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


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State Status/Date Level Summary
INSigned into law 03/2014P-12Adult High Schools
H.B. 1028
Defines "adult high school" as a charter school with a majority of students that are over 18 years old or belong to a graduation group that has already graduated. Mandates that adult high schools may only be authorized by the Indiana charter school board. Requ...

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MSSigned into law 03/2014P-12School Districts
S.B. 2571
Section 5. Sets July 31 as the date by which school districts that have an alternative school program must submit their annual report on the program. Allows the Mississippi Department of Education to sanction districts that fail to file the mandatory annual re...

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WYSigned into law 03/2014P-12Alternative Schools - Funding and Facilities
H.B. 3
Eliminates the moratorium imposed on alternative schools (which educate at-risk students) in the education resource block grant model. Requires school districts to complete a formal evaluation every two years of programs that serve at-risk students to ensure t...

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CAVetoed 10/2013P-12County Community Schools and Community Day Schools for Disruptive Students
S.B. 744
From bill summary: Revises the list of pupils who may be involuntarily enrolled in a county community school to limit probation referrals and remove homeless children. With regard to pupils referred as the result of a recommendation by the school attendance re...

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COSigned into law 05/2013P-12K-12 Accreditation Criteria for Alternative Education Campus
S.B. 217
Requires that state board accreditation rules for districts and state charter school institutes take into consideration the performance of students in the district or institute's alternative education campuses, taking into account the unique purposes of the ca...

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FLSigned into law 05/2013P-12School Grading Systems and Improvement Ratings
S.B. 1720 - School Grading Systems and Improvement Ratings
Requires that a school be included in school grading system if school meets minimum sample size of 10 for a state assessment. Defines colocated school as school that has its own master school identification number but shares a facility with another school with...

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NMVetoed 03/2013P-12School Rating Modified Assessment Formula
S.B. 370
Amends the A-B-C-D-F Schools Rating Act to create a statutory
framework for a "supplemental accountability model" (SAM) for grading schools, and
establishes an alternative calculation for computing their grade. Defines supplemental accountability model schools...

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LAAdopted 07/2012P-12Approval for Alternative Schools or Programs
LAC 28:CXV.2903
From July 2012 Louisiana Register: This policy revision, related to approval for alternative schools or programs, will ensure that LEAs comply with prescribed polices and standards for approval of alternative schools and programs. Revisions include: (1) establ...

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LASigned into law 06/2012P-12Alternative Education
H.B. 1209
Transfers responsibility for placing a student in alternative school or alternative educational placement from local board to local superintendent. Removes certain exceptions to requirement that a suspended or expelled student remain under the suspending or ex...

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KYSigned into law 04/2012P-12Assignment of Certified or Classified Staff to Alternative Education Programs
H.B. 168
Defines "alternative education program." Prohibits a superintendent from assigning an employee to an alternative education program in the disposition of any disciplinary action involving the employee, or as part of a corrective action plan established pursuant...

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MDSigned into law 04/2012P-12Compulsory Attendance
S.B. 362
Raises from 16 to 17 the maximum age at which children are required to attend a public school regularly during the entire school year, subject to specified exceptions. To take effect July 1, 2015. Raises the maximum age from 17 to 18, with specified exception ...

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IDSigned into law 04/2012P-12Youth Challenge Program
H.B. 662
Amends existing law to provide for federal funds and state funding, to provide that the school district where the Youth Challenge Program is located may take steps to have the Youth Challenge Program be considered and designated as an alternative secondary sch...

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INSigned into law 03/2012P-12Nonpublic Alternative High Schools Accreditation
S.B. 283
Requires the department of education to waive accreditation standards for an accredited nonpublic alternative high school that contracts with a school corporation to provide alternative education services for students who: (1) have dropped out of high school; ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12Transfer of Suspended or Expelled Students to Alternative Education
H.B. 2086
Permits a student who has been suspended for more than 20 days to be immediately transferred to an alternative program. Provides that an eligible student may not be denied participation in an alternative learning opportunities program solely because s/he has b...

