Senate Bill 21, sponsored by State Senator Peggy Lehner (R–Kettering), today passed the Ohio Senate by a vote of 32-0. The legislation is aimed at making adjustments and improvements to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee, which was approved during the 129th General Assembly (House Bill 555).

“Our goal with the Third Grade Reading Guarantee remains the same,” said Lehner. “Senate Bill 21 makes changes to the initiative based on feedback from educators and administrators who share our desire to provide every struggling child with the necessary tools to succeed.”

The main objective of Senate Bill 21 is to provide a broader number of options for educators to be qualified to teach students who have either been retained or are at risk for being retained in 3rd grade due to reading struggles.

The bill will now move to the Ohio House of Representatives for further consideration.

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