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From the ECS State Policy Database
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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
OKSigned into law 05/2014P-12Repeals Office of County Superintendent
H.B. 2354
Repeals office of county superintendent of schools.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2013-14%20ENR/hB/HB2354%20ENR.PDF...

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TNSigned into law 05/2013P-12District Flexibility
S.B. 592
Allows districts identified as high-performing to seek state waivers of certain accountability measures, to explore alternative teacher evaluation systems, and add educational days to the school calendar. Provides that high-performing districts will be identif...

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WVSigned into law 04/2013P-12School Faculty Senates
S.B. 359
Establishes faculty senates at each public school comprised of all permanent, full-time educators. Requires principal to convene first meeting and initiate voting for chair, vice chair and secretary of the faculty senate. Empowers the faculty senate to control...

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NMVetoed 04/2013P-12Public Education Commission as Independent
H.B. 392
Creates the Public Education Commission (PEC) as an independent commission no longer administratively attached to or staffed by the Public Education Department (PED). Eliminates the authority of the Secretary of the Public Education Department to review charte...

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NMVetoed 04/2013P-12School Management Contracts and Charter Boards
H.B. 460
Prohibits private entities from managing public schools through contracts with school boards, the Public Education Department (PED), or charter schools. Specifically, the bill:
• stipulates that public schools must remain under the control of local school boar...

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LASigned into law 04/2012P-12Transferring Low-performing School to Recovery District and Parent Petitions
H.B. 976
Allows for a public school to be transferred to the Recovery School District (RSD) if such transfer is approved by the state board of education and both of the following conditions are met: (1) Parents or legal guardians representing at least 51% of the studen...

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INSigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Higher Education Commissions Governance Issues and Accreditation
H.B. 1270



Abolishes the state student assistance commission (SSAC). Abolishes the commission on proprietary education (COPE). Requires the commission for higher education (CHE) to administer the functions formerly administered by SSAC. Establishes the board for propr...

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NHSigned into law 03/2012P-12Procedures for Adopting Alternative Budget Procedure
H.B. 1488
This bill revises the procedures used by school district moderators in adopting the alternative budget procedure in a school administrative unit. Dictates when the moderator shall conduct a secret ballot or paper ballot and that the moderator of the latest chr...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012P-12Director of Education Service - Vacancy
H.B. 4014
Provides that the education service district board or the directors of a pilot education service district may not declare the office of a director vacant if the director is a resident of a school district that withdraws from the education service district as p...

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MISigned into law 12/2011P-12State School Aid Act
S.B. 691
Amends Section 25 of the State School Aid Act, which provides for adjustments in foundation allowance funding for pupils enrolled in alternative education programs or strict discipline academies, when those pupils are enrolled after the count date after having...

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OHSigned into law 12/2011P-12Educational Service Centers
H.B. 157 - Educational Service Centers
Provides that if the educational service center in which the territory of a local school district is located is dissolved under section 3311.0510 of the Revised Code, the territory of that local school district may not constitute part of any educational servic...

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ORSigned into law 07/2011P-12
Postsec.
Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB)
S.B. 909
Establishes the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) to oversee a unified public education system. Defines OEIB membership, governance and duties. Requires the OEIB to appoint a Chief Education Officer who serves at the pleasure of the board. Establishes E...

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ORTo governor 06/2011P-12Governance
S.B. 552
Designates Governor as Superintendent of Public Instruction. Requires Governor to appoint Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, and specifies required qualification of deputy superintendent. Allows current Superintendent of Public Instruction to complet...

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IDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Idaho Education Network
H.B. 727
Amends and adds to existing law relating to the Idaho Education Network to revise the duties of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Department of Education with regard to the Idaho Education Network; to remove language providing for go...

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ORSigned into law 03/2010P-12Education Service Districts
S.B. 987A
Removes sunset on pilot education service districts; allows existing pilot education service districts to organize as shared governance education service districts; establishes process by which education service district may organize to be shared governance ed...

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IASigned into law 03/2010P-12Review of Area Education Agency System Model
H.B. 2295
Establishes a task force to review the present mission, structure, governance, and funding of the area education agency system to determine if the current model is applicable to the challenges and requirements of 21st century learning. Sets the membership para...

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MASigned into law 01/2010P-12Innovation Schools
S.B. 2247; (NEW BILL)
An Innovation School shall be a public school, operating within a public school district, that is established for the purpose of improving school performance and student achievement through increased autonomy and flexibility. An Innovation School may be establ...

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ILSigned into law 11/2009P-12Streamlining Illinois' Educational Delivery Systems Task Force
S.B. 1882
Establishes a Streamlining Illinois' Educational Delivery Systems Task Force. Directs the task force to explore and examine the duties of the state board of education and all regional support systems for school districts (including regional offices of educatio...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12State Funds and Educational Service Centers, Joint Educational Programs
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.21 and 3306.22
Section 3306.21: Provides that nothing shall be construed to limit the authority of a district, charter school or STEM school to contract with an educational service center for the provision of any services calculated and paid for under the school funding form...

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MESigned into law 06/2009P-12Review of State Board of Education Duties
H.B. 900
The Department of Education will review the powers and duties of the State Board of Education and prepare legislation to transfer the powers and duties of the board to other agencies in anticipation of the dissolution of the board. The Department of Education ...

