SB 984 Modifies provisions relating to the management of dyslexia in elementary and secondary schools
Sponsor: Sifton
LR Number: 5720S.03I Fiscal Note not available
Committee: Education
Last Action: 4/23/2014 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Education Committee (5720S.04C) Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2014

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 984 - By January 1, 2015, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education must employ a dyslexia specialist with a minimum of three years of field experience in screening, identifying, and treating dyslexia and related disorders. The dyslexia specialist will be responsible for the providing of professional development and serve as the primary source of information and support for school districts addressing the needs of students with dyslexia and related disorders.

By the 2015-2016 school year, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education must develop and maintain a dyslexia resource guide for school districts, public schools, and teachers.