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Senate: Education and Workforce Development
October 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am
The committee has scheduled meeting to receive testimony and consider the following bills.
10:15 to 11:30 a.m.
Bill No. 34-0097 — An Act repealing and reenacting Title 17, VIC, chapter 11, section 130, relating to authority to discipline pupils in schools; and repealing Title 17, VIC, chapter 9, subchapter I, section 87, relating to punishment of pupils by school officials (sponsored by senators Janelle K. Sarauw and Genevieve R. Whitaker)
11:35 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bill No. 34-0091 — An Act amending Title 17, VIC, chapter 5, section 41, relating to the courses of study in public schools to address gaps in education curriculum and workforce development by adding home economics, equine studies and information technology (sponsored by Sen. Genevieve R. Whitaker)
Bill No. 34-0094 — An Act amending Title 17, VIC, chapter 3, section 24(a)(2)(2) to establish and mandate stakeholder engagement and participation in the development of a report for the annual assessment and evaluation of all public-school facilities; and adding subsection (e) to require stakeholders to hold townhall meetings on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John (sponsored by Sen. Genevieve R. Whitaker)
LUNCH 1:10 to 1:40 p.m.
1:45 to 3:00 p.m.
The committee will receive testimony from the Department of Labor on a status update on the Unemployment Insurance, Wage Los Assistance Program, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program and Summer Employment payments.