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OKVetoed 05/2009P-12School District Empowerment Program
S.B. 834
Relates to schools; establishes the School District Empowerment Program; states purpose; exempts certain districts from certain statutory requirements and rules; specifies certain requirement; identifies districts for participation and implementation of progra...

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NESigned into law 04/2009P-12Board Meetings by Video or Teleconference
L.B. 361
Allows videoconferencing and telephone conferences by educational service unit boards as long as certain requirements are met (i.e., no more than half of the meetings during a year).
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/Slip/LB361.pdf
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OKAdopted 04/2009Postsec.Student Advisory Board
OAC 610:1-3-1, -2, -3, -6
Amends rules regarding the Student Advisory Board to clearly delineate meeting requirements to ensure full representation and active participation. Clarifies member responsibility; formalizes the position of vice-chair and its duties; and increases the approva...

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MDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Youth Advisory Council Member
H.B. 485; S.B. 463
Alters the term of a youth member of the Youth Advisory Council; increases the term of a youth member who is elected cochair of the Council; requires the State Department of Education to categorize a specified number of school absences per school year of a you...

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ARSigned into law 02/2009P-12Ethical Guidelines
H.B. 1429
Requires a statement regarding compliance with ethical guidelines and prohibitions for board members, administrators, and employees be included in a statutorily required audit of an educational institution.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Bills/H...

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FLAdopted 11/2008Postsec.Board of Regents Replaced by Board of Governors
FAC 6A-10.006
Amends rule so that Board of Regents is replaced by the Board of Governors. Members are appointed by Governor subject to Senate confirmation. ...

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LAApproved by voters 11/2008P-12
Postsec.
Limit to State Education Board and Board of Regents Membership
Amendment 1
To provide for term limits for members of the State Board of Elementaryand Secondary Education, the Board of Regents,
and other state boards. A person who has served for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms shall not be appointed or elec...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12Charter school governance
A.B. 2115
Requires charter schools to adopt and comply with a conflict-of-interest policy to include specified requirements set forth in existing law. Sets the eligibility qualifications to be elected or appointed to a charter school governing board. Prohibits a school ...

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MDChapter No. 559 05/2008P-12
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Youth Advisory Council
S.B. 1
Establishes the Youth Advisory Council; provides for the appointment, selection, membership, terms, and duties of the Council; establishes an executive board; provides for the selection of the executive board; provides for the appointment of the cochairs of th...

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COSigned into law 05/2008P-12Youth Advisory Council
H.B. 1157
Establishes a Youth Advisory Council to formally advise and make recommendations to elected officials on issues affecting youth in the State; establishes eligibility for membership, terms of office, and the process for appointment to the council; outlines the ...

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WASigned into law 03/2008P-12Powers of Exec. Dir. of State Board
H.B. 3097
Allows the state board of education to delegate to the executive director, by resolution, such duties as deemed necessary to efficiently carry on the business of the board including, but not limited to, the authority to employ necessary personnel and the autho...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12State Board Supervision
H.B. 241
Requires the Board of Education to supervise the provision of education and training to school aged children who are patients at the children's hospital associated with the Commonwealth University Health System Authority.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp50...

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MAAdopted 01/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Reorganizing Certain Education Agencies
Executive Order /H.B. 4488
Submits from the governor to the legislature a reorganization plan number 1 of 2008. Relates to reorganizing certain education agencies. Creates an executive office of education, headed by a cabinet secretary. Provides for the executive office to contain three...

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TXAdopted 11/2007Community CollegeNew Baccalaureate Programs at Community College Level
19 TAC 1.5.B.5.21 -.23
Requires selected community colleges to follow the preliminary authority requirements before proposing new baccalaureate degree programs. TEXAS 12151...

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CASigned into law 10/2007P-12Governance
S.B. 132
Makes various clarifying and technical changes to the Education Code which assigns various duties to state and local educational agencies and governs the operation of public schools, community colleges, and universities in the state. Deletes obsolete provision...

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TXSigned into law 07/2007P-12
Postsec.
Texas Governor's Schools
H.B. 1748
House Bill 1748 amends the Education Code to transfer all powers and duties relating to the Texas governor's schools program from the Texas Education Agency and the commissioner of education to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  The bill also expa...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Certficate of Recognition for Donations
S.B. 469
Requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to produce a certificate of recognition to any person who contributes $10,000 or an equivalent in gifts, within one year's time, to any institution of higher education for any purpose, program, or ...

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MESigned into law 05/2007P-12Student Member on State Board of Education
H.B. 133
Expands the membership of the State Board of Education to include one student member.
http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMakerWeb/externalsiteframe.asp?ID=280022477&LD=151&Type=1&SessionID=7...

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MOSigned into law 05/2007P-12
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Community College
Committee on Education
S.B. 389 [Committee on Education]
Modifies the responsibilities of the legislative committee on education. Requires the committee to meet at least twice a year. Charges committee with monitoring, studying and analyzing the higher education system in the state, as well as monitoring the establi...

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WASigned into law 05/2007P-12District board member elections
H.B. 2154
The date of elections for Educational Service Districts with one or more members whose
terms expire the following January is changed from each even-numbered year to each odd-numbered
year.
http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2007-08/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%2020...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12
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Community College
Recodification of Higher Education Code
S.B. 526 (omnibus) - Recodification of Higher Education Code
Recodifies the law governing higher education. Changes references in provisions that cross reference to the law being recodified. Makes related changes. Repeals obsolete provisions. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the code revision commiss...

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TXSigned into law 04/2007P-12District Employee Communications with School Board
S.B. 135
Protects this important communication by prohibiting employment policies that restrict the ability of a school district employee to communicate directly with a member of the school board on matters relating to the operation of the school district, exception th...

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WASigned into law 04/2007Postsec.Coordinating Board Revisions
H.B. 1883
Revises the higher education coordinating board. Effective July 22, 2007, the Executive Director of the HECB is appointed by the Governor from a list of three names submitted by the HECB. The HECB's statewide strategic master plan for higher education and inst...

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WASigned into law 04/2007Postsec.Investment of Scholarship Endowment Funds
S.B. 5039
Management of the investments of funds for all scholarship endowment programs administered by HECB is vested in the State Investment Board. The State Investment Board must invest the funds using reasonable care and prudence. The State Investment Board may comm...

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TNSigned into law 04/2007P-12Accountability System Review
S.B. 457
Adds a new section. Directs the office of education accountability to periodically study the overall school accountability system and report to the General Assembly as to its operations and effectiveness, including any suggestions for improvement. Such report ...

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WVAdopted 04/2007P-12Regional Education Service Agencies
Title 126, Series 72
Amends rules regarding the establishment and operation of regional education service agencies. Clarifies the role of the State Superintendent ofSchools, establishes additional requirements for personnel and fiscal policies,replaces the Plan of Services with a ...

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SDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Creates Seven Education Service Agencies
H.B. 1171
Part of this bill requires the secretary of the Department of Education shall establish seven education service agencies to provide services and leadership to school districts on a regional basis.Education service agencies are authorized to: (1) Act primarily ...

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OKIssued 02/2007P-12
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Community College
Establishes a Cabinet System, Including Secretary of Education
Executive Order 2007-07
Creates a Cabinet system. The Secretary of Education is responsible for a number of executive entities, including state board of education, the superintendent of public instruction, state regents for higher education, etc. http://www.sos.state.ok.us/documents/...

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TXAdopted 01/2007Postsec.Supervision of Educational Research Centers
19 TAC 1.1.A.1.17
Authorizes the Commissioner to provide direct supervision of the educational research centers created by Texas Education Code.
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/GeneralPubs/Agenda/Ag2007_01/VII/VIIA1.pdf...

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KYSigned into law 04/2006P-12
Postsec.
Education Cabinets and Councils
S.B. 105
Relates to reorganization; renames Education, Arts, and Humanities Cabinet as the Education Cabinet; creates new offices in the Education Cabinet; abolishes the Workforce Development Cabinet and create the Department of Workforce Investment in the Education Ca...

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SCIssued 02/2006Postsec.
Community College
Higher Education Task Force
E.O. 29
Executive Order 2006-01 establishes the Higher Education Task Force to identify concrete ways to lower tuition, ways to reduce program duplication, improve business management processes, and improve and increase statewide coordination and collaboration. Member...

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ORAdopted 01/2006P-12Education Service Districts
OAR 581-024-0195
Conforms to law changes made by HB 3184. HB 3184 affects the education service delivery of Education Service Districts (ESDs). There are four main components.

Reduces the money that ESDs receive from the State School Fund from the current 5% of the State Scho...

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WASigned into law 07/2005P-12Education Governance
S.B. 5732
Revises the powers, duties, and membership of the state board of education and the Washington professional educator standards
board and eliminates the academic achievement and accountability commission. Changes state board membership from all members elected b...

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RIVetoed 06/2005Postsec.Higher Education Governance
H.B. 6206
Would have reduced the membership of the board of governors for higher education from 15 to 13, including the chairperson of the board of regents for elementary and secondary education (or designee) a member. Would have made members of the board removable by t...

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TNSigned into law 06/2005Postsec.Review Committee
H.B. 372
Requires the establish a review committee to aid in development or revision of the higher education master plan and funding formulae. The committee is to include the executive director of the higher education commission, the chancellor of the board of regents,...

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NVSigned into law 05/2005P-12Creates Commission on Educational Excellence.
S.B. 404
Creates the Commission on Educational Excellence; prescribing the membership and duties of the Commission; creating the Trust Fund for Educational Excellence; authorizing school districts and charter schools to apply for grants of money from the Trust Fund to...

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INSigned into law 05/2005P-12
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Community College
Office of Management and Budget
H.B. 1001 (Section 38)
Adds a new chapter creating an Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Requires all state boards and agencies to comply with the policies and procedures related to fiscal management established by the OMB, cooperate with and provide assistance to the OMB.

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WVSigned into law 04/2005P-12Local Government Flexibility Act
S.B. 419
Creates a pilot program; cites the Local Government Flexibility Act of 2005; relates to the ability of local government and school districts to request waivers. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HTML/2005_SESSIONS/RS/BILLS/SB419%20SUB1.htm...

