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From the ECS State Policy Database
At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)


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State Status/Date Level Summary
FLP-12Florida Education Finance Program
S.B. 1514 - Florida Education Finance Program
From department of education analysis: Amends definitions for purposes of the Florida Education Finance Program:
- Requires Special Program FTE to be reported and calculated prior to Basic Program FTE for funding purposes
- Delays implementation of performanc...

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FLSigned into law 06/2014P-12Early Warning Systems in Grades 6-8
S.B. 850 - Early Warning Systems in Grades 6-8
Section 1: Requires a school that includes any grades 6-8 to implement an early warning system to identify students. Requires an early warning system to include specified early warning indicators on attendance, suspensions, course failure in English or math, a...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Dropout Prevention and Recovery
H.B. 968
Authorizes each high school and charter school that provides instruction to high school students to offer a dropout recovery program. Establishes requirements dropout recovery programs must meet, including offering appropriate supports for students, including ...

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MISigned into law 06/2014P-12At-Risk Funds
H.B. 5314
Changes the allowable uses of at-risk funds by eliminating all existing language and replacing it with the allowable uses of ensuring that third graders are proficient in reading by the end of third grade and that high school graduates are career and college r...

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MNSigned into law 05/2014P-12Academic Improvement Recommendations for Under-Achieving Students
H.F. 2397
Article 4, Section 13: Directs the education commissioner to develop recommendations for improving academic performance of under achieving students through a multi-tiered system of early intervention and instructional support, in consultation with higher educa...

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MSSigned into law 04/2014P-12Reading Intervention Pilot Program
S.B. 2572
Section 1. Directs the State Department of Education to conduct a reading intervention pilot program in one or more "C" level or low-performing school districts. Requires the pilot to focus on the use of data coaches to improve reading and literacy, to determi...

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MSSigned into law 04/2014P-12Middle School Dropout Prevention Pilot Program
S.B. 2572
Section 4. Establishes a middle school dropout prevention pilot program in certain "D" and "F" rated school districts to reengage students and increase graduation rates through an educational program that provides vocational technology, flexible scheduling and...

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ORSigned into law 04/2014P-12Grants to Improve Student Achievement
H.B. 4117
Directs the Department of Education to make grants to improve student achievement in certain schools that are high poverty and low achieving. For the biennium beginning July 1, 2013, increases by $500,000 the appropriation to the department for the grants.
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WVSigned into law 03/2014P-12Community-Based Pilot Demonstration Project to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk Youth
S.B. 253
Amends the list of those with whom the designated community-based organization is required to work in operating the special pilot project.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SB253%20SUB1%20ENR.htm&yr=2014&sesstype=RS&i=253...

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ORSigned into law 03/2014P-12Meals Programs
H.B. 4090
Allows the Department of Education to award grants to school districts, government agencies and community groups to encourage participation in a summer meals program. Specifies that each grant may not exceed $20,000 and must be used to purchase or upgrade nece...

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WYSigned into law 03/2014P-12Release of Withdrawn Student Information to the National Guard Youth Challenge Program
H.B. 104
Allowing students who withdraw from school prior to age 18 to sign a waiver allowing the school to forward his/her information to the National Guard youth challenge program for recruiting purposes. Restricting the National Guard to using this information for r...

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NMSigned into law 03/2014P-12At-Risk Program Funding
H.B. 19
Specifies school district reporting requirements related to at-risk program units, requiring identification of the ways in which the district and individual schools will use at-risk funding and the intended outcomes to improve the academic success of at-risk s...

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ALAdopted 12/2013P-12Specialized Treatment Centers in Alabama
AL ADC 290-8-8-.01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Creates new chapter of administrative rules establishing requirements for treatment centers for K-12 students. Defines "treatment" as a planned, individualized program of educational, medical, psychological or rehabilitative procedures, experiences and activit...

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NYSigned into law 12/2013P-12Course of Instruction on Adolescent Problem Gambling
S.B. 4499
Requires the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services, in consultation with the department of education, to establish a curriculum for course of instruction on adolescent problem gambling. Provides that the course of instruction may be provided at a s...

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CASigned into law 09/2013P-12Voluntary Enrollment of High School Students in Continuation Schools
A.B. 570
From bill summary: Provides that if a district governing board chooses to voluntarily enroll high school pupils in a continuation school, the district governing board must adopt policies and procedures governing the identification, placement, and intake proced...

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CASigned into law 09/2013P-12K-12 Education and Minor Parents/Nonminor Dependent Parents
S.B. 528
From bill summary: Among other provisions related to minor parents and nonminor dependent parents, requires nonminor dependent parents to be given the ability to attend school, complete homework, and participate in age and developmentally appropriate activitie...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013P-12Establishing Youth Development Division for At-Risk Prevention and Intervention
H.B. 3231
Establishes the Youth Development Division in the department of education to ensure services provided to children through 20 years of age support educational success, focus on crime prevention, and reduce high risk behaviors. Places control of the youth develo...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013P-12Guidance and Support for Post-Secondary Aspirations Program
H.B. 3232 (Section 3)
Establishes the Guidance and Support for Post-Secondary Aspirations Program to increase diploma attainment and enrollment in a post-secondary institution of higher education. Receiving funding is contingent on whether the dollars will support comprehensive sys...

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WASigned into law 06/2013P-12Budget - Dropout Prevention
S.B. 5034
From bill analysis: Dropout Prevention and Retention - The Building Bridges and Jobs for America's Graduates programs are consolidated into a single Dropout Prevention and Retention Program and are enhanced in total by $1,056,000.

Dropout Prevention - Farmin...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Special Student Recovery Program
S.B. 119
Permits the commissioner of education to require El Paso Independent School District to operate a special student recovery program under specified circumstances. Requires the program to offer specified services, including services designed to enable students t...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Continuing Education Requirements for Teachers, Principals, and Counselors
H.B. 642
Requires that continuing education requirements for teachers provide that up to 25% of the training required every 5 years include instruction on (1) collecting and analyzing information that will improve classroom effectiveness; (2) recognizing early warning ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Grant Program to Provide Instruction to Educationally Disadvantaged Students
H.B. 742
Establishes a grant program for districts to provide summer instruction primarily for students who are educationally disadvantaged. Directs the commissioner to establish and administer a grant program to provide grants to up to 10 districts to provide instruct...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Adult High School Diploma and Industry Certification Charter School Pilot Program
S.B. 1142
Directs the commissioner of education to establish an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program for up to 150 participants ages 19-50. Permits a charter to be granted to an applicant nonprofit entity, to provide an adult...

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TXSigned into law 05/2013P-12Evaluating Dropout Recovery Schools
S.B. 1538
Defines "dropout recovery school" for purposes of evaluating performance. Directs the commissioner of education to use the alternative completion rate to determine the student achievement indicator for a dropout recovery school. Directs the commissioner in det...

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TXSigned into law 05/2013P-12Dropout Recovery Programs at Public Junior Colleges
S.B. 860
Existing provisions permit a public junior college to enter into an articulation agreement with one or more districts to provide a dropout recovery program on the public junior college campus. New provision authorizes a public junior college to partner with a ...

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WVSigned into law 05/2013P-12At-risk students
H.B. 2861
Relates to continued enrollment of at-risk student in public school while enrolled in an alternative program that meets certain conditions. Authorizes county superintendent to approve continued enrollment. Providing conditions under which continued enrollment ...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12College and Career Readiness Performance Measures
H.F. 630
Directs the commission to identify and report measures that demontrate success of learning year program providers in improving students' graduation outcomes. The commissioner, beginning July 1, 2015, must annually report data on four- and six-year graduation r...

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FLSigned into law 04/2013P-12Deleting References to Inactive or Underutilized Programs
S.B. 1096
From bill analysis: S.B. 1096 is a combined effort by the governor, legislature, district school superintendents, and other education stakeholders to reduce regulation of public educational institutions. The bill repeals inactive or underutilized programs, inc...

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OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12School Dropout Report Information
H.B. 1294
Existing law provides for the the state department to compile and distribute locally-submitted data on students who have dropped out of school in the preceding quarter. This bill adds to the list of recipients for such reports: the Military Department of the S...

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COSigned into law 04/2013P-12
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K-12 Course Completion Data
H.B. 1219 - K-12 Course Completion Data
Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, directs the department of education to annually collect student-level course completion data from each local education agency. Directs the department to establish a definition of course completion, and to work with inter...

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COSigned into law 03/2013P-12Tuition For Dropout Recovery Program Students
S.B. 31
Directs the local education provider to pay student tuition for each course in which a student enrolls through a dropout recovery program (previously, local education provider required to pay only for completed courses in a dropout recovery program). http://ww...

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NMPassed 02/2013P-12Truancy and Dropout Prevention Task Force
S.M. 72
Requests that the University of New Mexico Center for Education Policy and Research appoint a task force to develop and recommend a series of coordinated and cooperative strategies on truancy and dropout issues. Requires the task force to report its findings a...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Accountability, Dropout Recovery High Schools
A.B. 1668
From bill summary: Changes the definition of a dropout recovery high school to mean a school offering instruction in any of grades 9-12 in which 50% or more of pupils are either designated as dropouts or left a school and were not otherwise enrolled in a schoo...

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ILSigned into law 08/2012P-12Commission for High School Graduation Achievement and Success
S.B. 3259
Creates the Commission for High School Graduation Achievement and Success to study the issue of high school graduation in the state. Directs the commission to study:
(1) Illinois graduation rates
(2) the mandatory attendance age
(3) alternative educational pro...

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MASigned into law 08/2012P-12Student Access to Educational Services and Exclusion from School
H.B. 4332
Requires districts to continue to provide educational services to students who have been suspended or expelled. Requires principals to ensure that students who are suspended from school for 10 or fewer consecutive days, whether in or out of school, shall have ...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12At-Risk Students
S.B. 318 - At-Risk Students
From K-12 appropriations bill: Permits at-risk funds to be used for student programs to improve the efficiency and utilization of technology-based resources in the classroom. Provides that appropriation to the at-risk student program includes $750,000 appropri...

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COSigned into law 05/2012P-12
Community College
Funding For Dropout Recovery Programs
H.B. 1146
The bill authorizes a community college to agree with a local education provider to create a dropout recovery program through which a student who has dropped out of high school or who is at risk of dropping out of high school can concurrently enroll in the com...

