LD 231 LR 159(05)
An Act To Ensure That Schoolchildren with Dyslexia Receive the Assistance Needed
Fiscal Note for Bill as Engrossed with:
C "A" (H-279)
S "A" (S-327) to C "A" (H-279)
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Fiscal Note
State Mandate - Exempted
State Mandates
Required Activity Unit Affected Local Cost
Requires school administrative units to screen certain students for dyslexia. School Moderate statewide
Pursuant to the Mandate Preamble, the two-thirds vote of all members elected to each House exempts the State from the constitutional requirement to fund 90% of the additional costs.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill requires the Department of Education (DOE) to establish a dyslexia coordinator position that will develop a plan for training, professional development and identifying needs of school administrative units for implementing certain dyslexia-related practices and responses to intervention strategies. LD 1019, the 2016-2017 Biennial Budget as enacted by the Legislature, includes a federally funded Education Specialist III position as part of a reorganization of the Special Services Team which, according to the DOE, can be used as a dyslexia coordinator.