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NMSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.HIgher Education Department
H.B. 745
Replaces the Commission on Higher Education with the Higher Education Department -- a cabinet department; creates an Advisory Board; provides for the powers and duties; provides for the transfer of appropriations, money, property, contractual obligations and s...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Education Service Cooperatives
H.B. 1357
An act to allow education service cooperatives to purchase or construct buildings as may be required to provide authorized programs and services and to provide for distribution of assets upon dissolution. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public...

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MTSigned into law 03/2005P-12Governance for Certain School Districts
H.B. 397
Clarifies governance for certain school districts.

http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/2005/billhtml/HB0397.htm...

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GAAdopted 01/2005P-12Regional Educational Service Agencies
GAC 160-5-1-.13
Clarifies rules regarding regional education service agencies. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-5-1-.13.pdf...

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CAVetoed 09/2004Community College
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Higher Education Governance: Community Colleges
S.B. 1817
Authorizes the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to employ up to 6 deputy and vice chancellors appointed by the Governor upon recommendation of the board of governors. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/sen/sb_1801-1850/sb_1817_bill_20040...

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ILSigned into law 09/2004P-12Education Reform and Accountability Act of 2004
S.B. 3000
Under the School Employee Benefit Act, provides the prescription drug benefit program shall be maintained on an ongoing, affordable basis, and the cost to school districts shall not exceed the State's actual program costs.

Makes changes to the provisions con...

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FLRule Adoption 07/2004Community College
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State Board of Community Colleges
FAC 6A-14.004, .0243, .0247, .0262, .0341, .039, .0412, .063, .073, .0732, .0735, .0751, .0752, .0771, .0772, .078
Repeals rules pertaining to the State Board of Community Colleges. Provides changes in governance and subsequent transfers of powers and duties to the State Board of Education. FLORIDA REG 28449 (SN)...

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FLRule Adoption 07/2004Community College
Postsec.
State Board of Community Colleges
FAC 6H-1.017, .030, .041, .042, .044, .045
Repeals rules governing the State Board of Community Colleges. ...

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NHSigned into law 06/2004P-12Cooperative School District Taxes
H.B. 1281
Relates to the determination of the amount of taxes to be raised to support a cooperative school district; permits an alternative cost apportionment method in a cooperative school district; establishes a legislative oversight committee for the school administr...

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AZSigned into law 06/2004Community College
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Community Colleges Governance
H.B. 2601
Continues the transfer and removal of general administrative powers, authorities, reporting, oversight and responsibilities of the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/46leg/2r/laws/033...

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COSigned into law 05/2004Community College
Postsec.
Restructuring of Community Colleges
H.B. 1086
Enacts recommendations of governor's task force on the community college system; reduction of the system office's administrative costs by 35% and use of saved funds to finance recommendations including installation of a systemwide information technology system...

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AZSigned into law 05/2004P-12State Board for Charter Schools
H.B. 2580
Amends the membership of the State Board for Charter Schools to include at least one resident of an Indian reservation, a charter school teacher, and an operator of a charter school. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/46leg/2r/laws...

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HIVeto override 05/2004P-12Reinventing Education Act of 2004
S.B. 3238
Establishes a weighted student formula; provides additional information technology; empowers principals through a Hawaii principals academy and other means; strengthens community involvement through school community councils and parent-community networking cen...

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ALSigned into law 04/2004P-12
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Community College
Licensing Correspondence Schools
H.B. 196
Relates to the licensing and regulating of certain schools offering courses of instruction; amends specify schools exemptions from licensing requirements; amends specification of the licensing authority of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, to ...

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IDSigned into law 04/2004P-12Charter Schools
S.B. 1444
Relates to public charter schools; revises limits on the number of public charter schools; governs methods of forming a public charter school; provides additional limitations on authorizing a charter; provides rules to be adopted by the State Board of Educatio...

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NMPocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 03/2004P-12Public Education Department
H.B. 161
Provides for transition to the Public Education Department....

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NMSigned into law 03/2004P-12Public Education Department Act
H.B. 96
Relates to education; creates the "public education department" in the executive branch. The department is a cabinet department. The
secretary may organize the department and divisions of the department and may transfer or merge functions between divisions and...

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NYRule Adoption 02/2004P-12
Postsec.
Standing Committees of the Board of Regents
Title 8 NYCRR 3.2 and 4-1.5
Conforms the rules of the Board of Regents to a recent reorganization of the committee structure of the Board of Regents, which merged the Committee on Higher and Professional Education and the Committee on Professional Practice, and merged the Committee on El...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Department of Education
H.B. 1009
Creates the Division of Public School Accountability and the Arkansas Public Schools Accountability Advisory Council; creates the Division of Public School Academic Facilities to ensure equal access to adequate educational facilities and educational equipment;...

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NDRule Adoption 12/2003P-12Organization/Department of Public Instruction/History
67-01-01-01, -02
Establishes rules regarding organization of the department of public instruction. Address history, superintendent, administrative units, divisions, and inquiries and contact information. NORTH DAKOTA REG 3675 (SN)...

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NYEmergency Rule Adoption 10/2003P-12Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer
Title 8 NYCRR 3.8 and 3.9
Provides for the appointment of a chief of staff; specifying the duties of the chief of staff and the chief operating officer; and designates the chief of staff as the deputy commissioner of education as specified in Education Law, section 101, who, in the abs...

