Sen. Sara Kyle

(D) District 30

Grades by Issue

Standards
100
A
Public School Choice
100
A
Standards
100
A
Public School Choice
50
F

2018 Score

63
D

Lifetime Score

64
D

Senate Average

98
A
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position Rep Voted
choice SB 1901 HB 1870 Dunn / SB 1901 Gresham makes certain all eligible special needs students, including those in Tennessee’s public charter schools, have access to services that will help them succeed. These services are often provided by special education services associations. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
standards SB 1691 HB 1569 H. Brooks / SB 1691 Lundberg creates greater access to Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses in high school by allowing eligible local school districts to expand CTE class sizes. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
standards SB 1649 HB 1599 Forgety / SB 1649 Norris incentivizes Tennessee’s businesses to participate in work-based learning partnerships with local school districts through a newly created grant program, providing students invaluable hands-on experience in their chosen field of study. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
choice SB 1899 HB 2430 M. White / SB 1899 Gresham ensures that public charter schools authorized by the Tennessee State Board of Education have full and equitable access to available resources provided to all Tennessee school districts. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
standards SR 158 HR 192 Hawk / SR 158 Norris – These resolutions confirm changes in the state’s education funding formula, the BEP, that add $13 million per year of RTI2 (early intervention for struggling students) funding for instructors. Tennesseans for Student Success supported both resolutions. (Floor Vote)
standards SB 2552 HB 2644 Sargent / SB 2552 Norris – This year’s state budget, once again, highlights and supports education efforts in Tennessee. It added $212 million to K-12 including: $55 million in teacher pay raises, $6 million in charter school facilities grants, $10 million in school turnaround grants for priority schools, $3.5 million for the Read to be Ready early literacy program, $1.75 million to strengthen Tennessee's principal pipeline and $13.3 million for RTI2. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (Floor Vote)
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position
choice SB 2429 HB 2088 Parkinson / SB 2429 Kyle would have prematurely shut down an important state intervention mechanism, the Achievement School District. We support the work to make sure every child in Tennessee is in a school that supports and promotes student success. If a child is trapped in a failing school, every effort must be made to either turn that school around or provide another alternative for the student. Tennesseans for Student Success opposed this bill.
choice SB 2399 HB 2525 Beck / SB 2399 Kyle would block some public charter schools from receiving the information necessary, such as name, age, and grades completed, to help inform parents of public choices available for their children. This legislation’s intent was not to protect student information but to bar it from being accessed by eligible public charter schools. Tennesseans for Student Success opposed this bill.
assessment SB 2431 HB 2576 Stewart / SB 2431 Kyle aimed at tying the hands of Tennesseans to make sure every student is on track to success; this broad legislation was a vehicle to undermine the work of the Department of Education by challenging the current number of grades and subjects that participate in annual assessments. Tennesseans for Student Success opposed this bill.

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