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IASigned into law 05/2012P-12Returning Dropouts and Dropout Prevention
S.F. 451
Established that appropriate uses of funding include, but are not limited to: a. Salary and benefits for instructional staff, instructional support staff, and school-based youth services staff who are working with students who are participating in dropout prev...

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MSSigned into law 04/2012P-12Student Dropout Prevention Programs
S.B. 2454
Provides that each school district is responsible for student dropout prevention programs and that the office of dropout prevention in the state department of education shall provide technical assistance to the local school districts upon request.
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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12
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Funding for ABE and K-12 Education Student
H.B. 5201 - Funding for ABE and K-12 Education Student
From final bill analysis: Provides that a full-time student, co-enrolled in a K-12 education program and an adult general education program, may be reported for funding for two courses per year in an adult education program in Fiscal Year 2012-2013. Limits enr...

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KYSigned into law 04/2012P-12Career Pathways
S.B. 38 - Career Pathways
Sections 1-2: Establishes legislative intent to provide rigorous academic and career and technical education programs that are relevant for all students and that encourage at-risk students to graduate from high school prepared to enter postsecondary education ...

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DCTo mayor 04/2012P-12Early Warning and Support System Act of 2012, Title I
Bill 19-648
Establishes a pilot early warning and support system to track how individual students in grades 4 through 9 in 4 feeder school groups
are performing on certain indicators of high school and college readiness. The system is supposed to identify students who are...

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WISigned into law 03/2012P-12Contracts to Second Chance Partners for Education and Other Nonprofit Corporations
S.B. 361
An Act to renumber and amend 115.28. Allows school boards to contract with the Second Chance Partners for Education or any other nonprofit that operates a program in which disengaged pupils participate in work-based learning programs while earning high school ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Enhanced Kindergarten Program for At-Risk Students
H.B. 513
Creates an early intervention program to provide funds for applicant school districts and charter schools to offer an enhanced kindergarten program targeted to at-risk students, focused on building age-appropriate literacy and numeracy skills using an evidence...

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KSSigned into law 03/2012P-12High School Alternative Completion Plan
H.B. 2477
Defines "Educational Alternatives," including an alternative learning plan, that are available to students aged 16 or 17 who have withdrawn from school. The alternative learning plan would identify educational programs located in the area where the student res...

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AZSigned into law 03/2012P-12Dropout Recovery Programs
S.B. 1168
Provides that a provider of online instruction may not also operate a dropout recovery program pursuant of this section. Requires that monthly participation of dropout recovery programs must be reported to the Department of Education at the same time as other ...

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COSigned into law 03/2012P-12Interventions For Middle School Students
H.B. 1013
The bill directs districts to consider adopting procedures by which the schools use available data to identify and provide intervention services to students in grades 6 through 9 who are exhibiting behaviors that indicate the students are at increased risk of ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Study of Programs/Initiatives to Assist Students At Risk of Academic Failure
S.B. 151
Directs the education interim committee to conduct a study of programs and initiatives to assist students at risk of academic failure, including a study of:
(1) The Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs program to determine whether program...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012P-12Early Childhood and Youth Councils
H.B. 4165
Revises the purpose of the Early Learning Council to ensuring that children enter school ready to learn, determines responsibilities, membership and term limits and establishes the Early Learning Council Fund. Requires that the Early Learning Council implement...

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TXAdopted 12/2011P-12Communities in Schools Program
19 TAC 89.1501, 1502, 1503, 1504, 1507, 1509, 1511
From Texas Register: Incorporates program changes identified during the statutorily required review of rules conducted in 2010, including updates to provisions relating to performance standards and revocation of grant awards. Also reflects updates to the fundi...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Dropout Recovery High Schools and Individual Pupil Growth Model
A.B. 180
From bill summary: Existing law requires the superintendent of public instruction, with approval of the state board, to develop an alternative accountability system for specified types of schools, including, among others, community day schools and continuation...

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ILSigned into law 07/2011P-12Operation of Chicago Charters for Re-Enrolled Dropouts
H.B. 2401
Provides that each campus of a Chicago charter school devoted exclusively to re-enrolled high school dropouts must be operated through a contract or payroll (instead of just operated) by the same legal entity as that for which the charter is approved and certi...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Courses Offered Through State Virtual School Network
S.B. 1
Permits a student to enroll in a course provided through the state virtual school network if the student is either under 21 or under 26 and entitled to the benefits of the Foundation School Program under Section 42.003. Directs each district or open-enrollment...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Closing the Achievement Gap/Early Literacy
S.B. 929
Sec. 1 - Establishes a task force to address the academic achievement gaps in Connecticut by considering effective approaches to closing the achievement gaps in elementary, middle and high schools. Requires the task force to submit a master plan to the General...

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SCSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Extends the Implementation Date of Personal Pathways to Success
H.B. 3748
Extends the date by which the Education and Economic Development Act, now called Personal Pathways to Success, must be implemented fully (the primary goals of Personal Pathways to Success are to increase high school completion rates, better prepare students fo...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Dropout Recovery
H.B. 3708 - Dropout Recovery
Provides that this applies to a public junior college in a county with a population of 750,000 or more and with less than 65% of the population 25 years and older having graduated from high school, and to a school district with a dropout rate over 15% based on...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Community College
Dropout Recovery Partnership
S.B. 975
Specifies this applies to (1) a public junior college in a county with a population of 750,000 or more, and with less than 65% of the population 25 years and older having graduated from high school, according to the
most recent American Community Survey 5-year...

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ILSigned into law 06/2011P-12Chicago Charter Schools for Students from Low-Performing or Overcrowded Schools, or Serving Dropouts
H.B. 190
Allows at least 5 charter schools devoted exclusively to students from low-performing or overcrowded schools to operate at any one time in Chicago. Provides the up to five Chicago charter schools serving re-enrolled high school dropouts to also serve students ...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011P-12Repeals the Teacher Academy and the Professional Teaching Standards Commission
H.B. 22
Budget Technical Corrections Legislation:
Section 7.31 - Repeals the statutory provisions of the Teacher Academy, created to establish a statewide network of high quality, integrated, comprehensive, collaborative, and substantial professional development for t...

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WVSigned into law 05/2011P-12Local Solution Dropout Prevention and Recovery Innovation Zone Act
S.B. 228
Local Solution Dropout Prevention and Recovery Innovation Zone Act:
Creates the Local Solution Dropout Prevention and Recovery Innovation Zone Act to: (1) Provide for the establishment of Local Solution Dropout Prevention and Recovery Innovation Zones to incre...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011P-12Dropout Recovery Program
S.B. 1303
Allows school districts and charter schools that provide instruction to high school students to offer a dropout recovery program to eligible pupils. Directs the state board of education to prescribe standards and achievement testing requirements which require ...

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IDSigned into law 04/2011P-12Dropout Recovery Program
S.B. 1208
This legislation authorizes the establishment of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program, a multi-phase youth intervention program intended to improve the education, life skills and employment potential of high school dropouts in the state of Idaho. This wi...

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NYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Free- and Reduced-Price Lunch Calculation
S.B. 2808 - Part A, Sec. 25
Defines "three-year average free and reduced price lunch percent". Transitions calculation of lunch count to incorporate three-year average free and reduced price lunch percent instead of an annual count.
Chapter 58 http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fl...

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OHSigned into law 03/2011P-12Family and Civic Engagement Teams
H.B. 30 - Family and Civic Engagement Teams, Linkage Coordinators
Repeals Section 3306.31, which required each district with a three-year average graduation rate of 80% or less to have a linkage coordinator to serve as the primary mentor, coach and motivator for at-risk students and coordinate those students' participation i...

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CASigned into law 03/2011P-12Child Care and Development Services
S.B. 70 - Sec. 8201, 8208, 8263.1
Amends eligibility requirements for children to receive child care and development services. Existing law provides children must be at least 13 or younger. Under amendment, eligible children are:
--Age 10 or younger
--Children with exceptional needs
--Childre...

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MTSigned into law 03/2011P-12Student Records Transfer
H.B. 208
By November 1 and March 1 of each school fiscal year, districts are required to prepare a report for the director of the Montana youth challenge program containing the name, last-known address, and dates of attendance of a student who:
(i) is at least 16 years...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12California Partnership Academies for At-Risk Pupils
S.B. 1354
From bill analysis: Modifies the criteria for determining "at risk" for purposes of eligibility to participating in a California Partnership Academy (CPA) as follows: (1) Defines irregular attendance to mean absence from school 20 percent or more of the school...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12Reporting Pupil Attendance Data
S.B. 1357
From bill summary: Requires the department of education, contingent on federal funding for this purpose and in consultation with the department of finance and the legislative analyst's office, to prepare the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data Syste...

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ILAdopted 08/2010P-12Hope and Opportunity Pathways Through Education (IHOPE) Program
23 IL ADC 210.10, 20, 30, 35, 40, 50, 60, 70, 75, 80, 90, 100, 110, 200, 210, 220, 230
P.A. 96-106 (S.B. 1796), effective July 30, 2009, establishes the Illinois Hope and Opportunity Pathways through Education (IHOPE) program with the goal of re-enrolling high school dropouts into programs that will enable these individuals to earn their high sc...

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ILSigned into law 08/2010P-12Definition of "Dropout"
S.B. 3681 - Section 105 ILCS 5/26-2a
Amends definition of "dropout". Previous language allowed student in any grades 1-12 to be classified as a dropout; new provision limits dropouts to students enrolled in grades 9-12. Adds that a student may not be listed as a dropout due to expulsion, aging ou...

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LASigned into law 08/2010P-12Options for High School Dropouts
S.B. 701
Students under the age of 18 who dropout prior to graduation and are ruled to be truant would be required to exercise one of the following options within 120 days of leaving school: 1) re-enroll in school and make progress towards completing requirements for g...

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WVSigned into law 07/2010P-12Pilot Programs to Increase Academic Achievement
S.B. 2009
Establishes pilot programs for increased academic achievement. One pilot program requires the state superintendent to establish a special community development school pilot program for implementation in a public school with significant enrollments of disadvant...

