SB 5023 – establishes an ethnic studies advisory committee which will advise, assist, and make recommendations to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) regarding the identification of ethnic studies materials and resources and must develop a framework to support the teaching of ethnic studies to students in grades 7 through 12.

As an Israeli-Americans living in Washington State, it is important that our public school curriculum takes into account our history, our experience, and our identity when choosing textbooks and building lesson plans.

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2019 REGULAR SESSION

Dec 12
Prefiled for introduction.
Jan 14
First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education. (View Original Bill)
Jan 18
Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Jan 25
Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
EDU – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) 
And refer to Ways & Means.
Minority; do not pass. 
Jan 28
Referred to Ways & Means.
Feb 7
Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 18
Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
WM – Majority; do pass 1st substitute bill proposed by Early Learning & K-12 Education. 
Feb 20
Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
Feb 26
Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Mar 4
1st substitute bill substituted (EDU 19). (View 1st Substitute)
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 43; nays, 5; absent, 0; excused, 1. 

IN THE HOUSE

Mar 6
First reading, referred to Education.
Mar 18
Public hearing in the House Committee on Education at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Mar 26
Executive action taken in the House Committee on Education at 3:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
ED – Majority; do pass with amendment(s). 
Minority; do not pass. 
Apr 1
Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Apr 3
Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading.
Apr 4
Committee recommendations adopted and the bill amended.
Placed on third reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 58; nays, 35; absent, 0; excused, 5.