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From the ECS State Policy Database
Demographics--Enrollments


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
SDTo governor 03/2013P-12Exempts Certain Low Enrollment School Districts from Reorganizing Requirement
S.B. 96
Amends §13-6-97 to include exempting any school district that is a part of a consortium of school districts exercising joint powers or intergovernmental cooperation in education, provided that any such joint powers agreement or intergovernmental cooperation ag...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011P-12Residency
S.B. 1141
Requires public schools to obtain documentation of Arizona residency for pupils enrolled in their schools. Chapter 205
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/50leg/1r/bills/sb1141s.pdf...

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MESigned into law 03/2010P-12Residence of Student Not Residing with Legal Parent/Guardian
S.B. 588 - Sec. 1
Provides that a student who is placed by the state department of health and human services with an adult who is not the parent or legal guardian is considered a resident of either the school administrative unit where the student resides or the school administr...

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AZVetoed 05/2008P-12Enrollment
H.B. 2039
Provides that a school district or charter school shall place multiple birth siblings who are enrolled in the same school and who are in the same grade level in the same classroom if they meet the eligibility requirements of the class or in separate classrooms...

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SDSigned into law 02/2008P-12Enrollment
S.B. 21
Revises certain provisions related to the local school district interstate enrollment options program.
http://www.ecs.org/html/offsite.asp?document=http://legis.state.sd.us/index.aspx...

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ILAdopted 09/2006P-12Highly Qualified Teachers, P.E. and Denial of Enrollment
23 IAC 1.77, .242, .420, .430, .720
New section (p 243 of 405 http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/register/register_volume30_issue41.pdf) institutes a requirement that districts electronically report information used in determining whether teachers can be considered "highly quali...

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NCSigned into law 06/2006P-12Students Considered Domiciled
H.B. 1074
Clarifies the procedure for admitting children to the public schools and specifies conditions upon which certain students are considered domiciled within a local administrative unit.
http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2005/Bills/House/HTML/H1074v6.html...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12District Financial Reports
S.B. 2272 - Section 14-15
Directs each local board to annually develop, maintain, and distribute a financial report. Provides that the objective of the financial report shall be to facilitate public access to a variety of information and statistics relating to the education funding re...

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KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12Districts with Extraordinary Declining Enrollment
S.B. 549 - Section 4
Defines 'extraordinary declining enrollment' as a district enrollment which has declined during the preceding three school years at a rate of at least 5% per year or by at least 50 students per year, whichever is greater. Bars the board of any district with e...

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SDSigned into law 03/2006P-12Definition of Enrolled Student
H.B. 1079, H.B. 1176
Adds a new section. A student is enrolled if:
(1) The student is less than twenty-one years of age on the first day of July or the student is twenty-one years of age or older and is admitted to the school district pursuant to § 13-28-8; and
(2) The student ha...

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MISigned into law 10/2005P-12
Postsec.
Postsecondary enrollment options
H.B. 4143
Establishes a postsecondary enrollment options program for certain students enrolled in Michigan schools; to prescribe certain duties of public schools; to prescribe certain powers and duties of certain state departments, officials, and agencies; and to repeal...

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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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TXSigned into law 06/2005P-12Tampering with Residency for Enrollment
H.B. 126
Makes it a Class C Misdemeanor penalty for tampering with a governmental record establishing residency for enrollment in a public school. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/tlo/textframe.cmd?LEG=79&SESS=R&CHAMBER=H&BILLTYPE=B&BILLSUFFIX=00126&VERSION=5&TYP...

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MTSigned into law 04/2005P-12SCHOOL DISTRICT TUITION LAWS
H.B. 83
AN ACT REVISING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TUITION LAWS; REQUIRING THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION TO PAY TUITION FOR CHILDREN WHO ATTEND SCHOOL OUTSIDE OF THE DISTRICT OF RESIDENCE BECAUSE OF PLACEMENT IN FOSTER CARE OR A GROUP HOME; ELIMINATING THE REQUIRE...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Procedures for Conducting the School Enrollment Census
S.B. 1044 (section 18)
Modifies procedures for conducting the school enrollment census. Requires school census to reflect students transferring into or out of the school from October 1 to September 30th of the following school year, rather than from October 1 to the end of the same...

