Education matters.

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Education matters. Requires each school corporation, charter school, and state accredited nonpublic elementary school to include cursive writing in its curriculum. Provides that a school corporation may include instruction regarding Internet safety in the school corporation's curriculum. Requires the department of education to develop, or approve previously developed, age appropriate curricula in Internet safety for use at multiple grade levels not later than July 1, 2025. Amends requirements regarding: (1) eligibility for career coaching grants; and (2) instruction on career awareness. Repeals a provision that provides that each school corporation may include cursive writing in the school corporation's curriculum.


Authored by Senator Tomes

Roll Calls

2024-02-06SenateSenate - Third reading PASS

Fiscal Outlook

Title Description Date View
Fiscal NoteFiscal Note #2: Senate Engrossed2024-02-06 Click To View
Fiscal NoteFiscal Note #1: Senate Engrossed2024-02-05 Click To View
Committee ReportSenate Committee Report2024-02-01 Click To View
Vote SheetVote Sheet January 31, 20242024-01-31 Click To View
Fiscal NoteFiscal Note #1: Senate Comm Sub2024-02-01 Click To View
Fiscal NoteFiscal Note #1: Introduced2024-01-12 Click To View


Date Chamber Action
2024-02-12HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Education
2024-02-07SenateReferred to the House
2024-02-06SenateSenator Doriot added as coauthor
2024-02-06SenateCosponsors: Representatives Teshka, Jordan, Cash
2024-02-06SenateHouse sponsor: Representative Davis
2024-02-06SenateThird reading: passed; Roll Call 145: yeas 46, nays 3
2024-02-05SenateSenator Niezgodski added as coauthor
2024-02-05SenateSenator Johnson T added as coauthor
2024-02-05SenateSenators Dernulc, Raatz, Yoder added as coauthors
2024-02-05SenateSenator Byrne added as coauthor
2024-02-05SenateSenator Becker added as coauthor
2024-02-05SenateSenator Glick added as third author
2024-02-05SenateSenator Leising added as second author
2024-02-05SenateSenator Becker removed as third author
2024-02-05SenateSenator Glick removed as second author
2024-02-05SenateSecond reading: amended, ordered engrossed
2024-02-05SenateAmendment #1 (Raatz) prevailed; voice vote
2024-02-05SenateAmendment #2 (Tomes) prevailed; voice vote
2024-02-01SenateSenators Qaddoura, Hunley, Donato, Rogers, Ford J.D. added as coauthors
2024-02-01SenateCommittee report: amend do pass, adopted
2024-01-29SenateSenator Crane added as coauthor
2024-01-25SenateSenator Becker added as third author
2024-01-18SenateSenator Buck added as coauthor
2024-01-18SenateSenator Glick added as second author
2024-01-16SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Education and Career Development
2024-01-16SenateAuthored by Senator Tomes