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NHAdopted 08/2011P-12Alternative Education, Tuition and Transportation
NH ADC Ed 1301.01; NH ADC Ed 1302.01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06; NH ADC Ed 1303.01, 02; NH ADC Ed 1304.01; NH ADC Ed 1405.01
Implements alternative education programs at regional career and technical education centers or associated high schools. Adds language for 'at risk' students and for tuition and transportation for 'at risk' students as required by changes in the state law of ...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Alternative Education
S.B. 1
Requires that a district located in a county with a population of 125,000 or less provide educational services to a student who is expelled from school. Permits the district to count the student in its average daily membership. Defines what may be considered a...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Expelled Students Participation in Adult Education Programs
H.B. 6433
Specifies that a student who has been expelled for the first time and is at least 16 years old is not required to withdraw from regular public school to attend adult education as part of an alternative educational opportunity during the expulsion. Allows such...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Transfer to Alternative School
H.B. 153 - Transfer to Alternative School
Provides that local policies to allow a student to enroll in an alternative school may permit a student to permanently transfer to an alternative school so that the student need not reapply annually for
permission to attend the alternative school. Page 169 of ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Expulsion or Placement in Disciplinary Alternative Education
H.B. 968
Requires a student who receives deferred prosecution for, is found by a court or jury to have engaged in, or a superintendent or designee has a reasonable belief that a student has engaged in aggravated robbery to be removed from class and placed in a discipli...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Opportunity to Complete Graduation Requirements for Student in Disciplinary Alternative Education
S.B. 49
Requires a district to provide the parents of a student removed to a disciplinary alternative education program with written notice of the district's obligation to provide the student with an opportunity to complete
coursework required for graduation. Requires...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12College-Preparatory Boarding Academy Pilot Program
S.B. 404
From Legislative Staff Summary: Creates the College-Preparatory Boarding Academy Pilot Program (Academy) for at-risk students. Defines the key elements of the program and establishes "at-risk" student eligibility criteria consistent with eligibility standards ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2011P-12Alternative Learning Environments
S.B. 81
Requires districts to establish alternative learning environment programs for at-risk students. Specifies that such programs are not punitive in nature. Requires districts to report on programs, including information on student race and gender. Requires distri...

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MSSigned into law 03/2011P-12Alternative School Placement
H.B. 1178
Provides criteria for districts to make a determination on an individualized basis before placing compulsory-school-age children returning from out-of-home placement in the mental health, juvenile justice or foster care system into an alternative school.out-of...

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WVSigned into law 07/2010P-12Alternative Schools
S.B. 2010
Provides uniformity in alternative schools and requires a pilot program that will allow alternative schools in elementary and middle schools. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=sb2010%20enr.htm&yr=2010&sesstype=2X&i=2010 ...

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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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LASigned into law 06/2010P-12Alternative Schools and Programs
H.B. 1225
Relates to approval by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education of certain alternative schools and alternative education programs; relates to specific standards and criteria used by the board to approve schools; to provide guidelines for such repo...

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AKSigned into law 06/2010P-12Alternative Education
H.B. 360
An Act relating to the provision of information regarding a student by a school district to the Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, Alaska Challenge Youth Academy.
http://www.legis.state.ak.us/PDF/26/Bills/HB0360Z.PDF...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Alternative Education
H.B. 1425
Existing policy requires a county with a population greater than 125,000 to develop a juvenile justice alternative education program. This provision adds that a county with a population greater than 125,000 is not required to develop a juvenile justice alterna...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Alternative Learning Centers
H.F. 2
Establishes parameters for alternative learning centers, alternative learning programs, and contract alternative programs.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?bill=H0002.5.html&session=ls86...

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MSSigned into law 04/2009P-12Alternative Schools and Workforce Development
S.B. 2575
Authorizes students assigned to alternative schools to attend workforce training programs; requires each school district having an alternative school program to submit an annual report to the state department of education describing the results of its annual a...

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VASigned into law 03/2009P-12Alternative Education for Students Charged with an Offense
H.B. 2341
Provides that pending the decision by the division superintendent as to whether to require that a student charged with an offense involving intentional injury to another student of the school division attend an alternative education program, a local school boa...