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MD(H) THIRD READING PASSED (131-0) 04/2005P-12Children in State-Supervised Care - Transfer of Educational Records
S.B. 426
Requiring a placement agency responsible for a child in State-supervised care, or the agency's designee, to provide notice to a public school or a specified nonpublic school regarding the enrollment or imminent enrollment of a child in State-supervised care; r...

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MTSigned into law 03/2005P-12School District Enrollment
S.B. 359
Revise statutes related to school district enrollment and calculation; provides for tuition to be paid for a nonresident public school student who reaches the age of 18 during the school year.


http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/2005/billhtml/SB0359.htm...

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NDSigned into law 03/2005P-12Student Residency Requirements
S.B. 2033
Concerns enrollment and provision of services to elementary and high school students placed by out- of-state agencies or entities; relates to elementary and high school student residency determinations.

http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/59-2005/bill-text/FAD...

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KSSigned into law 03/2005P-12School Enrollment in Districts with Armed Forces Bases
H.B. 2059
Relates to enrollment. For this purpose, defines "pupils" as students who are dependents of a fulltime active duty member of the military service or miliary reserve who are engaged in mobilizing for war, international peacekeeping missions, national emergency,...

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SDSigned into law 03/2005P-12Cross Border Education Contracts
H.B. 1149
Allows the Department of Education to enter into certain enrollment agreements with the State of North Dakota; compensates certain school districts for lost revenue due to the agreements. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2005/bills/HB1149enr.pdf...

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NJSigned into law 02/2005Postsec.
Community College
Student Active Duty Re Enrollment Refund
S.B. 532
Provides for re-enrollment right or refund of fees for student in public institutions of higher education who is called to active duty for certain military operations....

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DESigned into law 07/2004P-12Charter Schools
S.B. 275
Current law requires that the State Auditor perform two audits of each charter school's enrollment each spring. This legislation discontinues that wasteful practice and, instead, provides each school district with certificates from each charter school regardin...

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MSSigned into law 05/2004P-12Adequate Education Program
H.B. 741
Relates to Adequate Education Program; deletes repealer on high growth school district formula.

If during the year for which adequate education program funds are appropriated, any school district experiences a three percent (3%) or greater increase in avera...

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LASigned into law 05/2004Postsec.Advertising for Master Plan Goals
S.B. 629
Adds promotion of Master Plan goals to the Board of Regents authority to advertise and specifies postsecondary learning centers to advertise; relates to increasing the number of other race students enrolled in a public institution of higher learning....

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TNSigned into law 05/2004P-12Residency When Custodial Parents Span Districts
S.B. 3305
Requires the state board to formulate policy for attendance and transfer of students whose custodial parents reside in two local education agencies....

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OHSigned into law 08/2003P-12Attendance out of District
H.B. 3--313.64 (H)
If parents relocate, but the student was enrolled at the end of the first full week of October, the student may continue to attend schools in the district. Parents must provide written notification to the superintendent of each of the two districts, and the d...

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TNSigned into law 05/2003P-12Fraudulent Enrollment
S.B. 396
Prohibits out-of-district or out-of-state enrollment within a school system. Restitution for out-of-district or out-of-state enrollment would be based on an amount equal to the local per pupil expenditure for students identified by the Tennessee department of...

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NDSigned into law 05/2003P-12School District Planning
S.B. 2421 (First of Four New Sections)
School district demographics - Long-term planning process.
1. Between January first and June thirtieth of every even-numbered year, the board of each school district is to invite the public to participate in a planning process addressing the effects that demog...

