Rep. Price Announces Reading Proficiency Legislation Has Passed Committee, Set for House

HB 4822 intended to help assess students in third grade

LANSING – State Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township, announced that House Bill 4822 has been approved by the House Committee of Education, moving the bill to the House floor for review.

HB 4822 creates a proactive literacy system that is designed to help K-3 students become proficient in English Language Arts before entering fourth grade.

“This bill is all about helping kids, making sure a strong foundation has been set for their early education before expanding their learning to other curriculums,” said Rep. Price, who serves as chair of the House Committee on Education. “In discussion with my colleagues on the committee, and extensive testimony from parents, teachers and administrators, we’ve found strong support for this legislation.”

The bill collected bi-partisan support, advancing on a 13-3 vote with one abstention.