|TN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||District Flexibility|
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...
|WV||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||School Faculty Senates|
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...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2013||P-12||Public Education Commission as Independent|
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...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2013||P-12||School Management Contracts and Charter Boards|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Transferring Low-performing School to Recovery District and Parent Petitions|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2012||Postsec.||Higher Education Commissions Governance Issues and Accreditation|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Procedures for Adopting Alternative Budget Procedure|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Director of Education Service - Vacancy|
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...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2011||P-12||State School Aid Act|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2011||P-12||Educational 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...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12|
|Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB)|
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...
|OR||To governor 06/2011||P-12||Governance|
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...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Idaho Education Network|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Education Service Districts|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Review of Area Education Agency System Model|
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...
|MA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Innovation 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...
|IL||Signed into law 11/2009||P-12||Streamlining Illinois' Educational Delivery Systems Task Force|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||State 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...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Review of State Board of Education Duties|
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 ...
|OK||Vetoed 05/2009||P-12||School District Empowerment Program|
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...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Board Meetings by Video or Teleconference|
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).
|OK||Adopted 04/2009||Postsec.||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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Youth 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...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Ethical Guidelines|
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.
|FL||Adopted 11/2008||Postsec.||Board of Regents Replaced by Board of Governors|
Amends rule so that Board of Regents is replaced by the Board of Governors. Members are appointed by Governor subject to Senate confirmation. ...
|LA||Approved by voters 11/2008||P-12|
|Limit to State Education Board and Board of Regents Membership|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||Charter school governance|
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 ...
|MD||Chapter No. 559 05/2008||P-12|
|Youth Advisory Council|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Youth Advisory Council|
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 ...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Powers of Exec. Dir. of State Board|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||State Board Supervision|
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.
|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...
|TX||Adopted 11/2007||Community College||New 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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2007||P-12||Governance|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
|Texas Governor's Schools|
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...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.||Certficate of Recognition for Donations|
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 ...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Student Member on State Board of Education|
Expands the membership of the State Board of Education to include one student member.
|MO||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
|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...
|WA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||District board member elections|
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
|IN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12|
|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...
|TX||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||District Employee Communications with School Board|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||Postsec.||Coordinating Board Revisions|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||Postsec.||Investment of Scholarship Endowment Funds|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Accountability System Review|
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 ...
|WV||Adopted 04/2007||P-12||Regional 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 ...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Creates Seven Education Service Agencies|
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 ...
|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/...
|TX||Adopted 01/2007||Postsec.||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.
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12|
|Education Cabinets and Councils|
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...
|Higher Education Task Force|
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...
|OR||Adopted 01/2006||P-12||Education Service Districts|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Education Governance|
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...
|RI||Vetoed 06/2005||Postsec.||Higher Education Governance|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2005||Postsec.||Review Committee|
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,...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Creates Commission on Educational Excellence.|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12|
|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.
|WV||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Local Government Flexibility Act|
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...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||Postsec.||HIgher Education Department|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Education Service Cooperatives|
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...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Governance for Certain School Districts|
Clarifies governance for certain school districts.
|GA||Adopted 01/2005||P-12||Regional Educational Service Agencies|
Clarifies rules regarding regional education service agencies. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-5-1-.13.pdf...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||Community College|
|Higher Education Governance: Community Colleges|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Education Reform and Accountability Act of 2004|
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...
|FL||Rule Adoption 07/2004||Community College|
|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)...
|FL||Rule Adoption 07/2004||Community College|
|State Board of Community Colleges|
FAC 6H-1.017, .030, .041, .042, .044, .045
Repeals rules governing the State Board of Community Colleges. ...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Cooperative School District Taxes|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2004||Community College|
|Community Colleges Governance|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2004||Community College|
|Restructuring of Community Colleges|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||State Board for Charter Schools|
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...
|HI||Veto override 05/2004||P-12||Reinventing Education Act of 2004|
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...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12|
|Licensing Correspondence Schools|
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 ...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Charter Schools|
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...
|NM||Pocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 03/2004||P-12||Public Education Department|
Provides for transition to the Public Education Department....
|NM||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Public Education Department Act|
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...
|NY||Rule Adoption 02/2004||P-12|
|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...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Department of Education|
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;...
|ND||Rule Adoption 12/2003||P-12||Organization/Department of Public Instruction/History|
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)...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Chief 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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||Community College||Community Colleges: Board of Governors|
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...
