Roll Call

March 23, 2010

By Staff

Y = Yes, N = No, E = Excused, X = Not Voting

Senate Bill 6696 creates an accountability framework for the state’s education system. The bill would require the superintendent of public instruction to enact an accountability system for school districts where persistently low-achieving schools are located. Additionally, the act establishes a four-level rating system to evaluate teachers and principals, which includes measurements of effectiveness in such areas as teaching practices and fostering a safe learning environment. The House amended the bill adding additional provisions including the use of federal funds for implementation of required action plans, requiring a report on recommendations for a single statewide assessment standard and plans to increase the number of teachers in math and sciences. The House passed it 72- 25. It’s before the governor for signature.

5th Sen. Cheryl Pflug,

(R-Maple Valley) — Y

5th Rep. Glenn Anderson,

(R-Fall City) — Y

45th Rep. Jay Rodne,

(R-North Bend) — Y

41st Sen. Randy Gordon,

(D-Bellevue) — Y

1st Rep. Judy Clibborn,

(D-Mercer Island) — Y

41st Rep. Marcie Maxwell,

(D-Renton) — Y

45th Rep. Roger Goodman,

(D-Kirkland) — Y

45th Rep. Larry Springer,

(D-Kirkland) — Y

House Bill 2776 establishes staffing ratios for school staff to number of students. The bill, which passed the Senate 30-17 and the House 71-26, is before the governor for signature.

5th Sen. Cheryl Pflug,

(R-Maple Valley) — N

5th Rep. Glenn Anderson,

(R-Fall City) — Y

5th Rep. Jay Rodne,

(R-North Bend) — Y

41st Sen. Randy Gordon,

(D-Bellevue) — Y

41st Rep. Judy Clibborn,

(D-Mercer Island) — Y

41st Rep. Marcie Maxwell,

(D-Renton) — Y

45th Rep. Roger Goodman,

(D-Kirkland) — Y

45th Rep. Larry Springer,

(D-Kirkland) — Y

SOURCE: WashingtonVotes.org, a free, nonpartisan Web site to find plain-English explanations of bills and a record of each legislator’s votes.

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