The Lake Stevens School District awarded Rep. Mike Hope with a Distinguished Service Award on April 18 along with Volunteer of the Year awards to volunteers at each school of the district.
Superintendent David Burgess said he wanted to recognize Hope for his regular communication with the district as well as his sponsorship of House Bill 1519.
The legislation, signed into law April 14, asks the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to help teachers of students with severe cognitive disabilities transition from an assessment that takes less classroom time. The legislation becomes effective 90 days after adjournment of the regular session. Hope sponsored the legislation after speaking with teachers during the interim, a regular practice for the 44th District lawmaker when not working in Olympia.
“It’s important for me to check in with the local school districts and teachers I represent,” said Hope, R-Lake Stevens. “The feedback I’m given about what is happening in the classrooms is invaluable in understanding how the Legislature can help, or is harming, the education of our children.”