On May 19, The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Educaiton (MBAE) sent a letter to legislators in support of amendments #68, #73, and #95 to House Bill 4708. H.4708 is a more than $1 billion information technology bond bill that the House will consider during its session tomorrow, May 20. You can read our letter by clicking here.
We applaud the effort of the House to address some of the impacts and challenges that come with the delivery of remote learning to students through this bill. We believe that the three amendments, offered by House Education Chair Alice Peisch, will enhance and expand existing public school district efforts to invest in equitable access to broadband and remote learning.
Please consider contacting your legislators in support of these amendments and alerting public school stakeholders to the opportunity they present. We are happy to assist with outreach and provide more information.
Here’s a bit more detail on the relevant portions of H.4708 and the proposed amendments: