|IL||Signed into law 08/2014||P-12||Shared Services Contracts for Student Transportation|
Directs the state board to study shared services contracts for student transportation in the state, as well as the opportunity for increased savings for future shared services contracts. Requires the state board to report its findings to the general assembly b...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||District and School Group Purchasing for Materials and Supplies|
Defines "school district purchasing cooperative". Authorizes any public school district or public school to participate in a school district purchasing cooperative for the purchase of materials, equipment, and supplies through contracts submitted to the school...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Early Childhood Center Participation in Cooperative Purchasing Agreements|
Authorizes certain early childhood learning centers to participate in cooperative purchasing agreements. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=913683&n=SB598%20Act%20498...
|LA||Passed 05/2014||P-12||Joint-Use Agreements|
Requests the department of education to conduct a survey on the number of joint-use agreements in the state and the barriers that prevent schools and governing entities from entering into joint-use agreements. Directs the department to issue a report to the le...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Funding For Energy Efficiency In Schools|
Increases the availability of funds for school districts to invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements by:
1) Specifically including solar thermal and water-saving technologies, in addition to solar photovoltaic, among the types of projects ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Repealing Provisions re: Best Financial Management Practices for Districts|
H.B. 7031 - Repealing Provisions re: Best Financial Management Practices for Districts
Section 76: Repeals provisions related to best financial management practices reviews for school districts. According to the bill analysis, "The entire best practices review was contingent upon funding. The Legislature has not funded the program since 2002."
|PA||Adopted 03/2014||P-12||A Study of the Feasibility and Cost-effectiveness of Merging Public School District Health Care Plans|
Directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study relating to the feasibility and cost- effectiveness of merging public school district health care plans.
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Flexibility With Building Maintenance Funds|
Allows, for the period July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, only, one-third of the current fiscal year's amount of local maintenance match moneys normally required to be allocated for the maintenance and repair of student-occupied buildings to be spent on othe...
|OH||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Amending Straight A Program|
2013 H.B. 59 created the Straight A program to provide competitive grants to districts and specified other entities for projects intended to achieve advancement in one or more goals, including student achievement, spending reduction in the five-year fiscal for...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Additional Funding Units|
Creates a new factor in the public school funding formula that generates units for school districts with fewer than 200 students provided the district has implemented practices to reduce scale inefficiencies, including shared service agreements with regional e...
|TX||Adopted 09/2013||P-12||District Financial Accountability Ratings|
19 TAC 109.1002
The Texas Education Agency proposes an amendment to s.109.1002, concerning the financial accountability rating system. The section establishes indicators applicable to school district financial accountability ratings. The proposed amendment would make clarific...
|NJ||Vetoed 08/2013||P-12||County-Wide School District Purchasing Systems|
Bill text: Allows counties, under certain circumstances, to create a county-wide school district purchasing system for food and custodial services. Requires school districts that currently use or are seeking to use private contractors for food and custodial se...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Local Budgetary Flexibility|
Eliminates many of the limitations on the transfer of funds between funding allotment categories, allowing local school administrative units (LEAs) more flexibility to move monies. The following limitations will remain:
ˇ Funds for children with disabilities,...
|NY||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Disposal of Surplus Computer Equipment to Schools and Other Entities|
From bill summary: Provides three-year extension to provisions permitting the disposal of surplus computer equipment by political subdivisions to schools, libraries, and other not-for-profit organizations. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12|
|Golden State Financial Marketplace Program or GS $Mart Program|
S.B. 71 - Golden State Financial Marketplace Program or GS $Mart Program
From bill summary: Establishes the Golden State Financial Marketplace Program or GS $Mart Program (program). Authorizes the department of general services to structure, administer, and maintain the program, the state's centralized financing program available f...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||K-12 School Energy Resource Efficiency|
Directs each school district and charter school to ensure that each project for a new or substantially renovated building or structure is designed and constructed to the highest energy efficiency standards practicable, including but not limited to the federal ...
|AK||Passed 05/2013||P-12||Task Force on Sustainable Education|
Task Force on Sustainable Education is established for the purpose of examining the efficiency and effectiveness of public education delivery in the state, including
the ability of the state's public schools to prepare students for various rewarding careers ...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Deleting References to Inactive or Underutilized Programs|
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...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Annual District Efficiency Audits|
Requires the Legislative Division of Post Audit to conduct three school district efficiency audits each fiscal year.
|AL||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||School Start Dates|
S.B. 318 - School Start Dates
From K-12 appropriations bill: Establishes legislative intent that local school systems be permitted to develop flexible school terms extending over the school year including late school start dates. School systems are encouraged to use late school dates to re...
|NY||Issued 04/2012||P-12||Establishing the New NY Education Reform Commission|
E.O. No. 44
Establishes the New NY Education Reform Commission to provide guidance and advice to the governor on education policy, performance, and innovation. Directs the commission to study the best national and international public education models and best practices t...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||School District Consortium to Increase Purchasing Power|
H.B. 5101 - School District Consortium to Increase Purchasing Power
Requires each local board to enter into an interlocal agreement to establish the School District Consortium to maximize the purchasing power for goods and services. Provides a consortium may be statewide or regional, as appropriate to achieve the lowest cost.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Expenditures and Reports on Instructional Spending|
Requires each local school board to report annually to the Board of Education the percentage of its annual operating budget allocated to instructional costs. The Board of Education shall include this information in the annual School Performance Report Card for...
|TX||Adopted 10/2011||P-12||Financial Accountability Ratings|
19 TAC 109.1002
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) proposes an amendment to s.109.1002, concerning the financial accountability rating system. The section establishes indicators applicable to school district financial accountability ratings. The proposed amendment would update ...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Highly Efficient and Highly Effective Schools|
H.B. 153 - Highly Efficient and Highly Effective Schools
Directs the department to develop standards for determining, from existing data, the amount of annual operating expenditures for classroom instructional purposes and for nonclassroom purposes for each school district, each community school that is not an inter...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||More Efficiency and Effectiveness|
H.B. 153 - More Efficiency and Effectiveness
Directs the department of education to develop a system to rank all districts, community schools and STEM schools according to: (1) performance index score for district/community school/STEM school and for each separate building of such; (2) Student performanc...
|NC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011||P-12||School Calendar Pilot Program|
H.B. 200 - School Calendar Pilot Program
Directs the state board to establish a school calendar pilot program in the Wilkes County Schools, the Montgomery County Schools, and the Stanly County Schools, to determine whether and to what extent a local school administrative unit can save money by consol...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Collaboration, City and District Operations|
Permits a city and a special school district with coterminous boundaries to specify by contract that city funding for the district shall be used half for district operations and half for issuance of bonds and, upon agreement of the city legislative body and th...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Process for Energy Service Companies Contracting with Maine Schools|
Removes provisions of law that allow school administrative units to use a process other than a competitive bid process in selecting energy service providers for the design, installation, operation, maintenance and financing of energy conservation or combined e...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Eliminates Certains Programs/Changes Pupil Count Day/District Transparency|
H.B. 4325 - K-12 Provisions
From Legislative Staff Summary: Eliminates middle college grants and funding that provides districts additional funds for educating students of limited English-speaking ability. Eliminates language protecting Intermediate School District operational funding fr...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||School and Teacher Paperwork Reduction Act|
Directs the state board of education (SBE) to streamline the paperwork process and to alleviate unnecessary, duplicative paperwork. Requires the to permit all reports to be submitted electronically and adopt policies to consolidate and streamline application f...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Task Force on Creating Administrative Efficiencies|
Creates the Task Force on Creating Administrative Efficiencies until November 30, 2011. The seven-member task force must examine ways to reduce administrative costs and the impact on cost reductions on school district operations and student learning.
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Cap on District Expenditures on Administration|
Changes the cap on school district expenditures. School districts with more than 1,500 average daily attendance must not spend more than 5% of total expenditures on administration. Districts with more than 500 but less than 1,500 average daily attendance are c...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||District Management Efficiency Awards Program|
S.B. 2808 - Part B, Sec. 1
Creates the district management efficiency awards program. Directs the commissioner of education to develop a plan, in consultation with the secretary of state, to award competitive grants to districts for achieving school district management efficiencies. Ide...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2010||Postsec.||Higher Education Energy Conservation Measures|
Provides that any energy savings realized by constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina must remain available to the institution and a portion of those energy savings must be used for other energy conservation measures. http://www.ncga.state....
|RI||07/2010||P-12||Cooperative Service Among School Districts Act of 2010|
H.B. 7668, S.B. 2266
Establishes the Cooperative Service Among School Districts Act of 2010 to maximize both educational effectiveness and business services, to lead to cost savings. Defines "collaborative," "educational collaborative" "regional collaborative" as 501(c)(3) nonprof...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Statewide Purchasing System and Programs|
H.B. 7397, Article 13, Section 5
Authorizes the department of elementary and secondary education, with the department of administration, to implement a statewide purchasing system for all public schools, for the purchase of goods, supplies and services, including:
(1) General school sup...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Report Cards|
H.J.R. 4823 - Sec. 1 and 2
Suspends the requirement that the department of education provide printed copies of 2010 district and school report cards; Requires schools and school districts to provide parents with a link ot the report cards via email or other communication methods upon ce...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Interdistrict Cooperative Programs|
Authorizes creation of innovative interdistrict cooperative high school programs designed to provide interdisciplinary curriculum and instruction organized into subject-focused themes through alternative, online, work-based, experiential and field-based learni...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Financial Accountability|
H.B. 3 - Section 59 - Part III
Former law called for the creation of a single financial accountability rating system. New enactment directs the commissioner, in consultation with the comptroller, to develop separate financial accountability rating systems for districts and charter schools t...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Performance Review for Districts with High Poverty|
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 ...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12|
|Tax Credits for Small Wind Innovation|
Provides for the establishment of small wind innovation zones; provides for the applicability of tax credits; relates to a political subdivision of this state, including but not limited to a city, county, township, school district, community college, area educ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Finance|
Relates to achieving savings in education programs by revising provisions relating to diagnostic assessments, classified staff training, conditional scholarships, certain professional development programs, coordination for career and technical student organiza...
|SC||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||School District Staffing Flexibility|
Allows local school districts and special schools to transfer funds among appropriated revenues in order to ensure the delivery of academic and arts instruction; allows school districts suspend certain professional staffing ratios; negotiates salaries for reti...
|FL||Removed from Ballot 04/2008||P-12||65% Solution -- Money to Classrooms|
(BALLOT MEASURE 9.) Requires at least sixty-five percent of school funding received by school districts be spent on classroom instruction, rather than administration. Allows for differences in administrative expenditures by district. Provides the constitutiona...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School District Consolidation|
Allows a school administrative unit that is a municipality or school administrative district to combine with another school administrative district to create a larger school administrative district; permits public schools in the Lower Kennebec River area to ac...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School District Consolidation|
H.B. 685; LD 216
Allows a school administrative unit that is a municipality or school administrative district to combine with another school administrative district to create a larger school administrative district.
|IN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Allocation of Expenditures to Student Instruction|
S.B. 526 (omnibus) - Article 42.5
Creates new article in the education code, "Allocation of Expenditures to Student Instruction."
Chapter 1. Purposes and General Provisions
Chapter 2. Authority to Allocate Expenditures to Student Instruction and Learning
Authorizes school corporations to tak...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||School District Reorganization|
(Resolve) Provides for legislative review of portions of Chapter 28: Closing a School in the Unorganized Territory, a major substantive rule of the Department of Education....
|CO||Rejected by voters 11/2006||P-12||District Budget Requirements (65%) as Statute|
(REFERENDUM J; HB 06-1283) Creates the State Public School Expenditures Accountability Act. If approved, would amend state statutes to require districts to spend at least 65% of their operational expenditures on classroom instruction beginning in the 2007-08 s...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Statewide Purchasing System for Education Services and Products|
H.B. 6853; S.B. 2531
Directs the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, working with the Department of Administration, to establish a statewide purchasing system for products and services pertaining to public schools, which would include telecommunications, wireless ser...
|CO||Rejected by voters 06/2006||P-12||65% of School Budgets for Instruction|
Amendment 39 (H.B. 1283)
Proposes a constitutional amendment to require that in each state fiscal year a school district spend at least 65% of its operational expenditures on classroom instruction.
Creates the State Public School Expenditures Accountability Act; requires school distr...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||School Finance|
H.B. 867 - Section 20 (a) through (f)
Directs the commissioner of education to work with education administrators to study the actual costs of providing services to elementary and secondary pupils and, on or before January 30, 2007, to make a recommendation to the general assembly regarding weight...
|IL||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||Education Purchasing Program|
44 IAC 1110.10 thru .60
Authorizes the Education Purchasing Program. Designates the state board as the state education purchasing entity. States criteria on which certification of education purchasing contracts and/or statewide education master contracts will be based. Pages 566-576 ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Paperwork Reduction and Data Collection and Reporting Requirements|
H.B. 7087 (Section 11)
Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year: (a) Each district school board must designate a classroom teacher to serve as the teacher representative to speak on behalf of the district's teachers regarding paperwork and data collection reduction. (b) Each distric...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Financial Accountability|
H.B. 1 C (Sections 2.05; 2.09)
Requires the commissioner, in consultation with the comptroller, to develop and implement a financial accountability
rating system for school districts in this state that: (1) distinguishes among school districts based on levels of financial performance; and
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Resource Efficiency|
H.B. 1006 - Section 3
Section 3: Authorizes school corporations (districts) individually, in collaboration with other school corporations, and through the educational services centers to take action to reduce noninstructional expenditures and allocate the resulting savings to stude...
|TX||Issued 08/2005||P-12||Comprehensive financial accountability and reporting system|
Executive Order RP47
Directs the commissioner of education to create and implement a comprehensive financial accountability and reporting system to ensure transparency and fiscal efficiency in school district operations. The financial accountability and reporting system must incl...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Task Force on School District Administrative Efficiency|
H.B. 1021(multiple provisions)
Establishes the Task Force on School District Administrative Efficiency. The purpose of the Task Force (which expires December 31, 2006) is to determine how school administration and operations may be made more efficient through administrative reorganization a...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Staffing Ratios|
House Bill 2578 increases the ratios of professional and service personnel to students in net enrollment. The increases in the ratios of professional and service personnel per 1,000 students will be done in a manner that will reflect the greater need of counti...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Efficiency Review Program|
The bill requires school divisions to pay 25 percent of the cost of the school efficiency review in the fiscal year immediately following the completion of the final school efficiency review report. Provides for the Director of the Department of Planning and B...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School District Efficiency and Effectiveness Review|
Provision of budget bill. Directs the Office of Education Accountability to conduct an inventory and assessment of indicators that may be used to analyze financial, academic, and demographic data in order to evaluate school performance. The inventory and asses...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||School District Pilot Efficiency Reviews|
Concerns reviews of school districts, and, in connection therewith, requiring pilot efficiency reviews of a limited number of school districts to identify administrative savings that can be gained through best practices. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/c...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School District or Charter School Procurement|
Concerns school district and charter school procurement; concerns contracts for materials and services the governing board may authorize for purchase which do not comply with requirements of procurement rules adopted by the State Board of Education; specifies ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Contract Competitive Bids|
Amends existing law relating to school property to provide that certain contracts shall not be executed unless in cooperation with a cooperative agency or through a contract that has been competitively bid by the state of Idaho, one of its subdivisions, or an ...
|WV||to governor 03/2004||P-12||Indicators of Efficiency|
H.B. 4001 - Multiple Sections
Part of H.B. 4001 requires the state board to adopt and periodically review and update indicators of efficiency for use by the appropriate divisions within the department to ensure efficient management and utilization of resources in the public schools....