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CASigned into law 10/2003Community CollegeCommunity Colleges: Board of Governors
S.B. 644
Revises the membership of the Board of Governors of the California State Community Colleges so it would include 12 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of 2/3 of the membership of the Senate. Adds to the board of governors one classifi...

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LAApproved by voters 10/2003P-12Authorizes State Board to Operate Failing Schools
Ballot Measure 4 (SB 225)
To authorize the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to supervise, manage, and operate any public elementary or secondary school determined to be failing or to provide for others to do so; to authorize the state board to receive, control, and exp...

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NMApproved by voters 09/2003P-12Proposed Constitutional Amendment
Constitutional Amendment 1 (S.J.R. 2)
Transfer the state department of Public Education to a cabinet department headed by a secretary of public education who shall serve in the executive cabinet and to create an elected Public Education Commission.
. Creates a Public Education Commission that sha...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12Chicago School Finance Authority
S.B. 1368
Amends the School Finance Authority Act of the School Code. Provides that the powers and responsibilities granted to or imposed upon the Chicago School Finance Authority and the Chicago Board of Education are suspended until December 31, 2010. http://www.legis...

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NYSigned into law 07/2003P-12Community District Education Council
S.B. 5688
Establishes the community district education council within the New York city community school district system; establishes a community council for each community district; establishes a city board on special education. Defines community council as the commun...

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HIVetoed 07/2003P-12Advisory Boards
H.B. 289
Authorizes the Superintendent of Education to create complex areas and advisory boards for each complex area consisting of multiple school complexes. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/search/billsearch.asp?qu=HB289&press1=search...

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NCSigned into law 07/2003P-12State Board of Education
S.B. 698
Adds 3 advisory members to the state board of education, one of whom is a superintendent; another is principal of the year; and the third is an award-winning board member. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/html2003/bills/AllVersions/Senate/S698vc.html...

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NHBecame law without governor's signature 06/2003P-12School Peformance and Accountability Chapter
H.B. 139 (193-G:1)
Requires state commissioner to make public a list of schools not meeting performance targets. Establishes strategic responses for local education improvement plans. Requires state department to work cooperatively with the school or district(s). Establishes ...

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MESigned into law 06/2003P-12Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
S.P. 193 (LD 553)
Establishes a task force to study the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adolescents. Establishes membership of task force, appointments to which must be made within 30 days of effective date of this resolve. Requires the task force to examine the...

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MESigned into law 06/2003P-12Legislative Youth Advisory Council
H.P. 557
Implements the recommendations of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council. Increases the council membership from 21 to 22, increasing appointments by senate president from 10 to 11, thereby increasing from one to two the appointees who are senate members.
Estab...

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HISigned into law 06/2003P-12Department of Education Restructuring
H.B. 1175
Proposes statutory revision to reflect the new administration structure of the Department of Education; replaces district superintendents with complex area superintendents. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/docs/getstatus.asp?qu=HB1175&showstatus=on&showtext...

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HISigned into law 06/2003P-12Department of Education Positions
S.B. 337
Establishes 15.00 FTE complex area facility manager positions by converting 8 existing business and fiscal officer positions into complex area facility manager positions, and creating 7 new complex area facility manager positions. Converts 42.00 business assis...

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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12Recreates the Department of Education
S.B. 83
Includes provisions to provide for the re-creation of the department of education and the statutory entities made a part of the department by law; provides for the effective termination date for all statutory authority for the existence of such statutory entit...

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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12Membership and Duties of State Advisory Commission on Teacher Education and Certification
S.B. 126
Increases membership on the state advisory commission on teacher education and certification from 11 to 13 members. Decreases from ten to nine the members who are employed by a city or parish, adds that one of these nine may be employed by some "other local pu...

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OKto governor 06/2003P-12Board of Career and Technology Education
H.B. 1068, S.B. 628
Modifies governance of the state career and technology system through a reconstitution of the State Board of Career and Technology Education. The current membership of the State Board is abolished on August 31, 2003, and the terms of office of all current boar...

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CASigned into law 05/2003P-12Oakland Unified School District: Emergency Loan
S.B. 39
Appropriates funds to provide the Oakland Unified School District with an emergency loan. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to appoint a trustee to oversee the operations of the district and to approve disbursements. Requires the district to de...

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MNSigned into law 05/2003P-12Department of Children, Families, and Learning Name Change to Department of Education
S.F. 296
Renames the Department of Children, Families, and Learning to the Department of Education; makes conforming changes to reflect the department name change. http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/cgi-bin/bldbill.pl?bill=S0296.0&session=ls83...

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OKto governor 05/2003P-12
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Modification of Oversight Commission
H.B. 1767 - Omnibus Bill
Amends membership of Education Oversight Board; assigns responsibility to oversee implementation of the provisions of Enrolled House Bill No. 1017 of the 1st Extraordinary Session of the 42nd Oklahoma Legislature. Also oversees implementation of the provisions...

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TNSigned into law 05/2003P-12State Board of Education
H.B. 455
Relates to the state board of education; requires one appointee to be a K-12 public school teacher....

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MNSigned into law 05/2003P-12State-Level Assessment Advisory Committee
H.F. 302 (multiple provisions)
Language is effective immediately and applies to 2005-06 school year and later. Establishes assessment advisory committee of up to 11 members, all of whom are chosen by the state commissioner of education. Specifies required membership of commission. Requires ...

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MTSigned into law 05/2003P-12K-12 Public School Renewal Commission
H.B. 736
Establishes a K-12 public school renewal commission to propose amendments and new provisions to components of K-12 education, including governance and finance structures and the state and federal roles in public education. The commission must include at a mini...

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TNSigned into law 04/2003P-12Electronic Dissemination
H.B. 2014
Requires the Commissioner of Education to distribute in electronic format to the local boards of education, at the
conclusion of each regular session of the General Assembly, copies of newly enacted public chapters pertaining to public education.
Present law r...

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TNTo governor 04/2003P-12Board of Standards
H.B. 1539
Extends the termination date of the Board of Standards until June 30, 2009. Under the Tennessee Governmental Entity
Review Law, the Board is scheduled to terminate on June 30, 2003....

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Interim Policies for Consolidated Districts
H.B. 2842
Provides for an interim personnel policies committee in the event of consolidation of school districts....

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MSVetoed 04/2003P-12
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State Personnel Board
H.B. 773
Removes the repeal on the State Personnel Board; provides that the State Board of Education may increase the salary of the State Superintendent of Public Education upon the approval of the State Personnel Board. Exempts state superintendent of education from ...

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KSSigned into law 04/2003P-12State Board of Education Member Elections
H.B. 2179
Repeals section 25-1904 of the state statutes, which describes the method by which state board members are to be elected. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2004/2179.pdf...

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NMPocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2003P-12Youth Council
H.B. 199, S.B. 425
Creates a youth council; encourages young people to consider and discuss the problems they face and to develop possible solutions. http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/03%20Regular/FinalVersions/house/hb0199.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12Secretary of Education, State Board
S.B. 911
Replaces the state board with the Secretary of Education and changes state superintendent to Secretary of Education, contingent upon the adoption by the people of the amendment put forth by S.J.R. 2. http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/03%20Regular/bills/senate/...

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IDAdopted 03/2003P-12Rules Governing Federally Funded Programs
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 106
Stating findings of the legislature and rejecting IDAPA 08.02.01.100, rule of the state board of education relating to rules governing administration and federally funded programs. REJECTED RULE IDAPA 08.02.01.100: The State Board of Education designates the S...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Office of Education Accountability
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Adds Section 69 to create the "office of education accountability" in the legislative council service. The office is to provide an independent evaluation of the Assessment and Accountability Act and the School Personnel Act by: monitoring implementation of bo...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Duties of Local Boards
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends 22-5-4 (Section 21). Revises the duties of local boards. Deletes the provisions to delegate administrative and supervisory functions to the superintendent of schools, to approve or disapprove employment, termination or discharge of employees and to fi...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12State System of Public Education Amendments
H.B. 257
Creates the Public Education Legislative Task Force. The task force, in cooperation with the public education community, business, industry, employers, and parents, shall study and make recommendations for public education: (a) establishing a clear mission, ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12State Board Membership (Section 20A-14-104)
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends law to establish a nominating and recruiting commmittee with broad-based membership to recruit potential candidates for membership on the state board prior to the deadline to file a declaration of candidacy. The committee will also prepare a list for ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Repeal of Education Reports and Duties
H.B. 39
This act modifies provisions relating to the state system of public education by eliminating requirements to submit certain reports to the Legislature. Modifies certain duties and responsibilities of the state board and the superintendent of public instruction...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12
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Internal Audits Required at Postsecondary Institutions and Department of Education
H.B. 650
Establishes full-time program of internal auditing at specific state postsecondary institutions, including various community/junior colleges, the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University, and the department of education. Requires each specifi...

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KYSigned into law 03/2003P-12Kentucky Board of Education Member Requirements
S.B. 152
Clarifies the specific qualifications for members of the State Board of Education regarding age, education, business or political ties, relation to any education department employee, etc. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/RECORD/03RS/SB152.htm...

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ILSigned into law 01/2003P-12Regional School Superintendents
S.B. 616
Amends the School Code. Removes a provision relating to the election of a regional superintendent of schools for a consolidated region, filing a bond, and vacancies in an educational region, including a qualified home rule unit. Makes a provision providing tha...

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IAAdopted 01/2003P-12Organization and Operation
281 IAC 1.1, 1.2, 1.4
Establishes rules giving public secondary students in Iowa a voice, although not a vote, on the State Board of Education. Gives voting Board members the benefit of the thoughts and experiences of the secondary student. IOWA REG 2176 (SN)...

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KSSigned into law 06/2002P-12Higher Education Coordination Act
S.B. 647
The bill specifies that the State Board of Regents will serve as the representative of the public postsecondary education system before the Governor and the Legislature. (Under current law, the State Board of Regents is assigned the role of advocating for adeq...

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ILSigned into law 06/2002P-12Auditor General to Audit Educational Service Regions
S.B. 1534
Provides that the Auditor General, instead of the State Board of Education, shall annually cause an audit to be made of the financial statements of all accounts, funds and other moneys in the care, custody, or control of the regional superintendent of schools ...

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NYSigned into law 06/2002P-12Governance Reorganization
A.B. 11627
Reforms the governance structure of New York City schools. The new law gives the mayor control over city schools, including the power to appoint the chancellor. The law also eliminates the city's existing 32 community school boards in June 2003 and sets up a t...

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SCSigned into law 06/2002P-12Membership of Oversight Committee
H.B. 3602
Relates to the education oversight committee, so as to add the state superintendent of education or the superintendent's designee as an ex officio nonvoting member....

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AZBecame law without governor's signature 06/2002P-12Auditor General
Omnibus--H.B. 2710
Eliminates provision in statute that requires school-wide audit team in the office of the auditor general to randomly audit each school district at least once every five years. Replaces it with provision requiring auditor general to randomly select the school ...

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SCSENATE override line item veto Nos. 2. 06/2002P-12
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School Funding
H.B. 4879
Requires funding equal to 1994-95 appropriation to be appropriated to the state department annually to offset any reduction suffered by districts due to a change in the distribution of employee contribution funds. Provides that in the event of an EIA revenue ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Baltimore School Board and CEO Requirements, District Bonding, Baltimore Principal Development Program, Environmental Hazards
H.B. 853
Increases maximum of aggregate principal amount of bonds outstanding that Baltimore district may hold from $25 million to $75 million. Require Baltimore board and CEO to ensure increased community involvement and outreach in support of the city's public school...

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GASigned into law 05/2002P-12Regional Educational Service Agencies
H.B. 136
Relates to services to member local school systems by regional educational service agencies; provides that a regional educational service agency shall be authorized to sell or provide at reasonable costs goods and services to private schools located in the Sta...

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HIVetoed 05/2002P-12Education Regions in Hawaii
S.B. 3018
Requires the establishment of an educational region commission to establish educational regions within the State on or before January 1, 2003, and every tenth year thereafter. Replaces the current Board of Education with regional Boards of Education and a stat...

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COSigned into law 05/2002P-12Filling Vacancies on the State Board
H.B. 1245
Repeals the process for filling a vacancy on the state board; specifies that any vacancy occurring on the state board other than a vacancy of the state board at-large seat shall be filled by the vacancy committee of the party Congressional Central Committee of...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Community College
Education Code Re-Write: Office of Inspector General Established
S.B. 20E
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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Education Code Re-Write: State Board to Enforce Compliance
S.B. 20E
According to a legislative summary, "The bill provides for the state board to be the entity responsible for ensuring that school districts and public postsecondary institutions comply with law and state board rule and authorizes a number of options to enforce ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Education Code Re-Write: State Board Oversight Enforcement Authority
S.B. 20E
Creates new section giving state board oversight of all public school boards and public postsecondary institution boards, gives state board authority to undertake sanctions, including withholding funds, against school district or public postsecondary education...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Commissioner's Waiver Authority Eliminated
S.B. 20E (waiver authority section)
According to a legislative summary, "The bill eliminates the commissioner's waiver authority over law. However, it authorizes the commissioner to waive state board rule, if the state board delegates to him that authority." http://www.leg.state.fl.us/data/sessi...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
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Education Code Re-Write: Department Operations
S.B. 20E
According to state legislative summary: "Designates the State Board of Education as the head of the department, the Commissioner as the Executive Director of the department; revises divisions [to create three divisions within the department, namely the Divisio...

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HIVetoed 05/2002P-12State Board Use of Attorneys
H.B. 1969
Allows the state board to employ attorneys without the attorney general's approval. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb1969_.htm...

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MDSigned into law 04/2002P-12Open Meetings Law
H.B. 270
Repeals an obsolete provision concerning the date by which the State Open Meetings Law Compliance Board shall conduct educational programs for public bodies; alters the date by which the Board shall submit an annual report; repeals the requirement that the ann...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Membership and Rules of Education Assessment and Accountability Subcommittee
H.B. 292
Requires the membership of the Education assessment and accountability subcommittee include 4 members from each chamber, including at least 1 member of the minority party in the chamber; provides that a majority of the membership shall constitute a quorum; pro...

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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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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement; School Attendance Officers; Task Force for Department Financial Management Practices Review
H.B. 492
Reenacts sections relating to Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement and school attendance officers. Creates a Task Force to Conduct a Best Financial Management Practices Review of the State Department of Education. Requires the development of best...

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WVSigned into law 03/2002P-12Major Education Bill - One Component
H.B. 4319
Brings state's Regional Education Services (RESAs) under the state board's authority allows the state superintendent to appoint their executive directors. RESAs are responsible for providing technical assistance to "low performing schools and school systems" ...

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WVSigned into law 03/2002P-12Major Education Bill - Accountability/Standards Component
H.B. 4319
Calls for development and implementation of a system to hold schools accountable for student performance and progress toward obtaining a high quality education. Creates a "Process for Improving Education Council" comprised of the Legislative Oversight Commiss...

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MESigned into law 03/2002P-12
S.B. 733
Creates a study group to study school administrative unit organization; provides that the group shall study the history of formation of districts, participation in regional collaboratives, recommend incentives to be used to promote organizational characteristi...

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KYSigned into law 03/2002P-12
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Independent College Representation on State Postsecondary Council
H.B. 191
Includes a representative of the State's independent colleges and universities as a member on the Council on Postsecondary Education; requires the member to be selected by the board of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities....