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GAAdopted 07/2010P-12Alternative/Non-Traditional Education Programs
160-4-8-.12
Rule 160-4-8-.12, "Alternative Education Programs" has been repealed and a new rule adopted. Defines "alternative/non-traditional education program" as a program operating in affiliation with a school; a program does not report full-time equivalent (FTE) or re...

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NCSigned into law 07/2010P-12Identifying Students At Risk for Academic Failure
S.B. 1248
Requires school districts to identify students who are at risk for academic failure and who are not successfully progressing toward grade promotion and graduation, beginning no later than the fourth grade. Identification shall occur as early as can reasonably ...

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NCSigned into law 07/2010P-12Improving Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate
S.B. 1246 - Improving Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate
Prior to the 2010-11 school year, directs the state board to:
(1) Develop a growth model establishing annual improvement goals in the four-year cohort graduation rate by local school administrative units.
(2) Establish as a short-term goal that local school ad...

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NCSigned into law 07/2010P-12Flexibility to Cooperative Innovative High Schools
S.B. 1201
Provides that cooperative innovative high schools have the same exemptions from statutes and rules as charter schools, other than those pertaining to personnel. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2009/Bills/Senate/PDF/S1201v3.pdf...

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LASigned into law 06/2010P-12High School Graduation/Droput Data
S.B. 753
Requires each local public school system to post the four-year cohort graduation rate for each high school and for the system as a whole on its Internet website. Districts must send a written notice to the parent or other legal guardian of high school students...

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KSIssued 06/2010P-12Dropout Prevention
E.O. 10-04
Creates a commission to study and reduce the Sunflower State's high school dropout rate.
http://governor.ks.gov/issues-a-initiatives/executive-orders/705-executive-order-10-04...

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COSigned into law 05/2010P-12Transition Back to School for At-risk Students
H.B. 1274
Concerns successful transitions back to the public school system for juveniles in out-of-home placement who have demonstrated behavior that is detrimental to the safety or welfare of themselves or others during the previous twelve months.
http://www.leg.state....

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12Research-Based Approaches for Low-Performing High Schools
H.B. 400 - New Section 20-2-326, 328 and 329
20-2-326 defines:
--"Career academy" as (1) a specialized charter school established by a partnership between one or more local boards of education and a technical school or college or (2) a small learning community where a student receives academic instructio...

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COSigned into law 05/2010P-12
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Student Data and Reporting
H.B. 1171
Relates to a data reporting request based on individual student identifiers, including dropouts, and those enrolled in literacy programs and college basic skills courses.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2010a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/42E285F47258D0C6872576AC0...

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VASigned into law 04/2010P-12
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Community College
College Partnership Laboratory Schools
S.B. 736/H.B. 1389
Establishes college partnership laboratory schools by any public institution of higher education that operates an approved teacher education program. Provides that the schools shall be public schools established by a contract between the governing board of the...

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COSigned into law 04/2010P-12At-risk Student Populations
S.B. 154
Expands the definition of high-risk student to include children with disabilities, migrant children, homeless children, children with a documented history of serious psychiatric or behavioral disorders, and children who are 2 or more years behind grade level a...

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MESigned into law 04/2010P-12Implements Recommendations of the Juvenile Justice Task Force
H.B. 1204
Directs the Departments of Corrections, Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor to develop a jointly agreed-upon statewide coordinated services district system by June 1, 2010. The system shall coordinate and implement service delivery initiatives to i...

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UTSigned into law 03/2010P-12Programs Funded At or Below $10,000 in a District
H.B. 149 - Section 3
Adds Section 53A-17a-105.5. Defines "qualifying program" as (1) the at-risk flow through program; (2) the homeless and disadvantaged minority students program [both created in 53A-17a-121]; (3) the gifted and talented program; (4) the advanced placement progra...

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WASigned into law 03/2010P-12Dropout Prevention
S.B. 6403
Regarding accountability and support for vulnerable students and dropouts. Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction, by September 15, 2010, to develop and report recommendations for the development of a comprehensive, K-12 dropout reduct...

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WVSigned into law 03/2010P-12Implements the High School Graduation Improvement Act
H.B. 4593
Implements the High School Graduation Improvement Act, which includes: (1) the continued exploration of diverse instructional delivery strategies to accommodate various learning styles that will focus on a statewide dropout intervention and prevention program ...

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COAdopted 02/2010P-12Dropout Prevention and Student Re-engagment
1 CCR 301-84
Establishes criteria for identifying high priority and priority local education providers and implements the Student Re-engagement Grant Program.

http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/NumericalSubDocList.do?deptID=4&deptName=300 Department of Education&agencyID=109...

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ALSigned into law 01/2010P-12Commission on High School Graduation and Student Dropouts
S.J.R. 21
Extends the life of the Alabama Select Commission on High School Graduation and Student Dropouts (created by Act No. 2009-229, SJR24, 2009 Regular Session) to December 31, 2010 (2009 S.J.R. 24 creating the commission directed the entity to provide a final repo...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Notice of Consequences of Dropping Out
A.B. 374
Requires the superintendent of public instruction to produce a consequences of dropping out notice to inform pupils of the consequences of dropping out of school prior to reaching 18 years of age or completing the requirements for high school graduation. Requi...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Preschool Enrollment for Children of Juvenile Court Wards
A.B. 769
States findings and declarations regarding children of youth who are in custody, or on probation or in the foster care system. Requires priority for participation in state preschool programs to be given to children who have a biological custodial parent who is...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Annual Report on Dropouts
S.B. 651
Requires the superintendent of public instruction by August 2011 to submit a report called the Annual Report on Dropouts in the state. Requires, among other things, the report contain specified information on: one-year dropout rates for grades 7-12, four-year ...

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NCSigned into law 08/2009P-12Personal Education Plans for Students At Risk of Academic Failure
H.B. 804
Provides that a personal education plan must be made no later than the end of the first quarter, or after a teacher has had up to nine weeks of instructional time with a student; provides that local school administrative units shall give notice of the personal...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Ensuring Success in School Task Force
H.B. 605
Requires the Ensuring Success in School Task Force, created to address the educational and related needs of elementary and secondary education students who are parents, expectant parents, or victims of domestic or sexual violence to ensure their ability to sta...

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CASigned into law 08/2009P-12Foster Student Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities
A.B. 81
Requires that a foster child who changes residences pursuant to a court order or decision of a child welfare worker be immediately deemed to meet all residency requirements for participation in interscholastic sports or other extracurricular activities. http:/...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12Charter Schools
S.B. 612
Increases statewide charter school cap and charter school cap for Chicago. Above and beyond caps, permits five Chicago charters (and specified numbers of campuses and enrollment seats within those five charters) to be devoted to serving returning high school d...

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ILSigned into law 07/2009P-12
Community College
Dropout Recovery
S.B. 1796
Establishes the Illinois Hope and Opportunity Pathways through Education (IHOPE) Program, to be adminstered by the state board of education, to develop a comprehensive system to re-enroll significant numbers of high school dropouts in programs that will enable...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Governor's Closing the Achievement Gap Initiative
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.31 and 265.70.80
Specifies that the following provisions apply to any district with a three-year average graduation rate at or below 80%. Requires each such district's local board to implement actions prescribed by the governor's closing the achievement gap initiative in each ...

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MOSigned into law 07/2009P-12Dropout Prevention
S.B. 291--Persistence to Graduation Fund
Creates the Persistence to Graduation Fund. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will establish a procedure for school districts to apply for grants to implement drop-out prevention strategies. Grants may be available to school districts that have ...

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LASigned into law 06/2009P-12Improving Graduation Rates
S.B. 316
Provides for comprehensive approach to improve graduation rates and ensure college and career readiness for high school students. Provides for the development of focused programs of study and related courses and curricula; development of individual graduation ...

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LASigned into law 06/2009P-12Early Intervention Program
H.B. 282
Reauthorizes the early intervention program for at- risk children and their families in certain parishes. The purpose of the program shall be to address the underlying causes of behavioral problems and school performance problems related to behavior by pooling...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Flexible School Day Program Courses
H.B. 1297
Relates to optional flexible school day program courses offered by school districts to enable students to earn course credit under certain circumstances. Eliminates requirement that flexible school day program courses be limited to students in grades 9-12. All...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12At-Risk Definition
H.B. 2703
Provides that a student is not considered at risk of dropping out of school if the student was retained in prekindergarten or kindergarten solely at the parent's request. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB02703F.pdf...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Charter Schools Run by Two-Years
H.B. 1423
Allows public junior colleges (two-year institutions) to be granted charters to operate open-enrollment charter schools, including on the junior college campus. Specifies criteria junior college must meet to be granted a charter, including that the charter's e...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Comprehensive Review of School Finance Weights, Allotments and Adjustments
H.B. 3646 - Section 65
Adds new Subchapter I in Chapter 42 of Education Code. Establishes the Select Committee on Public School Finance Weights, Allotments, and Adjustments to conduct a comprehensive review of weights, allotments and adjustments under the public school finance syste...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Postsec.
Programs to Improve High School and College Completion
S.B. 2258
Amends various provisions in Section 29.098 related to intensive summer programs for public school students and to college readiness programs at public institutions of higher education. Adds provisions in 61.0762 that allow the higher education coordinating bo...

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MESigned into law 06/2009P-12Center of Excellence for At-risk Students
S.B. 528
Establishes the Center of Excellence for At-risk Students to provide a comprehensive, on-site course of instruction for youth at risk of failing or dropping out of school; includes a high-quality education, training for parents and public school teachers and r...

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COSigned into law 06/2009P-12Colorado Youth Challenge Corps Program
H.B. 1280
Creates the Colorado Youth Challenge Corps Program Act; authorizes the department of military and veterans affairs department to operate a residential youth challenge corps program through the use of contract personnel and National Guard facilities and equipme...

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COSigned into law 05/2009P-12Dropout Prevention Pilot Program
S.B. 123
Creates the healthy choices dropout prevention pilot program in the department of education to reduce the dropout rate of adolescent students in certain public schools. Requires the department to administer the program. Requires the department to develop a sta...

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COSigned into law 05/2009P-12Dropout Prevention Office
H.B. 1243
Creates the office of dropout prevention and student re-engagement in the department of education to collaborate with local education providers (LEPs) to reduce the student dropout rate and increase the student graduation and completion rates. Specifies the of...