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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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NHAdopted 11/2008P-12Alternative Education Programs
Ed 1300
Requires the department to deliver a program of prevention and recovery of dropouts that increased the dropout age to 18 and permits a student to complete secondary education requirements through approved alternative programs.
NEW HAMPSHIRE 6887...

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DESigned into law 07/2008P-12Placement in Alternative Education
H.B. 326
Establishes a presumption that students 16 years of age and younger who are expelled or suspended pending expulsion by a local school district or charter school are appropriate for placement in an alternative education program.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/li...

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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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MISigned into law 01/2008P-12Alternative Education Academies
S.B. 703 (sec. 1311g)
Specifies policies, requirements and procedures for "strict discipline academies" for students who have been expelled, suspended or referred by courts, human services or juvenile agencies.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2007-2008/publicact/pdf/2008-PA...

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CASigned into law 10/2007P-12Alternative education finance
S.B. 219
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to revise the Academic Performance Index to include additional information by a specified deadline regarding specified data of pupils who were referred to an alternative education program and school and distric...

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TNSigned into law 06/2007P-12Greater Accountability for Alternative Education
S.B. 2157
Requires greater accountability for alternative education; for example, requires academic indicators to include grade point averages or other student academic performance measures, performance on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP), performan...

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NHSigned into law 06/2007P-12Alternative Education and Regional Vocational Centers
S.B. 101
Permits at risk students to attend an alternative education program at a regional vocational education center. Authorizes the department of education to pay tuition and transportation costs for such attendance.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2007/...

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MESigned into law 06/2007P-12Alternative Education Programs Committee
H.B. 1224
Establishes the Alternative Education Programs Committee. The committee shall review and make recommendations for the promotion of alternatives in education within existing school systems including how alternative education programs contribute toward helping s...

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TNSigned into law 06/2007P-12Pilot: of Mandated Attendance for Suspended Students
H.B. 2138
Adds a new section: A pilot project of mandated attendance in an alternative school for students who have been suspended shall be established by the department for the school year 2007-2008 in any county having a metropolitan form of government and a populatio...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12Alternative Programs of Education
A.B. 2A
Creates pilot program for alternative programs of education for disruptive pupils established, appropriates funds and district eligibility requirements.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/23rdSpecial/Bills/AB/AB2_EN.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Alternative School Pilot
H.B. 1545
Requires the advisory council for alternative education to study alternative school pilot sites and report to the governor, the state board of education, and the house and senate education committees.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Chapter/...

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TNEligible for GOVERNOR'S desk. 05/2007P-12Alternative Schools
H.B. 1545, S.B. 1427
Requires the advisory council for alternative education, established by Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-6-3404, to study issues relating to establishing pilot alternative
school programs. Requires review any prior evaluations of such schools that have bee...

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MTSigned into law 04/2007P-12Alternative Adolescent Residential or Outdoor Programs
H.B. 769
Requires registration and licensure of alternative adolescent residential or outdoor programs. Allows provisional licensing and requires background checks for certain employees and managers. Directs the department of labor and industry to adopt rules regarding...

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KYSigned into law 03/2007P-12No Pass No Drive
H.B. 32
Deletes the requirement that a local school district operate an alternative education program prior to the revocation of a student's operator's license, intermediate license, or instruction permit; requires that the application of any minor under the age of 18...

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MSSigned into law 03/2007P-12Alternative Education Authority
S.B. 2338
Directs the state board to promulgate guidelines for alternative school programs which provide broad authority to school boards of local school districts to establish alternative education programs to meet the specific needs of the school district.
http://bil...

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WYSigned into law 02/2007P-12Extended Day & Summer School Programs, Distance Learning/Virtual University & Finance - Alternative Education Updates
H.B. 115
Requires the state superintendent of public instruction to review at-risk program strategies funded under the block grant model, specifically including alternative schools and imposes a moratorium on new alternative schools recognized under the model during th...

