The Government Publications (GPR) chair connects ISPA with national and state developments in education relevant to School Psychology. They communicate the needs of School Psychologists to state and leaders in an effort to influence legislation and public policy as it relates to the provision of school psychological services.
ISPA GPR Chair:
Sarah Abreu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Idaho legislature of Interest
SENATE BILL NO.1326: An interesting bill to keep an eye on regarding efforts of the state to retain highly qualified educators in Idaho. This is a bill that allows teachers and pupil service employees to get part of their student loans paid off. Here is the link to the full bill (It is a short one): https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/billbookmark/?yr=2020&bn=S1326
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