Senate Bill 5072 passed UNANIMOUSLY out of the Senate! Next stop – the House!

We are thrilled to report that SB 5072 passed unanimously on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. Next Stop: Washington State House of Representatives.

A surprisingly large number of Senators took the time to speak in favor of SB 5072 during the scheduled floor debate on February 8th. We heard: “terrific bill” “important tool” “my lived experience” “thrilled” and “one of the best bills coming out of Early Learning K12 Education this session.”

Check out the full testimony here.

Summary of SB 5072:

This bill is all about equity and access to Highly Capable services. It requires all Washington state school districts to universally screen students for Highly Capable services. This best practice is already in use in school districts like Northshore, Pasco, Kent, Sumner–Bonney Lake, Quincy, and Rochester. In these districts universal screening identifies historically under-represented students effectively, including low income students, multilingual learners, and students with disabilities (twice exceptional) – at no additional cost.

Looking for Upcoming Chances to Support SB 5072

  1. You did it! Thank you! Sign in Pro! Senate Committee Public Hearing
  2. You did it! Thank you! Email your Senator! 2nd Senate Floor Hearing
  3. Upcoming: Sign in Pro – House Committee Hearings
  4. Upcoming: Email your Representatives – 2nd House Floor Hearing

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