After a variety of hiccups, the Senate unanimously approved the agreed to paraeducator bill after also approving this amendment. After a false start yesterday, the Senate got right down to business today by approving the bill as the first bill of the day. Senators Rivers, Rolfes, and Zeiger spoke to the value of paraeducators in the classroom. All of them credited the late Senator Andy Hill for his work promoting the value of paraeducators and this bill.
Though he was not recognized on the Senate floor, the key player helping us reach the agreement was our champion in the House for the last four years, Representative Steve Bergquist!