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VASigned into law 02/2002P-12
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Regular Submission of Plans
H.B. 79
Requires the State Council of Higher Education to prepare and submit its plans and recommendations for implementing a coordinating system of higher education to the Governor and the General Assembly at least once every four years....

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TXApproved by voters 11/2001P-12
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Compensation for Certain Board Members
V. 11
PROPOSITION 11 (HJR85-2001)Proposes a Constitutional amendment to allow current and retired public school teachers and college professors, and retired public school administrators to receive compensation for serving on the governing bodies of school districts,...

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ORSigned into law 07/2001P-12Quality Education Commission
H.B. 2295
Establishes Quality Education Commission; directs the Commission to identify quality goals for kindergarten through grade 12; directs the Commission to identify best practices for meeting goals and amount of monies sufficient to implement those practices; dire...

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ORSigned into law 07/2001P-12Funding Formula for Education Service Districts
S.B. 260
Creates funding equalization formula over a four-year period for education service districts; directs education service districts to expend a specified percentage of available funds on services or programs approved by component school districts; directs the De...

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ORSigned into law 06/2001P-12Education Service Districts
S.B. 259
Defines education service district; provides for the mission requirements for such districts on a regional level; provides for the establishment of zones within the district to assure the majority of land area has at least one member on the districts' board....

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NVSigned into law 06/2001P-12
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Board Membership
S.B. 14A
Relates to elections; revises the districts from which members of the state legislature are elected; changes the number of members of the state board of education; revises the districts from which members of the state board of education are elected; changes th...

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PASigned into law 05/2001P-12Independent Schools
H.B. 996
A school district may designate any school of the district as an independent school operating under an agreement with the board that grants operational control to the governing body of the independent school. The composition of the governing body is establish...

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NMSigned into law 04/2001P-12Regional Education Cooperatives
H.B. 139
Regional education cooperatives authorized by the state board may own, and have control and management over, buildings and land independent of the control division of the general services department; cooperatives shall submit budgets to the department of educa...

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UTSigned into law 03/2001P-12Task Force
H.B. 267
Creates the Enhancement of Public Education Task Force with a primary focus on reviewing the purpose, functions, roles, and responsibilities of the State Office of Education....

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SCSigned into law 10/2000P-12
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Ex-Officio Nonvoting Board Member
H.B. 4555
Adds the Chief Executive Officer of the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education as an ex-officio non-voting member of the First Steps to School Readiness Board; moves tuition prepayment program from the Budget and Control Board to the Office of S...

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Repealing several section of State Law
S.B. 1738
This bill repeals several sections of law that deal with state education policy. This bill is part of a package (HB 2263, HB 1567, SB 1768 & 1770) which change the educational governance system in Florida....

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12
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Reorganizing Florida's Education System
H.B. 2263
Creates the Florida Education Governance Reorganization Act of 2000; Creates a governance system that deals with K-20 education. The new board will oversee Florida's education system from Kindergarten to grad school....

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12
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Changes to Florida's Education Policy
S.B. 1770
This bill repeals several sections of law that deal with state education policy. This bill is part of a package (HB 2263, HB 1567, SB 1738 & SB 1768) which change the educational governance system in Florida....

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MNSigned by governor 05/2000P-12Task Force on School Governance Report
H.B. 3800
A nine-member task force is established to examine existing constitutional and statutory provisions that dictate the governance responsibilities and authority of the respective components of the state's public education system. The executive branch shall make ...

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VASigned into law 04/2000P-12Education Consortium
H.B. 1009
Creates the Western Virginia Public Education Consortium, governed by a board consisting of the region's school superintendents; requires the Consortium to coordinate with entities providing programs and services to Consortium school divisions to reduce duplic...

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KSSigned into law 04/2000P-12
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Postsecondary Governance
S.B. 657
Concerns postsecondary education and certain institutions thereof; relates to powers and duties of the state board of regents and the state board of education; affects membership of the midwestern higher education commission....

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WYSigned into law 03/2000P-12
Community College
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Community College Governance
S.B. 21
Amends powers and duties of the community college commission and of local community college boards; amends composition of the commission; provides for community college collaboration in university accrediting committee; repeals required tuition differential an...

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Governor Appointments
S.B. 611
Relates to the Executive Council for Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families; provides for the Governor to appoint two elected or appointed local officials of which one shall be a member of a local governing body and one shall be a chief administ...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12
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Omnibus Bill - Reporting and Planning Requirements of Agencies
H.B. 1187
Removes the current requirements of a state strategic plan and reporting by the Georgia Department of Education. Also removes the current requirement for complying with Public School Standards. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accredited sch...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Education Oversight Committee & Office of Education Accountability
H.B. 1187
The Governor may appoint study commissions as he deems appropriate to study education questions, issue findings and make recommendations to the Education Coordinating Council. This provision will go into effect upon signature to allow the current Education Ref...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12
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Omnibus Bill - Membership in Regional Education Service Districts
H.B. 1187
Mandates all school systems, as well as all technical schools and colleges and universities, belong to a Regional Educaiton Service Agency. Also, each RESA board of control must contain a public library director. RESAs will be responsible for training school c...

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WVSigned into law 03/2000P-12Regional Education Service Agencies
H.B. 4413
Establishes Regional Education Service Agencies....

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