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NVSigned into law 05/2009P-12At-Risk, Middle School
A.B. 487
Requires the development of an academic plan for pupils enrolling in their initial year at a middle school or junior high school; requires small learning communities in certain larger middle schools and junior high schools; requires a program of peer and adult...

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ALSigned into law 05/2009P-12Dropout Prevention
S.B. 334
Increases the upper mandatory school age to 17 while retaining existing exceptions for certain students. Allows a student over the age of 17 to leave school before graduation if the child's parent provides written consent and an exit interview is conducted whe...

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OHAdopted 05/2009P-12Career-Based Intervention Programs
OAC 3301-61-05 and -18
Establishes criteria for career-based intervention (CBI) programs, which provides grade 7-12 students who are disadvantaged (either academically, economically or both) with classroom instruction, academic intervention and instruction, and work-based learning e...

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GAVetoed 05/2009P-12Dropout Prevention
S.B. 178 Section 10, Part 2
Directs the state board of education to develop an evidence-based model program for chronically low-performing high schools receiving a reform grant for addressing at-risk students. Provides the model program must include various programs and curricula proven ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Performance Review for Districts with High Poverty
S.B. 473
Authorizes the Office of Accountability to conduct a performance review program to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of the budget and operations of a school districts that has a district student eligibility rate for free or reduced-price meals under ...

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NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12Student Performance Strategist
H.B. 1400 - Sec. 8, Strategist
Beginning with the 2010-11 school year, each district must have available one full-time equivalent student performance strategist for every four hundred students in average daily membership in kindergarten through grade three. Each school district shall submit...

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OKAdopted 05/2009P-12Annual Student Dropout Reports to Local School Boards
OAC 210:35-25-3
Requires that a school representative annually report the dropouts for each school site that serves students in Grades 7-12 to the local school board following the certification of the same data to the State Department of Education for its annual statewide dro...

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INSigned into law 04/2009P-12Dropout Prevention
H.B. 1343
Creates the dropout prevention fund, to be administered by the Department of Education, to provide money for school corporation programs that identify students who are at risk of dropping out of school; provides for development of appropriate interventions for...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Alternative Program
H.B. 1505
Authorizes diversion for sexually exploited juveniles that provides services to include housing, mental health counseling, education, employment, chemical dependency treatment, and skill building. Chapter 252.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009-10/...

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OKSigned into law 04/2009P-12Mentorship Programs to Reduce Dropouts
H.B. 1050
New law. Directs the state department to encourage school districts to develop mentorship programs aimed at reducing drop-out rates; specifies components of program; provides that the goal of these programs shall be to identify middle school and high school st...

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ALSigned into law 04/2009P-12Alabama Select Commission on High School Graduation and Student Dropouts
S.J.R. 24
Establishes the Alabama Select Commission on High School Graduation and Student Dropouts. Directs the commission to study the problems and patterns of high school dropouts in the state and their educational and economic impact on the state and local communitie...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Project Graduation Commission
H.B. 1956
Creates the Arkansas project graduation commission to investigate high school dropout prevention strategies, analyze the relationship between high school graduation rates and the state's economy, and to recommend strategies that will increase the overall high ...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12At-Risk
H.B. 1492
Authorizes subcontractors participating in the Independent Youth Housing Program to use program monies to pay for professional mental health services, as well as tuition costs for court-ordered classes and programs, provided the subcontractor determines that t...

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GAAdopted 03/2009P-12Grant Programs
GAC 96-1-.01, .04, .05, .07
Establishes guidelines for the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Treatment grant program, the Abstinence Until Marriage grant program, the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant program, and the Caring Communities grant program.
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KSSigned into law 03/2009P-12At-Risk
S.B. 40
Relates to the At-risk Education Council. Makes a repeal. Chapter 2009-18
http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2010/40.pdf...

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VASigned into law 02/2009P-12Students At-Risk for Long-Term Suspension
H.B. 1945
Provides that a school division may assign a student deemed at-risk for a long-term suspension to a regional alternative education program; clarifies that the program is a regional alternative education program.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+...

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KYAdopted 02/2009P-12Extended School Services
704 KAR 3:390
Establishes requirements for extended school services. Defines "A5 program" as an alternative program with no attendance boundaries, serving dropouts returning to an alternate educational environment, potential dropouts, discipline problem students, nontraditi...

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TXAdopted 02/2009P-12Communities in Schools Program
19 TAC 2.89.EE.89.1501 -1503, .1505, .1507, .1509, .1511
Establishes definitions and an equitable funding formula for local Communities In Schools (CIS) Programs for youth dropout prevention....

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UTAdopted 11/2008P-12Highly Impacted Schools
R277-464
Statute directs the state board to determine highly impacted schools based on the following criteria: (i) high student mobility rates within each school; (ii) the number and percentage of students at each school who apply for free school lunch; (iii) the numbe...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12Data collection
A.B. 1885
Specifies that eligible pupils who are enrolled in intensive instruction and services to help those pupils pass the High School Exit Examination shall not be counted as dropouts for purposes of specified data collection requirements. Requires the Superintenden...

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TXAdopted 08/2008P-12Dropout Recovery Pilot Program
19 TAC 2.102.EE.102.1056
The adopted new rule establishes procedures for a grant program for dropout recovery that meets the requirements of the Strategic Plan of the High School Completion and Success Initiative Council authorized in the Texas Education Code, §39.361(c).
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LASigned into law 07/2008P-12Integrated Services for At Risk Students
S.B. 701
Provides for integrated case management through the use of No Wrong Door; relates to disadvantaged children and their families; relates to student achievement, truancy intervention, drop out prevention, family safety and stability, foster care and adoption, pr...

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NYSigned into law 07/2008P-12Identification of Free/Reduced Lunch Students
A.B. 8699
Directs the commissioner of education to establish a program to identify methodologies and practices utilized by schools and school districts within the state and nationally to identify students receiving a free or reduced price meal and to simplify student ac...

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LASigned into law 07/2008P-12High School Dropout Prevention Act of 2008
H.B. 1091
Provides that before a student between the ages of 17 and 18 may drop out, the student and student's parent must attend an exit interview, in which the student and parent provide written acknowledgement that withdrawal from school will likely reduce the studen...

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OKAdopted 06/2008P-12Annual Student Dropout Reports
OAC 210:35-25-3
Requires annual student dropout reports to local school boards:
(a)    The principal or a representative of each site serving students in Grades 7-12 shall review and discuss with the local school board, the certified annual site dropout report submitted by th...

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DESigned into law 06/2008P-12Eligibility for Free or Reduced Health Insurance
H.B. 286
Requires local school districts, vocational or technical school districts, and the Department of Health and Social Services to take advantage of the right afforded by Title 7, Part 245 of the Code of Federal Regulations for school districts and state agencies ...

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COSigned into law 05/2008P-12Education Programs for Students Placed in Facilities
H.B. 1204
Provides for the oversight of educational programs for children placed within day treatment centers, residential child care facilities, other out of home placement facilities, and hospitals, either as the result of a court order or other public entity action o...

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MESigned into law 04/2008P-12Alternative Education Programs
H.B. 1661A
Defines alternative education program as a program in which the primary purpose is to provide at-risk students with curricula and assessment; defines alternative learning as an educational option that a public school or publicly supported program offers at-ris...

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MSSigned into law 04/2008P-12Low-Performing Schools
S.B. 2666
Relates to low performing schools and school districts. Changes the designation of priority schools to schools at risk. Modifies and expands the definition of an at risk school. Commits the Legislature to the appropriation of adequate funds for the support of ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Status Offenders
H.B. 384
Defines "nonoffender" as a child alleged to be dependent, neglected, or abused and who has not been otherwise charged with a status or public offense. Specifies that "status offenses" by a minor include beyond the control of the school or parents, habitual tru...

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MESigned into law 04/2008P-12Student Survey of Risk Factors
S.B. 804
(Resolve)Requires the state, in its biannual survey of students, to use a survey of students in grades 6 to 12 that reliably and validly measures those risk and protective factors shown by research to predict adolescent health and behavior problems, including ...

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WASigned into law 04/2008P-12High School Graduation Requirements and Learning Assistance for English Language Learners
S.B. 6673
Existing student learning plans (required for 8-12th grade students) must also include information on the student's results on the Washington assessment of student learning (WASL), if the student's score on the Washington language proficiency test II (for stud...

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WASigned into law 03/2008P-12Community Learning Center Program
S.B. 6369
Bill expands the purposes of the community learning center program to include professional development and programmatic support from the office of the superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) to the community learning center programs.
http://apps.leg.wa.gov...

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IDSigned into law 03/2008P-12At-risk
H.B. 575
Makes a technical correction to the Teen Early Intervention Pilot program; revises the definition of teens at risk in order to accommodate the range of grades and ages present in middle schools as well as alternative schools. Chapter 219

http://www3.idaho.gov...

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LAAdopted 11/2007P-12Jobs for America's Graduates Louisiana Program
LAC 67:III.5591
Establishes the Jobs for America's Graduates Louisiana Program to increase retention of at-risk students, capture out-of-school youth in need of education, provide an avenue for achieving academically, and assist students in earning recognized credentials that...

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TXAdopted 11/2007P-12Dropout Prevention Strategy Plan
19 TAC §89.1701
HB 2237, 80th Texas Legislature, 2007, added the TEC, §29.918, requiring districts with a high dropout rate to develop a dropout prevention strategy plan. This plan must detail the manner in which a district will use its resources, specifically the compensator...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Ensuring Success in School Task Force
H.B. 1330
Requires the state board of education to convene an Ensuring Success in School Task Force to develop policies and procedures for addressing the educational and related needs of youth who are parents, expectant parents, or victims of domestic or sexual violence...

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LAAdopted 08/2007P-12School, District and State Accountability System
LAC 28:LXXXIII.4302 and 4313
Revises the use of Alternative Assessment results in accountability as suggested by the Department of Education's Technical Advisory Committee. Revises district accountability to better align with the high school redesign efforts initiated by the governor. Ame...

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NCIssued 07/2007P-12Programs for At-Risk Children
Executive Order No. 120
Accelerates teacher and other personnel recruitment and the implementation of needed academic support programs for at-risk children in light of Judicial mandates, budget developments and impending school openings.
http://www.governor.state.nc.us/news/executive...