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TNSigned into law 06/2006P-12Goals for Alternative Education Schools
S.B. 2723
Requires state board of education curriculum for alternative schools to stress student success and removes language concerning alternative schools that is penal in nature; establishes an advisory council on alternative education.
http://www.legislature.state.t...

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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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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12School Improvement Rating for Alternative Schools
H.B. 7087 (Section 47)

Alternative schools that provide dropout-prevention and academic-intervention services pursuant to s. 1003.53 shall receive a school-improvement rating. The school-improvement rating must identify schools as having one of the following ratings: (a) "Improving...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12School Performance Grades
H.B. 7087 (Section 45)
Makes revisions to school grade provisions, such as the inclusion of information for students receiving a special diploma and grades for K-3 and alternative schools.

Each school that has students who are tested and included in the school grading system, excep...

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KYSigned into law 04/2006P-12Behavior Which Constitutes a Threat
H.B. 688
Relates to expelled or suspended students. Defines "behavior which constitutes a threat" (and as such, allows a board to place a student in a state-funded agency program) as including assault, battery or abuse of others; the threat of force; being under the in...

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NCSigned into law 08/2005P-12
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Alternative schools
H.B. 1076
AN ACT to direct the state board of education to adopt standards for alternative learning programs, and to require local boards of education to develop proposals that are submitted to the State Board of education before establishing any alternative learning pr...

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CASigned into law 07/2005P-12Options for Expelled Students
A.B. 110 --Expulsion Section
Governing boards that expel pupils must provide access to an educational program for those students. Such a program may be operated by the school district, the county superintendent of schools, or a consortium of districts or in joint agreement with the county...

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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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TNSIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 05/2005P-12Alternative Schools Okay for Younger Students
H.B. 1938
Allows local boards of education to establish evening alternative schools for students in grades six (age 11) through twelve (6-12). Previous provision allowed alternative schools only for students over 16. http://tennessee.gov/sos/acts/104/pub/pc0200.pdf...

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WVSigned into law 05/2005P-12Alternative Education
H.B. 3018
House Bill 3018 includes provisions relating to alternative education programs and the Mountaineer Challenge Academy. Attendees of both are given an extra year to graduate or pass the General Education Degree (GED) tests, subject to federal law. Additionally, ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2005P-12Resolution Urging Greater Funding of Alternative Schools
H.J.R. 116
Urges the Governor to include increased funding for alternative education programs in the 2005-06 General Appropriations Act. Currently, LEAs are required to have at least one alternative school in grades 7-12. Link to fiscal note summary: http://www.legislatu...

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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-12
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Community College
Conditions Not Requiring Certification
S.B. 1044 (sections 16-17)
States that teacher certification requirements do not apply to persons teaching concurrent credit courses or advanced placement courses who: (i) Are employed by a postsecondary institution; (ii) Meet the qualification requirements of that institution or the d...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004P-12Compulsory School Age; Alternative Education
S.B. 2918
Increases the compulsory school age from 16 to 17 years of age, with exceptions. Provides that certain provisions that apply to truant officers apply to the regional superintendent of schools or his designee in a school district that does not have a truant off...

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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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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004P-12Alternative Education Programs
H.B. 7722
Each school district is required to adopt a plan to create alternative education programs to educate students who are removed from the classroom because of a suspension of more than ten (10) days or who are chronically truant. The plan must be adopted by the s...

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COEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2004P-12Accountability for Alternative Campuses
1 CCR 301-57
Clarifies rules regarding the administration of accountability for alternative campuses and processes for being designated an alternative campus. http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeboard/brdbook/2004/JULY%202004/VIII-A-1as.pdf...

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NCSigned into law 07/2004P-12Alternative Learning Program Funding
H.B. 1455 and 1456
Implements the recommendation of the house interim committee on providing an appropriate education for students on long-term suspension to direct the state board of education to develop and recommend a funding formula for alternative learning programs and alte...

