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From the ECS State Policy Database
Desegregation


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State Status/Date Level Summary
MNSigned into law 07/2011P-12Prohibits Segregation
H.F. 26
Stipulates that students should not be separated by socioeconomic, demographic, ethnic or racial differences. States that Minnesota will offer a diverse and nondiscriminatory educational experience.(Article 2, Sec 42)
http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS87...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011P-12Oversight of Desegregation Funds
H.B. 1878
Provides oversight of and accountability for state desegregation funding received and expended by the Pulaski County School Districts.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Acts/Act701.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 02/2009P-12Accountability and Efficiency
H.B. 1222
Ensures continued accountability and efficiency for school districts involved in desegregation litigation.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Bills/HB1222.pdf...

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NESigned into law 04/2008P-12Learning Communities, Telecommunication Services
L.B. 1154
From the fiscal note: LB 1154 pertains to learning communities. Section 8 changes the requirements for transportation of students in a learning community. Free transportation is to be provided to a student contributing to the socioeconomic diversity of enrollm...

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IASigned into law 04/2008P-12Desegregation and Diversity Plans
H.F. 2164
Relates to voluntary diversity or court-ordered school desegregation plans under the state's open enrollment law. Deletes provision that "court-ordered desegregation, minority and nonminority pupil ratios shall be maintained according to the desegregation plan...

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ARSigned into law 04/2008P-12School Desegregation
H.B. 1003A
Amends provisions concerning school desegregation funding and litigation costs; extends the time period within which a school district must be declared unitary or at least partially unitary to be eligible for reimbursement.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproo...

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AZVetoed 06/2007P-12Choice, Desegregation
H.B. 2119
Relates to open enrollment for students in schools ordered to desegregate. ...

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NESigned into law 05/2007P-12Division of a Learning Community into Separate Education Centers
L.B. 641
Pertains to Class V school districts. (Omaha Public Schools is only class V district as of bill passage.) Provides for the division of a learning community into separate education centers and establishes procedures. Replaces the requirement for Class V school ...

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MNSigned into law 05/2007P-12Multiracial Diversity
H.F. 2245 [Multiracial Diversity]
Authorizes a school district to apply to the commissioner for a waiver from the requirement to maintain racial balance within a district school if the racial imbalance in that school results from: (1) The enrollment of protected multiracial students and the pr...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Full-Day Kindergarten Planning Grants and Desegregation Grant
S.B. 2107 - Part B, Section 38
Authorizes the commissioner to award grants to districts that operated half-day kindergarten programs in the 2006-2007 school year, and that will continue to operate such half-day programs in the 2007-2008 school year, to plan for conversion to full-day kinder...

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IAAdopted 02/2007P-12Student Assignments May Not Be Based Solely or Primarily on Race
IAC 281-17.2(282), 17.6(2), 281-17.14(282), 17.14(1) through 17.14(5)
These amendments are in response to the June 28, 2007, decision of the United States Supreme Court that student assignments may not be based solely or primarily on race. Thus, under the amended rules, eligible school districts will still be able to deny open e...

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AZVetoed 04/2005P-12School Finance
H.B. 2498
Provides restrictions on desegregation funds for districts that, as of June 30, 2005, were under desegregation orders or an administrative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights directed toward remediating alleged or proven r...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Finance
H.B. 2497
Replaces the biennial reporting requirements for desegregation districts with an annual report that lists specific items to be reported on a district-wide and school-by-school basis beginning in FY 2006-07.  Districts that become subject to a court order or ad...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Desegregation Lawsuit Resolution Task Force
S.B. 974
Creates the Arkansas Public School Desegregation Lawsuit Resolution Task Force to serve with the members of the Desegregation Litigation Oversight Subcommittee. Requires the task force to (1) Study methods of bringing a final resolution to desegregation litiga...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Desegregation Litigation
H.B. 2701
Allows the Desegregation Litigation Oversight Subcommittee to conduct a comprehensive feasibility study to facilitate a final resolution of the various desegregation cases in the state to which the state of Arkansas or its officers are a party. Authorizes the ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Closure of Isolated Schools
H.B. 1289
Allows a school district to close an isolated school or part thereof following an annexation or consolidation. Specifies that the state board may approve a motion to close such a school if the closure is in the best interest of the students in the school distr...

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CAVetoed--in Senate to unfinished business 10/2004P-12Grant Joint Union High School District
S.B. 1271
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for costs mandated by the state and incurred by a local agency or school district to implement a new program or higher level of service. Existing law creates certai...

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MASigned into law 07/2004P-12
Postsec.
School Building Assistance Program
H.B. 4978
Relates to the School Building Assistance Program; provides for grants, investments, trusts and bonds; creates the School Building Authority; provides for children with disabilities; prohibits racial desegregation; provides for public-private partnerships, cha...

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IAAdopted 06/2004P-12Open Enrollment
281 IAC 17.2 thru .14 (non seq)
Codifies open enrollment policies and procedures from the department's guidelines and decisions. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Rules/2004/iac/281iac/28117/28117.pdf...

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ALSigned into law 03/2004P-12Brown v Board of Education Anniversary Commission
S.J.R. 32
Amended S.J.R. 16 (Act 2003-500, 2003 2nd Sp. Sess) that related to the Alabama Interim Brown versus Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission, members increased, authority expanded, dissolution date extended to January 1, 2005. http://alisdb.legislature....

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ALSigned into law 09/2003P-12Brown v Board of Education Anniversary Commission
S.J.R. 16
Creates to the Alabama Interim Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Brown v. Board of Education Advisory Commission
A.B. 648
Establishes the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Advisory Commission. Requires the commission to develop community and educational awareness programs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of ...

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ALBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 06/2003P-12Segregation of Schools By Race
H.B. 587
Proposes an amendment to the Constitution; removes references to segregation of schools by race; repeals section relating to poll taxes. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp?SESSION=1026...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Desegregation and Funding Concerns in Open Enrollment Program
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Specifies that the superintendent of a district subject to voluntary or court-ordered desegregation may not deny a request for transfer under the state's open enrollment policy if the request for transfer is submitted to the district before January 1 of the pr...

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AZSigned into law 04/2002P-12Capital Outlay Revenue Limits and District Desegregation Activities
H.B. 2550
Sets limits to amount that local board may budget outside of the capital outlay revenue limit. Requires districts pursuing desegregation voluntarily or under mandate to report to the department biennially on desegregation expenditures, activities and documente...

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INSigned into law 03/2002P-12District Review of Programs to Consider Consequences of Tracking, Ability Grouping or Screening of Students by Test Results
S.B. 292
Requires every district to review district's programs to judge if district's practices of separating students by ability, placing students into educational tracks, or using test results to screen students result in the systematic separation of students by race...

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ORSigned into law 06/2001P-12Urban Boundaries and Inclusions
H.B. 2976
Requires local government to amend urban growth boundary if analysis finds actual housing types and densities insufficient for next 20 years; requires inclusion of certain school facilities, parks and open spaces....

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Court Ordered Desegregation
H.B. 2238
Requires school districts involved in court ordered desegregation to comply with zoning requirements within 90 days after release from the court order....

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MNSigned by governor 05/2000P-12Funding for Desegregation Initiatives
H.B. 3800
Requires a district to submit a budget each year detailing the cost of its desegregation/integration plan before receiving integration revenue. For Minneapolis, St Paul, or Duluth, these requirements apply only to revenue which exceeds the amount received by t...

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