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RISigned into law 07/2007P-12Rhode Island High School Dropout Prevention Act of 2007
H.B. 5351
Creates the Rhode Island High School Dropout Prevention Act of 2007; provides that it shall be the responsibility of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to work in collaboration with school districts and the Department of Higher Education to i...

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SCSigned into law 07/2007P-12Students At-Risk of Being Poorly Prepared
H.B. 3628
Approves regulations of the Board of Education. This regulation addresses the requirement of the Education and Economic Development Act of 2005 that a separate regulation be written for at-risk students. The regulation defines at-risk students and outlines spe...

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CASigned into law 06/2007P-12After-school programs
A.B. 1685
Requires certain measures of the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens Program effectiveness related to reporting of positive behavioral changes or skill development consistent with program elements be based on reporting by scho...

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LASigned into law 06/2007P-12Truancy and Assessment and Service Centers
S.B. 187
Gives permanent status to truancy and assessment and service centers (which were initially established through a pilot program). Deletes language directing the Families in Need of Services program to serve in a coordinating and facilitating capacity for the ce...

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MESigned into law 06/2007P-12High School Completion for At Risk Students
H.B. 1296
Implements the recommendations of the Governor's Task Force to Engage State's Youth; ensures that students experiencing education disruption will have the same opportunities to earn an approved high school diploma; relates to disruptions of homelessness, unpla...

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WAAdopted 06/2007P-12
Community College
Programs for At-Risk/Dropout Students
WAC 392-121-188
Amends rules pertaining to programs for at-risk and dropout students. Indicates that community and technical colleges currently provide programs to at- risk/dropout stndents under contract with local school districts. Creates a uniform methodology of reporting...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12
Postsec.
Dropout Reporting, Exit Exam Alternatives, Competency Based Credits
S.B. 312
Expands the annual reports of accountability information to include the rate of pupils who drop out of school in grades 6, 7 and 8. Requires the State Board to prescribe alternative criteria that a pupil may satisfy to receive a standard high school diploma if...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12Withholding Funding When Goals Not Met
H.B. 1609
Codifies provisions concerning program performance goals, objectives, and measures and provides the commissioner of education authority to withhold funding from a Communities
In Schools (CIS) program that consistently fails to achieve performance criteria. (CI...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12High School Completion and Success Initiative
H.B. 2237
From bill analysis: Establishes the High School Completion and Success Initiative in order to improve secondary school instruction in Texas. The initiative provides support to schools and districts in implementing curriculum and instruction improvements that a...

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NVSigned into law 05/2007P-12Distance Education and Independent Study
S.B. 535
Authorizes school districts to operate an alternative program for all grade levels of pupils who are at risk of dropping out of school, subject to the approval of the state superintendent. Eliminates the restriction on the eligibility of a provider of the dist...

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TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12Education Research Centers
H.B. 2237 (At-Risk Components)
One part of this large bill requires the commissioner of education to contract with one or more education research centers to study best practices for dropout prevention in this state and others, with a report due to the Legislature by December 1, 2008. New Se...

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TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12Permitting Attendance of Students to Age 26
H.B. 1137
Permits students who are at least 21 years of age and under 26 years of age on the first day of September of any school year to be eligible for funding under the Foundation School Program for the purposes of completing the requirements for a high school diplom...

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WASigned into law 05/2007P-12Children's Trust of Washington
S.B. 5830
Within available funds, the Children's Trust of Washington must fund evidence-based and research-based home visitation programs for parents to improve parenting skills and improve outcomes for children. "Evidence-based program," "home visitation," and "researc...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Funding for Students in Dual Enrollment and Early College High School Programs
S.B. 526 (omnibus) - IC 20-43-4-8
A student who participates in:
        (1) a postsecondary enrollment program under IC 21-43-4 is considered a student enrolled in the school corporation where the student has legal settlement for the purposes of computing ADM;
        (2) a high school fast t...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Area Learning Centers
H.F. 2245 [Area Learning Centers]
Amends rules concerning area learning centers designated by the state commissioner.
http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?bill=H2245.2.html&session=ls85...

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MTSigned into law 04/2007P-12Programs for At-Risk Youth
H.B. 677
Appropriates funds to the board of crime control to sustain funding for existing prevention and after-school programs for at-risk youth.
http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2007/billhtml/HB0677.htm...

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MTSigned into law 04/2007P-12Quality Educator Payment
S.B. 335
Provides a quality educator payment to certified teachers employed by the Youth Challenge Program which assists at-risk youth in developing skills and abilities necessary to become productive citizens through focusing on the physical, emotional and educational...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12Statewide Dropout Prevention, Intervention and Retrieval Program
H.B. 1573
Authorizes a statewide program for comprehensive dropout prevention, intervention, and retrieval; provides that, subject to the availability of funds appropriated for this purpose, the office of the superintendent of public instruction is required to create a ...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Standards, Assessment, Professional Development & Code of Conduct Updates
S.B. 795
Provides for the phasing out of the eighth grade cumulative history test in the 2007-2008 school year, and the implementation of the United States History to 1877, United States History: 1877 to the Present, and Civics and Economics tests in the 2008-2009 scho...

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MTRule Adoption 12/2006P-12Quality Educator, At Risk Students and Indian Payments
ARM 10.7.106, .106A, .113 through .115,10.10.301 to .315, 10.15.101, 10.16.3804, .3811, .3812, .3816, 10.20.102 to 10.30.415
Adopts and amends rules relating to quality educator payments, at-risk student payments - general fund, Indian education for all payments, American Indian achievement gap payments - general fund and school finance.
http://www.opi.mt.gov/pdf/legaldivision/10-7...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Students in Dropout Prevention and Recovery Program
S.B. 311-- Sec. 3313.603(F)
Provides that a student in a dropout prevention and recovery program may graduate from high school by completing a competency-based instructional program administered by the dropout prevention and recovery program instead of the Ohio core curriculum. The progr...

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ILSigned into law 07/2006P-12PreK for At-Risk Children
S.B. 1497
Relates to grants for a preschool educational program administered by the state board July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008. Provides that appropriated funds shall be distributed to achieve a goal of preschool for all children whose families choose to participate...

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VARule Adoption 07/2006P-12Student Reenrollment Plans
8 VAC 20-660-10 thru -40
Provides a structured procedure for reenrollment of students into the public school system when they have been in the custody of the juvenile justice system and receiving instruction through the Department of Correctional Education. Establishes a process for ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2006P-12Chronic Truants
S.B. 2197
Provides that counties and municipalities may adopt ordinances to regulate truants within their jurisdiction and may impose a graduated fine schedule for repeat violations, or community service, or both. Provides that if the violator is under 10 years of age, ...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12
Community College
Early College/Dual Enrollment
S.B. 749
Requires and provides incentives for high schools and postsecondary institutions to maximize the shared use of facilities, technology, faculty, and other resources to provide articulated and reciprocal technical training to high school students and recent high...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12No Pass No Drive
H.B. 1463
Amends the Vehicle Code and the School Code. Provides for cancellation or refusal to renew a driver's license or learner's permit of a person under 18 who is a chronic or habitual truant. Requires districts to include in quarterly reporting to the state the na...

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GAAdopted 06/2006P-12Grant Programs
GAC 96-1-.01, .02, .04, .05
Clarifies rules regarding grants for juvenile delinquency prevention and treatment, Title V prevention, abstinence education and juvenile accountability block grants.

96-1-.01 Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Treatment: http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/docs/9...

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KSSigned into law 06/2006P-12At-Risk Pupil Weighting
H.B. 2809
Directs the state board to determine the high density at-risk pupil weighting of each school district based on enrollment density and high-density of at-risk pupils. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2006/2809.pdf...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Dropout Assistance and Dropout Prevention
S.B. 2272 - Section 28
Beginning January 15, 2007, requires the department to submit an annual report to the legislature that includes the ways districts in the previous school year used modified allowable growth for programs for returning dropouts and dropout prevention; identifies...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Extended School Program for Adults
S.B. 2272 - Section 38
Deletes provision that a local board may provide an extended school tuition-free program for district residents over the maximum school age of 21 who do not have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma and who are currently enrolled in an educ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2006P-12Intervention and Dropout Prevention related to State Exams
S.B. 1382
Relates to school attendance; expands the services of the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards Intervention and Dropout Prevention Program to include middle school pupils and any pupil for 12 months after the student exits the program.
http://www.azleg.gov/...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12Increasing Compulsory Education Age
H.B. 867 - Section 20 (h)
Directs the commissioner of education to gather information to facilitate discussion during the next legislative session about increasing the compulsory education age to 18, and to present the data to the senate and house committees on education during January...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12High School Completion Program
S.B. 222
Relates to a high school completion program for persons who are 16 to 22 years of age, have not received a high school diploma, and are not enrolled in a public school. Provides for reimbursement to a town school district, city school district, union school d...

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KSRepealed by H.B. 2809 05/2006P-12High Density At-Risk Weighting
S.B. 549 - Section 5
Creates a new weighting called the "high density at-risk weighting" for districts with high percentages of students who receive free meals. Those districts with free meal percentages between 40.0% and 49.9% are to receive an additional weighting of 0.04% in th...

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KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12Bilingual Weighting Funds
S.B. 549 - Section 13, 16, 27
Authorizes districts to spend funds received from the bilingual weighting to pay the cost of providing at-risk and preschool-aged at-risk education programs and services. Authorizes districts to spend funds received from the preschool-aged at-risk weighting to...

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TNSigned into law 05/2006P-12
Postsec.
At-Risk Student After School Programs
S.B. 3113; H.B. 3249
Concerns Lottery, Scholarships and Programs; creates pilot after school program for at-risk students to prepare for ACT and SAT examinations funded by net state lottery proceeds. Public Chaptered. Chapter No. 685
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/curren...

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TNSigned into law 05/2006P-12Financial Support for Children in State Care
S.B. 3922
Concerns Education; specifies that when the education of a child becomes the state's direct responsibility for any reason, the commissioner of education must pay to the state agency responsible for the child an amount equal to the state funds, plus the local f...