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CAVetoed 07/2004P-12Regional Occupational Program: Pupil Eligibility
S.B. 1591
Provides that a pupil who will attain the age of 16 years during the school year may be admitted to a regional occupational center or program. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/sen/sb_1551-1600/sb_1591_bill_20040624_enrolled.html
Veto message: http://www.gove...

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OHSigned into law 06/2004P-12Child Released from Custody
H.B. 106
Requires that upon a child's discharge or release from the custody of the Department of Youth Services certain records pertaining to the child be released to the superintendent of the school district in which the child is entitled to attend school; specifies t...

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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-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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MSSigned into law 05/2004P-12No Child Left Behind Act
H.B. 657
Authorizes local school boards to expand federal No Child Left Behind Act funds to pay for training, incentives and salary supplements to school district employees; authorizes the expending of moneys to reimburse licensed district employees for relocation expe...

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TNSigned into law 05/2004P-12Alternative Schools: Curriculum & Policies
S.J.R. 746
Concerns General Assembly, Directed Studies; directs the office of education accountability (with the asasistance of the state board and state department) to study and evaluate the quality of curriculums and policies and procedures relative to punishment utili...

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MSSigned into law 04/2004P-12Delinquent Child
H.B. 1500
Relates to a delinquent child; provides that a youth court must consider additional factors before entering a disposition order or placing the child in a training school; requires review of child's medical history, mental health records and school records; pro...

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COSigned into law 04/2004P-12Alternative Schools Under Accountability System
S.B. 83
The performance of alternative schools that qualify is to be measured under a different set of accountability indicators. Schools that serve a population that is more than 95% "at risk" as defined by the law must demonstrate baseline levels of and measurable a...

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WVSigned into law 03/2004P-12Providing For Safe Schools
H.B. 4037
Provides for safe schools through alternative education programs; provides certain juvenile justice records to public school officials....

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CAEmergency Rule Adoption 07/2003P-12Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM)
Title 5 CCR 1068 thru 1074
Establishes emergency rules concerning alternative schools accountability model. CALIFORNIA REG 15452 (SN)
http://ccr.oal.ca.gov/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=125942&E22=Title%205&E23=1068&E24=&infobase=ccr&querytemplate=%261.%20Go%20to%20a%20Specific%20Sectio...

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NCSigned into law 06/2003P-12
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Innovative Education Initiatives Act
S.B. 656
Creates the Innovative Education Initiatives Act to develop cooperative efforts between secondary schools and institutions of higher education to reduce dropout rates, increase high school and college graduation rates and decrease the need for higher education...

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TXSigned into law 06/2003P-12Alternative Education Programs
H.B. 1314
Relates to placement of certain students in alternative education programs....

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LASigned into law 05/2003P-12Expulsion Provisions for Students Found Guilty of Certain Drug Charges
H.B. 639
States that mandatory minimum 24-month expulsion of any student age 16 or older, or mandatory minimum 12-month expulsion of student under age 16 in grades six through 12, who is found guilty of possession of, or knowledge of and intentional distribution of, or...

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MDSigned into law 05/2003P-12Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program
H.B. 490
Makes juvenile justice alternative education pilot program a permanent, non-pilot program. Specifies that the juvenile justice alternative education program is for students who are suspended, expelled, identified as candidates for being suspended or expelled,...

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OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12Schools
S.B. 801
Prohibits the state board from providing funding to an alternative education program that does not receive a recommendation for continued funding in the evaluation provided for in this subsection. Any school district not receiving such a recommendation for co...

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COSigned into law 05/2002P-12Alternative Education Campuses
S.B. 94
Requires state board to establish criteria and application process for a school to be designated an alternative education campus. Mandates that criteria and application process include specified components. Permits charter school meeting criteria to be designa...

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LASigned into law 04/2002P-12Age to Attend Alternative Or Voc-Ed Programs
H.B. 21A
Lowers age for when certain students may attend alternative education or vocational-technical education programs; provides relative to attendance of certain students in BESE-approved adult education programs. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/021ES/CVT5/OU...

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WVSigned into law 03/2002P-12Zero Tolerance, Alternative Education
S.B. 4
Defines terms; expands defined terms to include definitions for alternative education and dangerous student; sale of narcotics and possession of deadly weapons and controlled substances on educational facility premises, vehicles and at school-sponsored functio...

