Senate Bill 408: Balancing Good Policy with Local Control
One of the tough jobs of the legislature is developing good policy while still providing individuals with the maximum amount of freedom. This is especially difficult in education. Yet this is exactly what Senate Bill 408 accomplishes. The proposed legislation would provide school districts with guidelines on several important issues, but would allow the local school district to ultimately determine the exact policies. Here I will highlight a few of these proposed changes and suggest why the language in Senate Bill 408 provides that healthy balance.