Supports for Students with Disabilities
- Create a new funding model for serving students with disabilities using a tiered multiplier, which will target funds to individual student needs and promote inclusionary practices.
Equitably Fund our Schools
- Allow school bonds to pass using a simple majority, as opposed to a 60% supermajority.
- Restore school districts’ local levy authority to 22% of the district’s prior school year revenue.
- Use balanced revenue to ensure funding is more equitable.
- Provide access to new funding for school districts with aging schools in need of repairs.
- Revise the outdated funding model for institutional education programs so students can be set up for successful transitions.
More Supports for our Educators
- Increase supports for new principals and educational staff associates.
- Enhance mentoring assistance for teachers who are new or who teach students with disabilities.
- Provide more professional development days for topics including race, equity, inclusion, social-emotional learning, and mental health.
Build a 21st Century Education System
- Support dual language learning by expanding grant funding, providing incentives to bilingual educators, and recognizing bilingual students.
- Establish a pilot program for school districts to expand student learning beyond the traditional school day or school year.
Ensure Students are Safe and Supported
- Increase essential support staff like nurses, counselors, and family and community engagement coordinators.
- Create regional school safety centers and a coordinated suicide prevention and behavioral health system to provide supports to students.
- Increase funding for the School Nurse Corps to meet the nursing demands of small schools.
Provide Multiple Pathways to Graduation
- Increase career and technical education (CTE) course equivalencies so students have flexibility in meeting credit requirements on a path aligned with their post-secondary goals.
- Expand access to CTE programs by tearing down systemic and financial barriers.
- Increase access to dual credit courses, where students earn high school and college credit at the same time, for students experiencing poverty.
- Provide multiple pathways to a meaningful diploma serving each student and their goals after high school.
Increase Access to Sexual Health Education
- Require inclusive, medically accurate, and appropriate comprehensive sexual health education in public schools.