Detail for Mississippi HB 443

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MS HB 443

Session: 2017 (1/3/2017 thru 3/29/2017 Adjourned)

Intro Date: 1/5/2017

Sponsor: State Representative Deborah Butler Dixon (D)

Summary:
Dyslexia screenings; require school districts to provide for students and acceptance of independent evaluation and diagnosis. An act to create new section 37-173-16, mississippi code of 1972, to require school districts to provide additional dyslexia screenings and comprehensive evaluations for students at any time the student is enrolled in public school at any time deemed necessary based on recommendations of a teacher or upon the request of a parent or legal guardian upon observing a substantial deficiency in a student's ability to maintain adequate academic performance due to the student's experiencing dyslexia-like symptoms; to require school districts to perform a comprehensive evaluation of a student who fails the dyslexia screener; to provide that the costs associated with subsequent dyslexia screening and comprehensive evaluation shall be paid for by the school district of the student's enrollment and attendance; to amend section 37-173-15, mississippi code of 1972, in conformity to the preceding provisions; and for related purposes.

History:
** 01/31/2017 (H) Died In Committee ** 01/05/2017 (H) Referred To Education;Revenue and Expenditure General Bills **