The Senate Interim Education Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, on a number of K-12 and higher education topics, including dual-credit funding, oral health in schools and apprenticeship programs.
The House Interim Education Committee is also expected to meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. The agenda includes early learning, STEM hubs, interscholastic event requirements and community college placement measures.
Other committees have also scheduled hearings on topics of interest to school districts. The House Interim Health Care Committee will talk about health care options for Oregon Educators Benefit Board members, with a specific focus on eastern Oregon school districts, at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. The Senate Interim Health Care Committee will hold a hearing at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, about children’s oral health.
And, of interest to everyone in the state, a joint meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday of the Senate and House revenue committees will hear the quarterly state revenue and economic forecast. It could shape spending ideas going into the session, because the next revenue forecast won’t come until the 2020 session is already underway.
These November legislative meeting days are usually the first part of a two-step preview process. The ideas are introduced in November. The presentation of actual bill drafts after feedback by stakeholders happens in the January legislative meeting days, ahead of the February short session.