|NY||Signed into law 09/2014||P-12||Procedures for the Orderly Closure of a Special Act School District|
From bill summary: requires the board of education of a special act school district to provide written notice to the commissioner of education with a plan for closure of the school and, until such school district meets all financial obligations, submit financi...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2014||P-12||Leasing of Real Property by Boards of Cooperative Educational Services|
From bill summary: Allows boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) to enter into leases of no more than 10 years with public entities and no more than 20 years with non-public entities. Provides the longer leases require written approval of the commi...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2014||P-12||Proposed Budgets of Districts and County Offices of Education|
From bill summary: If the budget of a county office of education is disapproved, requires the county superintendent of schools and the county board of education, on or before September 8, to review the recommendations of the superintendent of public instructio...
|MA||Signed into law 08/2014||P-12||Regional School District Planning Committee|
Allows towns to create a regional school district planning committee and defines membership. https://malegislature.gov/Bills/188/House/H3789...
|NY||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||BOCES Contracts to Provide Professional Development to Out-of-State Districts|
Authorizes boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) to enter into contracts with out-of-state districts to provide educator professional development. Authorizes BOCES to enter into contracts with out-of-state districts for up to five years (previous ...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Abolition of Regional Superintendent of Schools in Region with 2,000,000 Inhabitants|
In provisions concerning the abolition of the office of the regional superintendent of schools in educational service regions containing 2,000,000 or more inhabitants and the transfer of rights, powers, duties, and responsibilities to educational service cent...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Regional Education Administrative Districts|
From the bill analysis: Allows the State Department of Education to establish Regional Education Administrative Districts to provide administrative services to school districts throughout the state. The State Department of Education will provide information to...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Innovative Technology Cooperative Centers|
Section 23, Subd 1: Allows two or more school districts to enter into an agreement to establish an innovative cooperative center to provide for technology and other educational services upon the majority vote of each district's school board. Allows t...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Nontraditional Learning Opportunities|
Section 29: Encourages schools districts to provide nontraditional learning opportunities for students (magnet schools, language immersion programs, project-based learning, career and technical education, etc.) to strengthen the alignment between car...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Diplomas and Educational Cooperatives|
Section 22: Allows students who complete an area learning center program to receive a diploma from an intermediate school district (a special school district created by two or more school districts to provide vocational or special education services ...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Authorizing Multi-district Administrative Units|
Alignes statute with current practice. Defines a "multi-district administrative unit" as a group of school districts that did not form a Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), but were parties to an agreement existing on January 1, 2011, to jointly...
|NY||Vetoed 11/2013||P-12||Leasing of Real Property by Boards of Cooperative Educational Services|
Relates to the leasing of real property by boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES). Extends maximum duration of BOCES leasing agreements from 10 to 20 years. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=S01190&term=&Summary=Y&Memo=Y&Text=Y...
|OR||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Flexible Spending for Regional Education Districts|
Provides regional education districts the opportunity to apply to the state for greater flexibility in the way that they expend funds starting with the 2014-2015 school year. Directs the the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representativ...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||BOCES Contracts with Public Libraries for High-Speed Telecommunications Services|
Authorizes boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) to enter into contracts with public libraries for high-speed telecommunications services. Requires that any such proposed contract be approved by the commissioner of education. http://assembly.state...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Administrative Expenditures|
HF 454 - Section 273.13
Prohibits an area education agency's or a district's general fund from exceeding five percent of its general fund.
|MN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Regional Centers of Excellence|
Allows for regional centers of excellence, which will help school districts and charter schools implement research-based interventions and practices to increase student achievement. Provides that centers must develop partnerships with local and regional servi...
|AK||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Election of an Advisory School Board|
Amends existing law so that the lieutenant governor may provide for the election of an advisory school board established under AS 14.08.115. An election conducted under this subsection shall be held on the first Tuesday in October. The lieutenant governor may ...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Designate BOCES As Local Education Agencies|
Allows a board of cooperative services (BOCES) to act as a local education agency for one or more members that apply for, receive, or administer a federal or state grant (with the exception of federal formula grant monies, unless allowed by ESEA. Authorizes a ...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Electronic Participation in Local Board Meetings|
Allows a district board of education or board of cooperative services (BOCES) to adopt a policy authorizing members to participate electronically in board meetings. But a member who is participating electronically cannot participate in an executive session of ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Authority of a County Superintendent to Change a District's Fiscal Certification|
A.B. 2662 - Authority of a County Superintendent to Change a District's Fiscal Certification
From bill summary: Permits a county superintendent of schools to change a district's certification (that it can meet its financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year and for the subsequent fiscal year) from qualified to negative if it is determin...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Members of County Boards of Education|
From bill summary: Provides that any employee of a school district that is within the jurisdiction of the county board of education is ineligible to be a member of the county board of education. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1651-1700/ab_1662...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Districts Receiving Emergency Apportionments|
Amends conditions under which a trustee and necessary staff appointed to a district receiving an emergency apportionment must serve (a trustee must be appointed to a district by the superintendent of public instruction if the district board requests an emergen...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||BOCES Contracts with Out-of-State Districts|
Permits boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) to enter into contracts of up to two years with out-of-state districts for special education and/or career/technical education services, or for the use of existing products that demonstrate how to map ...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Consolidation of Educational Service Regions|
Requires that, after July 1, 2015, each educational service region contain at least 61,000 inhabitants (previously at least 43,000). Provides that before June 30, 2013, regions may be consolidated voluntarily under statutory provisions or by joint resolution o...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Educational Service Centers|
S.B. 316 - Educational Service Centers
Repeals provision that if an educational service center governing board acquired, leased, purchased, or entered into a contract to purchase, lease, or sell office or classroom space, the board of county
commissioners has no obligation to provide and equip offi...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Offices of the Educational Service Center Superintendent and Governing Board|
S.B. 316 - Offices of the Educational Service Center Superintendent and Governing Board
Repeals section 3319.19 of the revised code, which provided relative to the offices of the superintendent and governing board of an educational service center. Page 256 of 401: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText129/129_SB_316_EN_N.pdf...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Legal Status of Regional Educational Service Agencies|
H.B. 706 - Legal Status of Regional Educational Service Agencies
Clarifies the legal status of regional educational service agencies, to provide that regional educational service agencies are not state agencies but must be considered local units of administration. Page 6 of 11: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20112012/1...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||BOCES Contracts to Provide Special Education Services|
A.B. 9057 - BOCES Contracts to Provide Special Education Services
Part K, Section 1: Authorizes a board of cooperative educational services (BOCES) to enter into contracts with the commissioner of the office of children and family services to provide for children in the office's custody any special education programs and rel...