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The Week Ahead

Feb. 17, 5 p.m.: Members of the Joint Ways and Means Committee attend budget-focused town hall at Hermiston High school.

Feb. 18, 5 p.m.: Members of the Joint Ways and Means Committee attend budget-focused town hall at Madras High School.

Feb. 20, 8:30 a.m.: Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education holds informational meeting on education overview by executive branch.

Feb. 20, 3 p.m.: House Education Committee holds public hearing on requiring instruction on civics and financial literacy in schools (HB 2219, HB 2229, HB 2691).

Feb. 21, 8 a.m.: Senate Judiciary Committee holds public hearing on preventing employers from making refraining from using a legal substance a condition of employment (SB 301).

Feb. 21, 8:30 a.m.: Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education holds informational meeting on education overview by executive branch.

Feb. 21, 8:30 a.m.: Senate Finance and Revenue Committee holds public hearing on changing property tax provisions (SJR 3, SB 151).

Feb. 21, 1 p.m.: House Early Childhood and Family Supports Committee holds informational meeting on early childhood and K-12 connections.

Feb. 21, 3 p.m.: Senate Education Committee holds work session regarding backpack safety (SJR 6 and paying for vision screenings (SB 187). The committee holds public hearing on studying how to encourage educators to apply for certification (SB 578) and increasing threshold for receiving special education money (SB 574).

Feb. 21, 3 p.m.: House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee holds work session on removing requirements for veterans to get high school diplomas (HB 2220).

Feb. 22, 8:30 a.m.: Senate Finance and Revenue Committee releases revenue forecast.

Feb. 22, 8:30 a.m.: Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education takes public testimony on the Chief Education Office (SB 5522).

Feb. 22, 3 p.m.: House Education Committee holds public hearing on establishing Oregon Quality Education Model Modernization Task Force (HB 2688), including class size as mandatory collective bargaining subject (HB 2651) and including access to social workers in local service plans (HB 2550). The committee holds a work session on adding social workers to list related to decreasing absenteeism (HB 2648).

Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m.: Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education holds public hearing on the Chief Education Office (SB 5522) and Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (HB 5038).

Feb. 23, 1 p.m.: House Early Childhood and Family Supports Committee holds informational meeting on early intervention in special education.

Feb. 23: Oregon Department of Education presents plan for ESSA implementation to State Board of Education.

Feb. 23: Comment period on Measure 98 rules closes.

Feb. 24, 5 p.m.: Members of the Joint Ways and Means Committee attend budget-focused town hall at Southern Oregon University in Ashland.

Feb. 25, 1 p.m.: Members of the Joint Ways and Means Committee attend budget-focused town hall at Lane Community College in Eugene.

Items may be added to committee agendas during the week. The Oregon Legislature keeps an updated page of committee agendas.

- Jake Arnold, OSBA
jarnold@osba.org