOLUTION by AltmanReligious Freedom; Proposes an amendment to the State Constitution to provide that an individual may not be barred from participating in any public program because of choosing to use public benefits at a religious provider and to delete a prohibition against using public revenues in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or any sectarian institution.
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