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COVetoed 05/2006P-12Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Program
H.B. 1363
Creates the student delinquency prevention program, within the Tony Grampsas youth services program, to provide funding for before-and-after school programs for youth enrolled in grades 6 through 8; describes the types of before-and-after school programs that ...

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GASigned into law 05/2006P-12Dropout Prevention
S.B. 413 Section 1 and 2
Changes certain provisions relating to mandatory education for children between ages six and 16; provides that an unemancipated minor older than the age of mandatory attendance may not withdraw from enrollment in school without the permission of his or her par...

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ILAdopted 05/2006P-12Task Force on Re-enrolling Students Who Dropped Out Of School
H.J.R. 87
Creates the Task Force on Re-enrolling Students Who Dropped Out Of School in order to examine and develop ways to address the growing issue of students who left school before earning a high school diploma. Directs the task force to examine policies, programs,...

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TXSigned into law 05/2006P-12School Breakfast and Lunch Program
H.B. 1 C (Section 1.19)
The department, the Texas Education Agency, and the Health and Human Services Commission shall ensure that applicable information
maintained by each entity is used on at least a quarterly basis to identify children who are categorically eligible for free meals...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006P-12Residential Boarding Programs
H.B. 1432
Authorizes the establishment of residential boarding education programs for at risk youth to be operated under the supervision of the State Department of Education; requires the Board of Trustees to submit to the Department on or before July 1 each year specif...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006P-12Integrated Children and Family Programs for At Risk Youth
S.B. 882
Establishes an advisory council to the children's cabinet to make recommendations to the children's cabinet on methods for meeting the policy and program goals of the state for integrated children and family programs, coordinate state programs with local progr...

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COSigned into law 04/2006P-12Teen Pregnancy and Dropout Prevention
H.B. 1351
Concerns the continuation of the statewide program for teen pregnancy and dropout prevention; changes the required report date for the statewide program for teen pregnancy and dropout prevention; extends the repeal date for the program.
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KYSigned into law 04/2006P-12Kentucky Youth Development Coordinating Council
S.J.R. 184
Encourages the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish the Kentucky Youth Development Coordinating Council; establishes membership and permits the creation of subcommittees of the council; requires the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension S...

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INSigned into law 03/2006P-12Dropping Out of High School
H.B. 1347 Section 12 and 18
Allows a student who is at least 16 but less than 18 years old to withdraw from school if the withdrawal is due to:
            (A) financial hardship and the individual must be employed to support the individual's family or a dependent;
            (B) illnes...

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INSigned into law 03/2006P-12Progression Toward Completion of Career Plan
H.B. 1347 Section 8
Requires a student's guidance counselor, in consultation with the student and the student's parent, to review annually a student's career plan to determine if a student is progressing toward fulfillment of the career plan. If a student is not progressing towar...

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INSigned into law 03/2006P-12District Report Cards
H.B. 1347 Section 7
Requires district report cards to report:
--The number and percentage of students participating in the school flex program, if offered (see IC 20-30-2-2.2 http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title20/ar30/ch2.html)
--The number of students who have dropped o...

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MSSigned into law 03/2006P-12Education Reform Act of 2006
S.B. 2602
Enacts the Education Reform Act of 2006. Section 6 creates the office of dropout prevention within the state department of education. Requires each district to implement a dropout prevention program by the 2008-09 school year. Section 13 establishes the Lifelo...

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VAAdopted 12/2005P-12Juvenile Work Release Programs
6 VAC 35-190-10 thru -120
Emergency regulation effective December 14, 2005, through December 13, 2006 that assists juveniles in acquiring necessary work habits, developing marketable skills, and identifying career goals through a range of career opportunities and mentoring apprenticesh...

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COAdopted 11/2005P-12Dropout Prevention Activity Grant Program
1 CCR 301-66
The Dropout Prevention Activity Grant Program requires the State Board of Education to define procedures for applying for a grant, and the criteria for awarding grants. The grant application requires a statement of student needs used to determine the program b...

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CASigned into law 10/2005P-12School Placement for Foster Children
H.B. 1261
An act to amend Sections 48853, 48853.5, 48859, 49069.5, 52052, 56034, 56366.1, and 56366.2 of the Education Code, and to amend Sections 319, 361, and 391 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. This bill stipulates the rights of foster children to attend their ...

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CAConsideration of governor's veto pending 09/2005P-12Counseling for At-risk Students
A.B. 455
An act to amend Section 49600 of the Education Code, relating to at-risk pupils. Requires that educational counseling include, in addition to the above, counseling for the development of an at-risk pupil plan for at-risk pupils. Specifies the components those ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2005P-12The Parental Participation Pilot Project
S.B. 10
Provides that by the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year, the State Board of Education shall by rule establish a parental participation pilot project to provide grants to the lowest performing school districts to help these districts improve parental partic...

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NCSigned into law 08/2005P-12Study Ways to Reduce Dropout Rate
S.B. 408
Directs the State Board of Education to identify research-based methods to reduce the dropout rate, especially in high-poverty schools with diverse student populations.  As part of its study, the State Board shall review the research for best practices, effect...

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ORSigned into law 07/2005P-12Continued Attendance After Legal Placement
H.B. 3075
When a juvenile court determines that it is in a childĒs best interest to continue to attend the school that the child attended prior to placement by a public agency, the child: (A) Shall be considered resident for school purposes in the school district in whi...

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HISigned into law 06/2005P-12
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Deployment of Hawaii Based Military Members
S.B. 1394
The purpose of this Act is for schools whose student population includes at least twenty per cent or one hundred students from military families as determined by the department of education to provide for the following:
(1) Additional staff;
(2) Child care ser...

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COSigned into law 06/2005P-12Evaluation of Expelled and At-Risk Student Services Grant Program
H.B. 1311
Authorizes the department of education to retain up to 1% of any appropriation for the expelled and at-risk student services grant program to evaluate the program. Beginning January 1, 2006, requires the department to annually report to the general assembly on...

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COSigned into law 06/2005P-12Students Whose Parents Are Incarcerated
H.B. 1088
Requires the department of corrections to obtain information from each inmate on whether the inmate is the parent of a child under the age of 18 in Colorado, and if so, whether the child is enrolled in a school in the state and the district or charter school i...

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COSigned into law 05/2005P-12Dropout Prevention Activity Grant Program
H.B. 1024
Creates the dropout prevention activity grant program to fund before- and after-school arts-based and vocational activity programs for students in grades 6-12, with the goal of reducing the student dropout rate. Defines as schools eligible to participate publi...

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COSigned into law 05/2005P-12Teacher Loan Forgiveness Pilot Program
S.B. 191
Defines "high-poverty school" and "rural school district." Expands teacher loan forgiveness pilot program to include teachers who (1) contract to teach in a high-poverty public elementary school in a rural school district or in a facility school in a rural sch...

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WASigned into law 05/2005P-12Learning Assistance Program
H.B. 1066
Revises the funding formula for the Learning Assistance Program from one based equally on assessment results and family need to one
based solely on family need....

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TNSigned into law 05/2005P-12Funding for Dropout Prevention Programs
H.J.R. 117
From the fiscal note: A resolution to urge the Governor to include an earmarked appropriation within the administration's general appropriations act for fiscal year 2005-06 for an increase in funding for LEAs to be utilized for the development and expansion of...

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TNto governor 05/2005P-12Request for More Funding for Dropout Prevention
H.J.R. 117
A resolution to urge increased funding for the development and expansion of dropout prevention programs in Tennessee. ...

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COSigned into law 04/2005P-12High School Dropout Parental Notice
S.B. 164
Requires districts to provide written notification to parents of a high school dropout who is not subject to compulsory education laws. States that the notice should have the goal of attempting to return the student to school and of conveying ot the student's ...

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WAPartially Vetoed 04/2005P-12Dropout Prevention
H.B. 1708
From fiscal note: Section 2 requires that, to the extent funds are appropriated, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in
conjunction with the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) must convene a work group to evaluate issues relate...

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WASigned into law 04/2005P-12Learning Assistance Program Distribution Formula
H.B. 1066
HB 1066 changes the school district distribution of Learning Assistance Program (LAP) funds from a distribution based 50% on assessment of students and 50% on one or more family income factors measure economic need, to a distribution based 100% on one or more ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Social Workers in Public Schools
S.B. 1187
Increases the number and availability of social workers in the public schools. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb1187.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public School Funding Act of 2003
S.B. 939
Amends the public school funding act of 2003. Requires the State Board of Education to promulgate rules clarifying not only which alternative learning environment programs qualify for funding, but also the characteristics of students who qualify for funding be...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Ability to Learn
H.B. 2604
Authorizes the department of human services to communicate with a foster child's school concerning placement issues that may impact the child's ability to learn. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB2604.pdf...

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MTSigned into law 04/2005P-12Free Quality Schools
S.B. 152
Defines basic system of free quality public elementary and secondary schools and identifies the educationally relevant factors upon which the state's share of the basic system must be funded; includes at-risk students, students who were not born in the United ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Continuity of Educational Services for Foster Children
H.B. 1710
Ensures the continuity of educational services to foster children. Prohibits the grades of a child in foster care from being lowered for school absences resulting from a change in the child's school enrollment, the child's attendance at a dependency-neglect co...

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ILSigned into law 01/2005P-12School Code
H.B. 757
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code to allow a child with a disability who has completed four years of high school to participate in the graduation ceremony and receive a certificate of completion under specified circumstances. Fur...

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MISigned into law 09/2004Community College
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2005 Community Colleges Budget
S.B. 1062
Provides community and junior colleges appropriations for fiscal year 2005; provides for community college-level learning disabled students and students who require English as a second language assistance (at-risk students). Requires grant funding to be used t...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Charter Schools and Student Discipline/Attendance
A.B. 1860
Prohibits a school district governing board from denying a charter school petition, unless it makes findings that the petition lacks a description of the procedures by which a pupil may be subject to discipline and the procedure employed by the school to safeg...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12
Community College
Advancement Via Individual Determination Program
A.B. 3017
Appropriates a specified amount of funds from the General Fund to the State Department of Education for the support of the Advancement Via Individual Determination Program. Makes these amounts applicable toward the minimum funding requirements for a school dis...

