H.R.2515: SKILLs Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced June 26, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Strengthening Kids' Interest in Learning and Libraries Act or the SKILLs Act - Amends title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize appropriations for FY2014-FY2019 for the Improving Literacy through School Libraries grant program.

Requires local educational agencies (LEAs) that receive school improvement funds to ensure, to the extent feasible, that each of their schools receiving such funds employs at least one state certified school library media specialist.

Directs states and LEAs that receive school improvement funds to ensure that by the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year there is at least one highly qualified school library media specialist in every school that receives such funds.

Requires Improving Literacy through School Libraries funds to be: (1) proportionally distributed to serve students in elementary, middle, and high schools; (2) used for media resources appropriate for all grades; and (3) used for professional...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
June 26, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.