Rep. John B. Holsclaw, Jr. 

(R) District 4

Grades by Issue

Accountability
100
A+
Innovation
0
F
Economic Opportunity
100
A+

2019 Score

80%
B

House Average

88%
B
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position Rep Voted
Economic Opportunity HB 866 HB 866 DeBerry/ SB 63 Robinson Expands Career and Technical Education (CTE) to grades six through twelve. Previously, CTE programs were made available for grades 9-12. Multiple studies have found that increased exposure to CTE results in higher graduation rates, college-going and higher wages when student transition into a career. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (House Floor Vote)
Innovation HB 940 HB 940 Lamberth/ SB 796 Johnson Establishes the Tennessee Public Charter School Commission, a national best practice, creates a uniform appeal process for charter school applications while establishing more rigorous accountability and oversight for state-authorized charter schools. The state-wide commission as an independent statewide appeal panel, will remove politics from authorization decisions and support TSS goal of increasing the number of high-quality public school seats across the state. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (House Floor Vote)
Economic Opportunity HB 949 HB 949 Lamberth/ SB 805 Johnson Increases the total number of dual enrollment courses a high school student may take free of charge and creates regional partnerships for students to gain critical on-the-job experience. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (House Floor Vote)
Accountability HB 1083 HB 1083 White/ SB 836 Akbari Supports strict accountability for charter schools by ensuring the automatic closure of schools that are placed on the state’s “priority school” list, which is the lowest -performing 5 percent of public schools in Tennessee, in two consecutive cycles. Requires the public charter school to develop and implement a comprehensive support and improvement plan if not closed the first year it falls on the Priority List. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (House Floor Vote)
Economic Opportunity HB 736 HB 736 Lafferty/ SB 1260 Gresham Authorizes local education agencies (LEAs) to provide career-based experience to high school students and partner with industry and local business to provide career-based experiences. Tennesseans for Student Success supported this bill. (House Floor Vote)
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position
Issue Bill # Description TSS Position

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