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GAAdopted 08/2004P-12Class Size; Absences and Excuses
GAC 160-5-1-.08; -.10
Clarifies rules regarding class size, absences and excuses. Renames chapter on absences as Student Attendance. Provides definition of truant and outlines policies and procedures to reduce unexcused absences. Permits a maximum individual class size of 30 for gr...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004P-12
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African-American Family Commission Act
S.B. 3208
Creates the African-American Family Commission Act. Establishes a 15-member African-American Family Commission to serve as a coordinating and advocating body that acts on behalf of the interests of African-Americans to improve and expand existing human service...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004P-12Student Dropout Rate Report
S.B. 3109
Amends the School Code. Requires the State Board of Education to establish a system for accurate tracking of transfer students. Requires that certain students be counted as dropouts unless the school district sends a notice that the student is enrolled elsewhe...

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ILSigned into law 07/2004P-12Student Enrollment
S.B. 2115
Amends the School Code. Allows a school or school district to deny enrollment to a student 16 years of age or older for one semester for failure to meet minimum academic or attendance standards if certain conditions are met. Requires a district to identify, tr...

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MABecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004P-12Alternative Education Grant Program
H.B. 4914
Relates to establishing an alternative education grant program; contains text of section 126 of H 4850; requires that parents or legal guardians attend specified conferences with teachers; provides for assistance to address needs of children who have been expo...

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AZIssued 06/2004P-12Establishing the Arizona Statewide Youth Development Task Force
Executive Order 2004-14
Creates the Arizona Statewide Youth Development Task Force to provide policy recommendations relating to youth and youth development issues in the state of Arizona to the Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families. Establishes membership. Requires the ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2004P-12Enhancement of Juvenile Services Programs
H.B. 1139
Establishes the Department of Juvenile Services Education Department; requires each facility established and operated by the Department of Juvenile Services to have an education center; provides that each child in the custody of the Department receive appropri...

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MDSigned into law 05/2004P-12Truancy Reduction Pilot Program
H.B. 1443
Authorizes the establishment of a Truancy Reduction Pilot Program in certain counties; establishes that failure of children to attend school without a lawful excuse is a code violation; authorizes school officials to petition the juvenile court alleging that a...

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MDSigned into law 05/2004P-12Juvenile Services Step Down Aftercare
S.B. 767
Requires a child discharged from a committed residential placement to receive step down aftercare for a period to be determined by the Department of Juvenile Services; requires a child in a step down aftercare program to receive specified services; requires a ...

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MOTo governor 05/2004P-12School Age Children
S.B. 945
Provides a student shall not be considered a drop- out or included in a school district's educational persistence ratio for accreditation purposes for being expelled for bringing a weapon to school, violent behavior or an act of violence; provides assistance t...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Educationally At-Risk Students
H.B. 1014
Deletes language defining educationally at risk students as those whose scores are in the bottom national quartile on Virginia State Assessment Program tests, and adds that educationally at risk students are those who do not pass a 3-8 Standards of Learning as...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12At Risk Student Academic Achievement Program
H.B. 1013
Creates an At-Risk Student Academic Achievement Program and fund to provide grants to public school divisions for programs to improve the achievement of at-risk students, decrease the dropout rate and increase the number of students getting advanced studies di...

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KYSigned into law 04/2004P-12Student Dropouts
H.B. 178
Amends KRS 158.145 to require that all students who drop out of school be counted in the annual state dropout index. Amends KRS 158.6455 to specify that a student must be included in a school's annual average dropout rate if the student was enrolled in the sc...

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WASigned into law 03/2004P-12School Lunch Programs
S.B. 6411
Provides school districts with school serving grades kindergarten through four where 25% of the students qualify for free or reduced price lunches must implement a school lunch program; provides school districts with summer academic, enrichment or remedial pro...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Student Drop Out Rates
H.B. 1153
Determines student drop out rates. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1153.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Student Assessment and Educational Accountability Act of 2004 - Reporting
S.B. 33 §§ 1, 4, 5, 6
Amends Ark. Code § 6-15-404, adds 6-15-434, 6-15-1806, 6-15-1901, 6-15-1902, 6-15-1903 .Creates the Student Assessment and Educational Accountability act of 2003; requires the establishment of a reporting system of schools' academic performance on the state-ma...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Teacher Certification and Dropout Prevention Programs
A.B. 841
Requires each outreach consultant utilized for purposes of a school- based motivation and maintenance program to possess a Dropout Prevention Specialist Certificate from a California State University. Requires a school- based motivation and maintenance program...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Expulsions; Graduation Requirements; Special Education
A.B. 300
Revises the review day for expulsions; Provides that if a pupil completes algebra coursework in grades 7 or 8, the pupil is not exempt for the high school graduation requirement for algebra; Revises deadlines for individualized education programs; Includes oth...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12Crime Prevention
S.B. 1107
Requires the Chicago Board of Education to establish a pilot program to prevent crime by developing guidelines to identify students at risk of committing crimes (limited to students who have engaged in serious acts of misconduct in violation of the board's pol...

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OHSigned into law 08/2003P-12State Public School Accountability System
H.B. 3--Section 3302.01
Creates the Ohio Accountability Task Force to study the state's accountability system (to make recommendations, periodically review fees for data analysis and reporting, periodically report to the department and state board, to examine the implementation of th...

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RIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2003P-12Student Equity Investment Fund
H.B. 6055
Allocates moneys from the student equity investment fund based on each district's proportion of resident children eligible for USDA reimbursable school meals relative to the total number of eligible students statewide....

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NHSigned into law 07/2003P-12Dropout Prevention and Recovery
H.B. 619
This bill establishes a dropout prevention and dropout recovery program in the department of education to provide a variety of services to high school students. The program is required to: (a) Provide and coordinate services designed to assist pupils in the su...

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CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12Funding to Promote Children's Well-being
S.B. 886
Requires the State Prevention Council to determine long-term goals, strategies and outcome measures to promote the health and well being of children and families including; early intervention strategies, an increase in healthy pregnant women and newborns, a de...

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TXVetoed 06/2003P-12Public School Dropouts
H.B. 1518
Having high school dropout rates affects the Texas economy and decreases not only the state's future tax revenues but also its ability to attract new business. Some believe that Texas' method of reporting dropouts has obscured the dropout problem, resulting in...

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NHSigned into law 06/2003P-12Dropout Prevention
S.B. 116
Establishes a committee to study methods to prevent or reduce the high school dropout rate....

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12
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Community College
High School Completion, Pilot BA Degree Program
S.B. 976
Requires districts to analyze information related to dropout prevention. Sec. 29.908. MIDDLE COLLEGE EDUCATION PILOT PROGRAM requires: (a) The commissioner shall establish and administer a middle college education pilot program for students who are at risk...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12Public School Mentoring Services
S.B. 16
Authorizes each school district to provide a mentoring services program to students at risk of dropping out of school. The bill requires a district that provides a mentoring services program using compensatory education funds to meet standards adopted by the g...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12School Dropout Data
S.B. 894
Requires the commissioner to develop a process for auditing school district dropout records electronically. The commissioner must also develop a system and standards for review of the audit or use systems already available at the agency. The system must be d...

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CTSigned into law 06/2003P-12Special Education Services
H.B. 6391
Acknowledges and address special education needs of children in the juvenile justice system. http://www.cga.state.ct.us/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=6391&which_year=2003&SUBMIT.x=14&SUBMIT.y=13...

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GASigned into law 06/2003P-12Child Abuse Records
S.B. 201
Relates to child abuse and deprivation records; permits the Department of Human Resources to share access to child abuse records and release information from such records to the Office of School Readiness, includes principals, guidance counselors, school socia...

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TXSigned into law 05/2003P-12Relates to Public School Dropout and Completion
S.B. 186
Requires dropout rates, including dropout rates and district completion rates for grade levels 9 through 12, be computed in accordance
with standards and definitions adopted by the National Center for Education Statistics of the United States Department of Edu...

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TNSigned into law 05/2003P-12Public School Dropout Rates
H.J.R. 19
Creates a special joint committee to study public school dropout rates in Tennessee. This special joint committee, consisting of 5 Representatives and 5 Senators, shall reports its findings and recommendations no later than February 1, 2004, at which time the
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NVSigned into law 05/2003P-12Training Programs for Teachers
S.B. 36
The governing body of a regional training program may facilitate and coordinate access to information by teachers and administrators concerning issues related to suicide among pupils. Such information must be offered for educational purposes only. Receipt of o...

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COSigned into law 05/2003P-12Juvenile Adjudication Proceedings
H.B. 1025
Allows the court to order a student with an individual education program to comply with this program as a condition of probation. The court must take into account the juvenile's intellectual functioning, adaptive behavior and emotional behaviors associated wit...

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MDSigned into law 05/2003P-12Children in Informal Kinship Care Relationships
S.B. 32
Defines "informal kinship care" as a child who is not under the care or custody of social services living with a relative due to serious family hardship. Defines "serious family hardship." Requires a district receiving a child living in an informal kinship car...

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MDSigned into law 05/2003P-12Residential Child Care Programs
S.B. 178
Defines "residential child care program" and specifies that group homes, alternative living units and emergency shelter care are classified as such. Requires a licensed operator of a residential child care program who receives state funding and who has legal c...

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TNSigned into law 05/2003P-12Young At-Risk Students
S.B. 1975
Revises the criteria for determining at-risk children for pre-school and early learning programs from those "who live below the poverty line determined pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Section 9847" to those "who meet eligibility requirements identical to those met by sc...

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INSigned into law 05/2003P-12Student Discipline
S.B. 186
Provides that a student who is expelled from a charter school is subject to the same requirements for enrollment in another school corporation as a student who is expelled from a public school or required to separate from a nonpublic school or a school in a st...

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AZSigned into law 04/2003P-12Students
S.B. 1238
Requires student level data for the Student Accountability Information System (SAIS) to include reasons for a withdrawal, if provided by the pupil or the parent or guardian of the pupil. The Arizona Department of Education must include data relating to student...

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COSigned into law 04/2003P-12School Attendance Law
H.B. 1226
Concerns a juvenile's right to counsel at proceedings under the School Attendance Law of 1963. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill.nsf/fsbillcont/C38AB5E15B8915CF87256CAB000098EF?Open&file=1226_enr.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12Prevention Programs for the Youth
H.B. 700
Relates to juveniles; authorizes public support for public-private partnerships to develop after-school and other prevention programs for the youth of New Mexico; provides for fund distribution....