|LA||Approved by voters 10/2003||P-12||Authorizes 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...
|NM||Approved by voters 09/2003||P-12||Proposed 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...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Chicago School Finance Authority|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Community District Education Council|
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...
|HI||Vetoed 07/2003||P-12||Advisory Boards|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||State Board of Education|
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...
|NH||Became law without governor's signature 06/2003||P-12||School 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 ...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Deaf 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...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Legislative Youth Advisory Council|
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.
|HI||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Department of Education Restructuring|
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...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Department of Education Positions|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Recreates the Department of Education|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Membership and Duties of State Advisory Commission on Teacher Education and Certification|
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...
|OK||to governor 06/2003||P-12||Board 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...
|CA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Oakland Unified School District: Emergency Loan|
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...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Department of Children, Families, and Learning Name Change to Department of Education|
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...
|OK||to governor 05/2003||P-12|
|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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||State Board of Education|
Relates to the state board of education; requires one appointee to be a K-12 public school teacher....
|MN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||State-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 ...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||K-12 Public School Renewal Commission|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Electronic Dissemination|
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...
|TN||To governor 04/2003||P-12||Board of Standards|
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....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Interim Policies for Consolidated Districts|
Provides for an interim personnel policies committee in the event of consolidation of school districts....
|State Personnel Board|
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 ...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||State Board of Education Member Elections|
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...
|NM||Pocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2003||P-12||Youth 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...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Secretary of Education, State Board|
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/...
|ID||Adopted 03/2003||P-12||Rules 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...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Office 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...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Duties 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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||State System of Public Education Amendments|
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, ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||State 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 ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Repeal of Education Reports and Duties|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12|
|Internal Audits Required at Postsecondary Institutions and Department of Education|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Kentucky Board of Education Member Requirements|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 01/2003||P-12||Regional School Superintendents|
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...
|IA||Adopted 01/2003||P-12||Organization 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)...
|KS||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Higher Education Coordination Act|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Auditor General to Audit Educational Service Regions|
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 ...
|NY||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Governance Reorganization|
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...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Membership of Oversight Committee|
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....
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 06/2002||P-12||Auditor General|
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 ...
|SC||SENATE override line item veto Nos. 2. 06/2002||P-12|
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 ...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Baltimore School Board and CEO Requirements, District Bonding, Baltimore Principal Development Program, Environmental Hazards|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Regional Educational Service Agencies|
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...
|HI||Vetoed 05/2002||P-12||Education Regions in Hawaii|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Filling Vacancies on the State Board|
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...
|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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Education Code Re-Write: State Board to Enforce Compliance|
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 ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Education Code Re-Write: State Board Oversight Enforcement Authority|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education 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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Education Code Re-Write: Department Operations|
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...
|HI||Vetoed 05/2002||P-12||State Board Use of Attorneys|
Allows the state board to employ attorneys without the attorney general's approval. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb1969_.htm...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Open Meetings Law|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Membership and Rules of Education Assessment and Accountability Subcommittee|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Numerous Program Changes|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement; School Attendance Officers; Task Force for Department Financial Management Practices Review|
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...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Major Education Bill - One Component|
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" ...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Major Education Bill - Accountability/Standards Component|
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...
|ME||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12|
|Independent College Representation on State Postsecondary Council|
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....
|VA||Signed into law 02/2002||P-12|
|Regular Submission of Plans|
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....
|TX||Approved by voters 11/2001||P-12|
|Compensation for Certain Board Members|
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,...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Quality Education Commission|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Funding Formula for Education Service Districts|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Education Service Districts|
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....
|NV||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12|
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...
|PA||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Independent Schools|
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...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Regional Education Cooperatives|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Task Force|
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....
|SC||Signed into law 10/2000||P-12|
|Ex-Officio Nonvoting Board Member|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Repealing several section of State Law|
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....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12|
|Reorganizing Florida's Education System|
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....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12|
|Changes to Florida's Education Policy|
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....
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||Task Force on School Governance Report|
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 ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Education Consortium|
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...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12|
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....
|WY||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12|
|Community College Governance|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Governor Appointments|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12|
|Omnibus Bill - Reporting and Planning Requirements of Agencies|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Education Oversight Committee & Office of Education Accountability|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12|
|Omnibus Bill - Membership in Regional Education Service Districts|
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...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Regional Education Service Agencies|
Establishes Regional Education Service Agencies....