Texas Legislature – Prekindergarten Bill

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Pre-KLast Thursday, the Texas Senate passed House Bill 4 regarding high-quality prekindergarten provided by Texas Public Schools. Be sure to check out additional information about HB 4 at the links below. It will be interesting to see what happens next!

Texas Legislature Online can be searched for various bills of interest. It is also possible to sign up for and receive updates and alerts regarding bills of interest. Specifically search the site for HB4 in order to review the history of the bill including the various stages it has gone through to this point, read the bill in its entirety, and review the amendments to the bill: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Home.aspx

According to the State Senate Report, a number of changes were made to the bill by the Senate before returning it to the House. It will be now be up to House to either accept the amendments made to the bill by the Senate or request a conference committee to resolve the differences between the two versions. Read a synopsis of the bill and more on Texas Senate News: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/new.htm

To read Governor Abbott’s Press Release regarding the Senate’s passage of HB4, click on the following link: http://gov.texas.gov/news/press-release/20850

Kelley Estes-Jones

Kelley Estes-Jones

I am Kelley Estes-Jones, an educator with a special interest in helping young children with and without disabilities, their families, and their educational teams build a solid foundation for future learning and overall success. With a strong foundation built upon developmentally appropriate practices, each child has the opportunity rise to a highly successful future within an inclusive environment. As a consultant on the Preschool Services Team at Region 10 Education Service Center, I am realizing my dream of keeping an eye on preschool and helping children, educators, and families build our future.

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