HB 1518 - DIGEST

Establishes the summer step up act.

Requires the department of early learning to contract for up to an additional six hundred slots in summer early childhood education and assistance programs at K-12 school building sites giving priority to programs operated in K-12 school buildings that: (1) Plan to include four-year old children;

(2) Are in low-income areas or areas underserved by the programs; and

(3) Plan to fund summer meals using reimbursements from the United States department of agriculture or other nonstate sources.

Requires the superintendent of public instruction to convene a work group to build upon the social emotional learning work group established in 2016.

Creates the summer step-up grant program to increase the number of programs that combine academics and social emotional learning.