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WASigned into law 03/2002P-12National Guard Youth Challenge Program
H.B. 1646
Relates to alternative educational service providers that the school district may contract with; includes the state national guard youth challenge program; grants number of highschool credits based on the students' level of academic proficiency as measured by ...

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OHSigned into law 11/2001P-12Contracts, Provisions for Alternative Schools
H.B. 196
Permits school districts that establish certain alternative schools to contract with nonprofit or for profit entities to operate those schools; provides that teachers employed by those entities may be licensed in the same manner as employees of nontax supporte...

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CAVetoed 09/2001P-12School district superintendents and suspension policy
A.B. 177
Authorizes a school district superintendent or designee, if he or she chooses to extend a suspension, to address the academic needs of the pupil by transferring the pupil to an alternative school placement for remedial instruction or, to the extent feasible, p...

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ORSigned into law 06/2001P-12Private Alternative Education Programs
S.B. 258
Allows State Board of Education to establish standards for private alternative education programs; specifies what is included in school district annual evaluation of private alternative education programs....

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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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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12False alarms, Threats
H.B. 1088
Relates to the placement in an alternative education program or expulsion of a public school student who makes a false alarm or report or a terroristic threat....

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NCSigned into law 05/2001P-12Programs for Short-Term Suspensions
S.B. 71
Establishes a pilot program under which participating local school administrative units place all students who are on short-term out-of-school suspension in alternative learning programs....

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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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VASigned into law 05/2001P-12Age-Appropriate Education Programs
S.B. 1144
Creates optional age-appropriate education programs for students in grades K-5 who require guidance, supervision and discipline in a structured learning environment and who need to be redirected toward appropriate classroom decorum and acceptable personal beha...

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VASigned into law 03/2001P-12Suspension, Expulsion, Alternative Programs
H.B. 2512
Reorganizes the student discipline statutes and moves some sections to other articles of Title 22.1. Requires division superintendents, in making recommendations for expulsion for violations other than those involving weapons or drugs, to consider various fact...

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Changing the Rules for School Discipline
S.B. 852
Revises the definition of suspension; revises data used to determine school's performance grade category; revises information required to be included in student code of conduct; specifies types of drills and emergencies for which district school boards are req...

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MSSigned into law 05/2000P-12Suspension, Expulsion, Alternative Education
H.B. 776
Clarifies the authority of school superintendents, principals and school boards to suspend, expel, or change the placement of pupils for conduct that renders a pupil's presence in the classroom detrimental to the school's educational environment or the best in...

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OKSigned into law 05/2000P-12Alternative Education Expands to Include Middle Schoolers
S.B. 901
Contingent upon the provision of appropriated funds designated for such purpose, all school districts in the state providing alternative education programs shall expand the programs to include middle school grade students. ...

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MESigned into law 04/2000P-12Alternative Education
H.B. 1420
Public Law No. 683, (LD 2027); Encourages public school alternative education programs; requires school alliance to set consistent standards for regional public school choice programs; provides that shared service agreements between schools may include alterna...

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Alternative Education Plan Compliance
H.B. 1468
Provides that a student who has been granted an Alternative Education Plan and fails to comply with the condition of the plan shall be in violation of attendance laws; authorizes the Division Superintendent or Attendance Officer of the school division in which...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Special Education, Alternative Education
H.B. 114
Relates to elementary and secondary education; changes certain provisions regarding special instructional assistance programs for students with developmental deficiencies; provides for the application of mandatory education requirements to children between age...

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Alternative Education
H.B. 188
Clarifies that regional pilot projects for alternative education are designed for elementary as well as middle and high school students; directs the Department of Education to issue a request for proposals for regional pilot projects for selected alternative e...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Alternative Schools for Suspended Students
H.B. 1187
In-school suspension and alternative schools have been combined to create alternative programs. In-school suspension may be included as a type of alternative program. The Office of Educational Accountability determines what is an acceptable performance of alte...

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