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WASigned into law 04/2003P-12Expanding Residency
H.B. 1470
Expands "residency" for purposes of attending Washington public schools. Any child who is of school age and otherwise eligible, residing
in a home that is located in Idaho but that has a Washington address for the purposes of the United States postal service...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12Enrollment Growth Program Units
S.B. 231
Changes the calculation for determining enrollment growth program units. http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/03%20Regular/FinalVersions/senate/SB0231.html...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12Public School Finance
H.B. 169
Relates to public school finance; changes the calculation for determining enrollment growth program units. http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/03%20Regular/FinalVersions/house/HB0169.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 03/2003P-12Student Residency
H.B. 1155
The legislative council shall consider studying, during the 2003-04 interim, the criteria by which a student's school district of residence is established and whether that criteria correctly assigns both benefits and responsibilities to the appropriate school ...

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ARSigned into law 02/2003P-12Public School Enrollment Documents
H.B. 1007
Adds military identification cards to the list of documents acceptable for public school enrollment. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB1007.pdf...

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MDSigned into law 07/2002P-12Enrollment Count Review Committee
S.B. 856
Requires department to gather a committee of interested stakeholders to examine specified issues related to enrollment counts to ensure that the new school finance system, which is based on the number of pupils in each district, accurately reflects the workloa...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
Community College
Student Withdrawal Due to Active Military Service
S.B. 1090
Requires rules and policies by district school boards, community college district boards of trustees, and university boards of trustees relating to student withdrawal from courses due to call to, or enlistment in, active military service; provides that academi...

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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12Proving Age of Child for School Enrollment
S.B. 2225
Specifies which documents may prove date of child's birth for purposes of enrollment in kindergarten or grade 1; is to be repealed on July 1, 2003....

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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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IASigned into law 04/2002P-12Various Modifications
S.B. 2259
Allows nonresident pupil's participation in extracurricular activities pursuant to a court-ordered decree or order of custody. Modifies tuition reimbursement payment by school districts under the postsecondary enrollment options act. Includes nonpublic schools...

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TNSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Attending Across State Lines
S.B. 2865, HsB. 2639
Allows non-resident of county contiguous to Tennessee in another state to enroll in college or university (without tuition) despite presence of teacher college in another state of equal distance from residence or non-resident. Present law allows the waiver fo...

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VASigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Foreign Student Withdrawals
H.B. 364
Directs the governing board of each public two or four year institutions of higher education to develop and implement a procedure for reporting withdrawals of students attending the relevant institution pursuant to a student visa granted by the Immigration and...

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WVSigned into law 03/2002P-12Attending Outside the District
H.B. 4428
Relates to the counting of students in net enrollment when the transfer of students between counties is effectuated without the agreement of both boards by official action as reflected in the minutes of their respective meetings....

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12
Postsec.
Increasing Postsecondary Enrollment
H.B. 400
Pilot program to provide to prospective students in three areas of the state with the highest number of students who do not attend institutions of higher education, as determined by the board, information related to enrollment in public or private or independe...

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NMSigned into law 03/2001P-12Denial of Admission
H.B. 151, HB 16
Amends Section 22-1-4: Requires local school boards to adopt rules pertaining to grounds for denial of enrollment or re-enrollment at schools within their school district. A formal hearing and appeals process must be implemented by local school boards to add...

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UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12Growth in Student Population Account
H.B. 273
Relates to the Education Protection Funding Program; creates the Growth in Student Population Restricted Account within the Uniform School Fund; allows monies from the account to be used by school districts to address the anticipated surge in student growth; a...

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LASigned into law 04/2000P-12Enrollment of Foster Children
S.B. 24A
Relates to school attendance; specifies that city and parish school boards must have a policy to place and educate foster children and may not deny enrollment to a child because he or she is in foster care....

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NMSigned into law 03/2000P-12Denial of Enrollment
H.B. 46
Relates to conditions under which local school boards may deny a student's enrollment or re-enrollment....

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