The proposal, Senate Bill 275, breezed through the House and now returns to the Senate for one change.
Under the revision, the writing rules would take effect for the 2017-18 school year, not the 2016-17 term.
House Education Committee Chairwoman Nancy Landry R-Lafayette, who offered the amendment, said she did so at the request of the Louisiana School Boards Association.
Landry said an LSBA survey showed that 24 of Louisiana’s 70 school districts, including some of the largest in the state, do not teach cursive writing now and need time to prepare.
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