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||State Department of Education Staffing Audit|
Requires an audit of staffing needs of the Department of Education. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1108.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Public School Funding Act of 2003|
Relates to the Public School Funding Act of 2003; provides equitable funding to public schools; provides a system for monitoring public school expenditures; increases minimum teacher salaries; establishes a knowledge and skills-based pay system for teachers; p...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Student Assessment and Educational Accountability Act of 2004 - Finance|
S.B. 33 § 9
Adds Ark. Code 6-15-2001. The state department of education and the Division of Legislative Audit of the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee of the General Assembly are directed to develop a system for reviewing the financial management practices of school di...
|AR||Vetoed 04/2003||Postsec.||State Agency Paper Law|
Relates to the State Agency Paper Reduction Law; exempts information, brochures, and catalogs distributed by an institution of higher education to any prospective student from the Paper Reduction Law; requires the publication to contain information notifying t...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||State Board of Education and Paperwork|
Requires the State Board of Education to identify reports required from local school districts and to eliminate unnecessary reports and paperwork. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB1040.pdf...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Auditing Local Education Agencies|
Requires the Comptroller to review and monitor audits of local education agencies by independent auditors. Requires local education agencies to use certified public accountants for their audits from a directory approved by the Comptroller and to be in good sta...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Education Code Re-Write: Office of Inspector General Established|
According to a legislative summary, "The bill establishes the Office of Inspector General within the State Board of Education to be responsible for promoting accountability, efficiency and effectiveness and detecting fraud and abuse within school districts, co...
|OR||Vetoed 03/2002||P-12||Use of Grant Funds|
Allows school districts and programs that receive grant funds to use funds for any educational purpose....
|IN||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Guaranteed Energy Savings Contracts Law|
Makes certain changes in the guaranteed energy savings contracts law used by school corporations and political subdivisions; provides that actual savings may include stipulated savings that are documented by industry engineering standards, and that causally co...
|CA||Signed by Governor 09/2001||P-12||Pupil Support Personnel|
Chapter No.250, Requires the State Department of Education to conduct a study of pupil support, defined to include school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers, in the schools. Requires the State Department of Education to report the resu...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Cost-Sharing Agreements Between Districts|
Public Law No. 373., (LD 1301) Provides an option for municipal members of a school district to design a cost-sharing formula; requires a cost-sharing plan to be approved by a referendum of the voters in each municipality in the district; provides for professi...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Florida Education Finance Program|
2001-157., Requires the designation and publication of district performance grades; revises minimum requirements of the Florida Education Finance Program to include minimum classroom expenditure requirements; authorizes the Legislature to require a school dist...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||School Energy Conservation Programs|
Specifies that school districts are ineligible to adjust budget limit for energy reduction purposes if the school district did not participate in energy conservation measures during FY 2001....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||School Fund Management|
Allows the County Treasurer to receive and disburse school district funds from 1 account if the school district is using a proper computerized accounting system....
|CO||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||State Audits of Educational Institutions|
Directs the State Auditor or the auditor's designee to conduct records management audits in all departments, institutions, and agencies of state government, including educational institutions and the judicial and legislative branches to determine if such agenc...
|IA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12|
Provides for the establishment of the state percent growth for purposes of the state school foundation program. The state budget is set to grow 4 % in the 2001-02 fiscal year and 4% in the 2002-03....
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12|
|State Board's Ability to Adjust Payments|
Amends the School Code; prohibits the State Board of Education from making audit adjustments to general state aid claims paid in fiscal years 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 based upon the claimant's failure to provide a minimum of 5 clock hours of daily instructio...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Charter School Changes, Capital Reserve Usage|
Concerns public schools; authorizes charter schools to impose fees for excess transportation costs and to engage in the building, planning and inspection process; authorizes public schools to use capital reserve fund expenditures for certain purposes....
|NH||Signed into law 05/2000||Postsec.||Resource Allocation|
Relates to the expending of legacies or gifts and the transfer of funds by the regional community-technical colleges; allows the regional community-technical colleges to expend legacies and gifts without approval of the Governor or Council; allows for the tran...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Use of Education Trust Fund|
Prohibits school districts from using disbursements from the Education Trust Fund as unanticipated revenue....
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Financial Reports to School Boards|
Requires local school superintendents to make reports to their local boards and to the public in response to financial deficits or budget irregularities. The State Board of Education shall require local boards to do corrective action plans. ...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Resource Allocation Component|
Allotment sheets will be issued for each school rather than for each system. Each school shall spend a minimum of 90 percent of funds designated for direct instructional costs at the school site. However, funds earned for special education programs shall be su...