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- Since North Dakota began its legislative session Jan. 3, the body has seen multiple education proposals come to the table. The state Senate recently passed a bill that would allow districts to develop school safety plans and, in doing so, secure funding — which certain officials can choose to allocate toward resources such as school resource officers or mental health professionals — through additional property taxes.
- Republican lawmakers in the Senate have proposed a bill that would mandate that all North Dakota public schools create a lesson unit, which could count toward a social studies requirement, focused on the Bible. The bill later failed in a 42-5 vote.
- Other legislators were pushing for the creation of an Education Savings Account that parents could use to help fund private school tuition and other education-related costs. But, aside from their stances on school choice, some critics of the bill – which ultimately failed in a 42-3 vote – worry the measure would help fund religious schools.