State Rep. Pamela Hornberger, chair of the House Education Committee, has spearheaded a funding plan that would deliver immediate funding to help Oxford Community Schools in its continued efforts to recover from the November tragedy.
“We carefully listened to the needs expressed by Oxford and worked with them to provide the tools they need to recover from the lasting impact of the tragedy that students, staff and the building itself withstood,” said Hornberger, a former public school teacher. “This funding plan will help obtain and retain mental health professionals necessary to help with trauma response, help cover legal and public relations costs, provide enhanced security features, cover costs for damage to school property during the shooting, and more.”
House Bill 6012 would provide a total of $6.8 million for Oxford Community Schools for this fiscal year and the next. The plan would fund support services, such as a psychologist, family school liaison, and mental health director; safety measures, such as a school resource officer, security cameras, and a mass notification system; summer school; repairs; and other needs. The bill also declares that it is the intent of the Legislature that results from summative assessments administered by the district from this school year are not used for retention decisions, educator evaluations, and other high-stakes decisions.
The bill passed the House of Representatives unanimously and now proceeds to the Senate.
The Michigan House has approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Pamela Hornberger (R-Chesterfield Township) that would authorize the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to transfer Brandenburg Park to Chesterfield Township.
State Rep. Pamela Hornberger (R-Chesterfield Township) has introduced a plan to combat the volume of inappropriately flushed personal care and household wipes statewide by requiring manufacturers to label wipes sold in Michigan as “non-flushable.”
State Rep. Pamela Hornberger introduced a House resolution on Wednesday condemning the Michigan Department of Education’s teacher training videos on student gender orientation and reaffirming the fundamental right of parents to direct the education of their children.
State Rep. Pamela Hornberger (R-Chesterfield Township) is working to protect child abuse victims from reliving trauma during forensic investigations and court proceedings. A bipartisan plan she helped introduce in June would require a child’s initial testimony to be recorded, preventing him or her from testifying multiple times and reliving the event each time.