5263 AMH ED MOET 059

  

SB 5263 - H COMM AMD

By Committee on Education

Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

"NEW SECTION. Sec. (1) The office of the superintendent of public instruction, working collaboratively with the Washington state school directors' association, shall survey each school district to determine whether and to what extent state statutory and rule requirements governing the hiring and training of school bus drivers, and other factors, affect or may affect the ability of school districts to hire and retain qualified school bus drivers. The department of licensing shall assist the office of the superintendent of public instruction and the Washington state school directors' association in developing questions to be included in the survey.

(2) By December 13, 2019, the office of the superintendent of public instruction and the Washington state school directors' association shall, in accordance with RCW 43.01.036, jointly report the results of the survey and findings and recommendations to the education and transportation committees of the house of representatives and the senate.

(3) This section expires June 30, 2020."

Correct the title.

EFFECT:  (1) Removes all requirements of the underlying bill and instead directs the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) to survey each school district about statutes, rules, and other factors that affect or may affect the ability of school districts to hire and retain qualified school bus drivers.  (2) Requires the Department of Licensing to assist the OSPI and the WSSDA in developing questions to be included in the survey.

(3) Directs the OSPI and the WSSDA to jointly report the results of the survey and findings and recommendations to the education and transportation committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate by December 13, 2019.

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