Reducing Absenteeism with HB 4031 "The Coordinated Student Success Act"

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The 2016 legislative session began today and is already cruising right along. For bills to move forward in this short five week session, they must be heard in the first chamber by February 11th, so there is a rush to schedule hearings and get bills on dockets.

This session, OSBHA has developed House Bill 4031, "The Coordinated Student Success Act," a bill intended to focus on reducing chronic absenteeism by piloting trauma-informed strategies in school environments. A trauma-informed school:
  • Realizes both the widespread impact of trauma and the role of schools in promoting resiliency
  • Recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in students, family, and staff
  • Responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices
  • Resists re-traumatization of students and staff and fosters resiliency
Read a one-page summary about the bill.
Follow the bill's progress here.

For more information, contact Maureen Hinman at or 503-719-4515.