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COSigned into law 03/2003P-12Teen Pregnancy And Dropout Prevention
H.B. 1028
Concerns the continuation of the statewide pilot program for teen pregnancy and dropout prevention. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill.nsf/fsbillcont/2909E7C05A4AB41187256C87004DB7AE?Open&file=1028_enr.pdf...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12Method of Reporting Graduation and Dropout Rates
H.B. 859
Requires the department to annually report graduation and dropout rates to the legislature in terms of grades 7-12 and grades 9-12 cohort groups, both by district and statewide. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2003/html/HB/0800-0899/HB0859SG.htm...

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WVAdopted 11/2002P-12Student Learning Ability STATE ID: 126-208
Policy 8350 --Title 126, Series 208
Provides a process for the establishment of a more formal method to fund programs that strengthen student learning ability as required by House Bill 4022 adding W.Va. Code 18-2-35.  See H.B. 4022 (in this database) for more information. WEST VIRGINIA REG 419...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Federally- funded 21st Century Community Learning Centers
S.B. 1478
States the intent of the Legislature that federally- funded 21st Century Community Learning Centers complement the existing Before and After School Learning and Safe Neighborhoods Partnerships Program by utilizing existing funding provided under that program t...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Information to parents who have an At-risk child
S.B. 1595
Adds disciplinary rules and regulations and retention and promotion policies to the list of things about which parents have a right to be informed and if their child is at risk of retention and of their right to consult with personnel responsible for such deci...

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NCSigned into law 09/2002P-12
Community College
Sections Pertaining to Dropout Data, Dropout Retention, Teacher Quality
S.B. 1275
Directs the state board to improve the state's tracking of dropout data; encourages the concurrent enrollment of state technical high schools, career centers, and community colleges; directs the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee to study the corr...

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NYVetoed 07/2002P-12Transition of Students from Correctional Facilities
S.B. 1893
Provides that correctional facilities shall coordinate the enrollment of a consenting child in the transitional program for post release services of the school district in which the facility is located; provides that the school district's transitional program ...

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NHSigned into law 05/2002P-12At-Risk Funding
S.B. 140
Modifies the formula for calculating the portion of the adequate education grant based on free and reduced-price lunches....

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GASigned into law 05/2002P-12After-School Programs for At-Risk Students
S.B. 384
Changes the method for calculating funding for certain after-school programs for students who have previously dropped out of school and students who have previously failed courses in a regular day time school; provides for related matters. http://www.legis.sta...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Tax to Support Prince George's County Programs
H.B. 949
Establishes sales and use tax on telecommunications service in Prince George's County. Net proceeds from the revenue must be used only as supplemental funds for the operation of the Prince George's County School System. The board must consider using such fund...

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NHSigned into law 05/2002P-12Homeless Students
S.B. 321
Clarifies the right to public education for children of homeless families; establishes a committee to study requirements regarding the legal residency of homeless children in certain educational and institutional settings; relates to appeals regarding change o...

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IASigned into law 04/2002P-12Numerous Program Changes
H.B. 2515
Adds one nonvoting student member to state board, making total board membership 10, provides for application process and appointment of student member. Also requires school districts and nonpublic schools to report number of ninth graders who do not graduate f...

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NMSigned into law 03/2002P-12At-Risk Index
S.B. 61
Changes the calculation of the at-risk index used to determine additional program units, to assist students to reach their full academic potential....

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CASigned into law 01/2002P-12Omnibus Bill -- Truancy, Dropout Prevention Components
A.B. 804
Any minor who is required to be reported as a truant may be required to attend makeup
classes conducted on one day of a weekend and is subject to the following: (a) The first time a truancy report is required, the pupil may be personally given a written warni...

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NCSigned into law 12/2001P-12At-risk student assistance
S.B. 1005 -- Sec. 28.17(e), 115C-105.41
Adds section concerning students who have been placed at risk of academic failure. Requires that schools identify students who have been placed at risk for academic failure. Stipulates that identification should occur as early as can be reasonable done and c...

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CASigned into law 08/2001P-12Programs for At-Risk Students
A.B. 844
Chapter No.187, Extends the effective date of provisions authorizing school districts to establish an alternative education and work center for dropouts. Reenacts inactive provisions relating to educational clinics. Authorizes certification of educational clin...

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LASigned into law 06/2001P-12Education Courses at Juvenile Facilities
H.B. 1638
, Provides for completion of educational courses, including a General Education Development course, or other programs offered at juvenile facilities....

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LASigned into law 06/2001P-12Programs for At-Risk Youth with Disciplinary Problems
S.B. 1035
Authorizes youth development and assistance programs for elementary students at risk of having disciplinary problems; requires parental involvement in such programs....

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LASigned into law 06/2001P-12Suicide Prevention Program
S.B. 792
Establishes a program of suicide prevention in public schools....

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ILSigned into law 06/2001P-12Changes in the State's At-Risk Programs
H.B. 1096
Makes changes to the definition of student at risk of academic failure; defines alternative educational opportunities for at-risk students to receive a General Education Diploma (GED)....

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TXSigned into law 06/2001P-12At Risk Guidelines
S.B. 702
Texas law defines a "student at risk of dropping out of school" by age
rather than grade level for students in grade levels higher than seventh
grade. This definition is used in determining portions of a school
district's funding. S.B. 702 expands the definit...

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OKSigned into law 05/2001P-12Alternative Approaches Grants
H.B. 1460
Alternative Approaches grants are to be targeted at school districts located in counties with a high number of dropouts for the school year preceding the year for which the grant is being sought, and a high number of referrals to the juvenile justice system, o...

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FLVetoed 05/2001P-12Demonstration program for prevention of learning problems in young children
S.B. 1018
Relates to prevention of learning problems in young children; authorizes a demonstration program to be called Learning Gateway; creates a steering committee; provides for membership and appointment of steering committee members; establishes duties of the steer...

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OKSigned into law 05/2001P-12At-Risk Elementary Students
H.B. 1499 Multiple Components for At-Risk Elementary Students
States that each urban school district as defined in Section 1210.568 of this title and as identified as having a high population of elementary grade students who are at-risk and in need of alternative education shall expand the annual student needs assessment...

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GASigned into law 04/2001P-12
Postsec.
At Risk Programs and Hope Scholarship Changes
H.B. 656
Act No. 29., Relates to elementary and secondary education; creates early intervention programs for kindergarten, primary grades, and upper elementary grades, in place of the special instructional assistance program to assist students with certain identified d...

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NMVetoed 03/2001P-12At-Risk Funding Index
H.B. 49
Relates to public school finance; changes the calculation of the at-risk index to determine additional program units....

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VASigned into law 02/2001P-12Teacher Proficiency
H.B. 2514
Teacher proficiency; continuing contract status. Provides that any teacher hired on or after July 1, 2001, will be required, as a condition of achieving continuing contract status, to have successfully completed training in instructional strategies and techniq...

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NJSigned into law 11/2000P-12Eligibility of Low-Income Pupils, Effective Programs
S.B. 838
Relates to State aid for school districts with concentrations of low-income pupils; establishes minimum period of school district eligibility for early childhood and demonstrably effective program aids; provides budget cap exclusion for demonstrably effective ...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12Health Care for Low-Income Students
A.B. 1735
Relates to services to pupils. Requires the governing board of each school district and the county superintendent of schools, as part of the process of making the application for participation in the free or reduced-price meal program available, to also includ...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Grant Program for At-Risk Youth
A.B. 2827
Chapter No. 313, Permits the Employment Development Department to contract with a specified, nonprofit organization meeting specified criteria to manage grant programs designed to help eligible at-risk youth complete their secondary education and acquire the s...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12Establishment of a State Boot-Camp School
S.B. 1542
Authorizes the Adjutant General to develop, establish, and operate the Turning Point Academy for the purpose of providing a comprehensive and meaningful military academy experience for minors residing in California 15 years or older who have committed a firear...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12High-Risk Youth Education & Public Safety Program
S.B. 2196
Increases the apportionment for purposes of the High-Risk Youth Education and Public Safety Program. Increases the multipliers for high-risk first-time offenders and for transitioning high-risk youths. Requires the reduction in the apportionment received by a ...

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CASigned into law 08/2000P-12
S.B. 541
Relates to existing law which states the intent of the Legislature to establish a comprehensive, continuous, community-linked, and school-based program, to be known as the Cal-SAFE Program, that focuses on youth development and dropout prevention for pregnant ...

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WISigned into law 05/2000P-12At-Risk Programs
S.B. 241
Changes names of program from children at risk to "children at risk of not graduating from high school." Changes definition to "at risk of not graduating from high school because they failed the high school graduation exam," are dropouts, or are 2 or more of ...

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IASigned into law 05/2000Postsec.
Community College
Supplemental Funding for Choice and At-Risk Programs
H.B. 2496
Provides supplementary weighting for funding and for determining enrollment in school districts involved in district-to-district or district-to-community college sharing programs and at-risk programs....

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MESigned into law 05/2000P-12Children in Need of Services Program
H.B. 1138
(LD 1623)Establishes the Children in Need of Services Program; provides for a safety plan consisting of housing, medical care, nutritional care and education for children 15 years of age and under who have been determined to be in need of supervision....

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AZSigned into law 04/2000P-12Dropout Prevention
H.B. 2405
Requires the Department of Education to establish an AIMS Intervention and Dropout Prevention Program; requires Department of Education to establish an Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards Intervention and Program and to develop the Program's procedure and ...

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Dropout Prevention
H.B. 77
Requires the Kentucky Department of Education to establish and implement a comprehensive statewide strategy to provide assistance to local districts and to address the dropout problem; allocates funds....

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VASigned into law 02/2000P-12Office of Comprehensive Services
H.B. 1510
Creates the Office of Comprehensive Services for At-risk Youth and Families, under the lead of the Secretary of Health and Human Resources; assumes the responsibilities of the State Management Team to develop programs and fiscal policies that promote and suppo...

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VASigned into law 02/2000P-12
S.B. 147
Relates to public school enrollment of homeless pupils; revises various statutes addressing evidence of residence in the school division for public school enrollment; adds persons lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and having a primary ...

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