|CO||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||School Boards Meeting In Executive Session|
From the bill summary: Under current law, the minutes of a meeting of a local public body during which an executive session is held are required to reflect the topic of the discussion at the executive session. In the case of a meeting of a local board of educa...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12|
|Rule Review and Reporting Requirements|
H.B. 7031 - Rule Review and Reporting Requirements
Section 2: Exempts an educational unit (i.e., a school district, a community college district, the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, or a state university) from requirements to (1) review and revise its rules as often as necessary to ensure that its r...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Modifying Membership of District Board|
H.B. 7031 - Modifying Membership of District Board
Section 15: Authorizes a district board to modify the number of members on its board by adopting a resolution that establishes the total number of members on the board (not less than 5), and the number of members to be elected by residence areas or elected at ...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||Local Board as Body Corporate; Duties of Board Member|
Defines "body corporate". Provides that, notwithstanding a local school board's status as a body corporate, an elected school board member serves and represents the residents of the board member's district. Provides that service and representation may not be r...
|UT||Signed into law 04/2014||P-12||School Board Candidate Campaign Requirements|
From bill summary: Removes provisions that require a local school board office candidate to comply with the financial reporting requirements applicable to a state school board candidate. Requires a local school board candidate to comply with the financial repo...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Record Augmentation on Appeal|
Provides for record augmentation on appeal when a certificated professional employee is suspended, granted leave of absence, placed on probation or discharged for a material violation of any lawful rules or regulations of the board of trustees or of the state ...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Employment of Trustee Spouse|
Revises the authority of school district trustees and public charter school board of directors regarding employment of a spouse. Provides that no spouse of any trustee may be employed by a school district or a charter school within a school district with a fal...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||School Board Elections|
Clarifies ballot printing deadlines and who is responsible for notification of school zone changes. Expands a county's ability to request a modification of election procedures from joint districts to include other small taxing districts.
|WY||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Community-Based Planning for Legislatively-Funded School Facilities|
Requiring school district boards to create local advisory committee to participate in the planning and executing of any building projects funded by the state legislature. Defines membership. http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2014/Enroll/SF0003.pdf...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Persons Authorized to Countersign Board Payments|
In the absence of the school board president, allows any board member designated by the school board at a board meeting to countersign checks or warrants.
|OK||Signed into law 09/2013||P-12||Restrictions on Attorneys Involved in Due Process Hearings|
Prohibits an attorney, representative, or other designee of the school district who has represented or represents a school district or the administration of a school district at a hearing held for the
purpose of affording due process rights and requirements f...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||District Judge Authority to Remove Board Member from Office|
Authorizes a district judge to remove from office a member of the board of trustees of an independent school district. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/pdf/SB00122F.pdf#navpanes=0...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||District Trustee Member Access to Records|
Authorizes a district board of trustees member to obtain district information, documents, and records without submitting a public information request. Permits the district to withhold or redact information, a document, or a record requested is exempted from di...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||School Boards|
Clarifies laws governing suspension or removal of local school board members when school districts are threatened with losing their accreditation. Revises provisions and removes contradictory language.
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Unified School District Governing Boards|
Stipulates that unified school district governing boards are constituted and permitted to conduct meetings for the purpose of necessary unified district operations after the adoption of
unification resolutions; allows a unified school district governing board ...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Recount Boards for School Elections|
Provides for school district recount boards for school elections. Requires the school recount board to consist of three members of the board of trustees of the school
district for which the school election took place. Provides other parameters.
|TN||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||District Hiring|
Regulates the hiring and promotion of relatives of local board of education (local board) members who are employed with the local education agency (LEA) managed and controlled by the local board. Prohibits a director of school from hiring a relative of the dir...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Training for New Board Members|
Establishes instructional requirements for new board member. Clarifies that the 12 hours of training include: school finance, Oklahoma education laws,; legal issues, which include but are not limited to employment, due process, new laws, and the Oklahoma Open ...
|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 ...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||School District Campaign Reporting Act|
Creates the School District Campaign Reporting Act. Sets new reporting requirements for school board candidates, and sets civil and criminal penalties for violations of the act.
|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 ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Local Boards; releases from state regulation|
H.B. 2098/S.B. 1189
Requires any school board that has requested a release from certain state regulations to provide a description of how the release from the state regulation is designed to increase the quality of instruction and improve the achievement of students in the affect...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Local School Board Salaries|
Provides that salary increases for local school boards representing a city or town are not operable until members are re-appointed or reelected. Specifies dates when salary increases take effect.
|MS||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Special Election to Fill School Board Positions for School Districts Under Conservatorship|
Amends Mississippi Code of 1972 so that in the event the statute provides that vacancies in an all-elected membership of the school board will be filled by appointment by the remaining members of the school board and no members of the school board remain in of...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Special Election for Districts Under a Conservator to Fill an Empty School Board|
Amends Mississippi Code of 1972 sections 37-17-13, 37-5-19, and 37-7-207 for a special school board election. In the event the statute provides that vacancies in the membership of the school board be filled by appointment by the remaining members of a school b...
|GA||Issued 02/2013||P-12||Suspending Local School Board Members|
Exec. Order 2/25/13, No. 1
Suspends six members of the Dekalb County School Board. Creates a school board nominating committee. Charges committee with nominating persons to replace the suspended school board members. http://gov.georgia.gov/sites/gov.georgia.gov/files/related_files/docu...
|NE||Signed into law 02/2013||P-12||Class V District School Boards|
Reduces the number of members of a Class V (Omaha) school board from twelve to nine members pursuant to the election of members in May 2013. The term of office of each member serving on the effective date of this act expires on the fourth Monday after such ele...
|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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Removal of College-Preparatory Boarding School Board of Trustees Member|
S.B. 316 - Removal of College-Preparatory Boarding School Board of Trustees Member
Permits the governor, operator, or any other person or entity who appoints a member to the board of trustees of a college-preparatory boarding school to remove that member from the board at any time. Pages 237-238 of 592: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/Bil...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||County Board of Developmental Disabilities Employee Eligibility to Serve on Local School Board|
S.B. 316 - County Board of Developmental Disabilities Employee Eligibility to Serve on Local School Board
Requires that, notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary, an employee of a county board of developmental disabilities also may be a member of the governing board of a political subdivision, including a district board of education, or an agency that does n...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Post Employment Benefit Trusts|
Adds corporations to the list of entities who may act as trustee for trust agreements between school districts and corporate trustees in reference to OPEB (other post employment benefits) trusts. Also allows school districts to employ corporations to advise on...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Cooperative School Board Vacancies|
Modifies the procedure for filling a vacancy on a cooperative school board.
|OK||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Training Requirements for School Board Members|
H.B. 2306 - School Board Training Section
Those appointed or elected to school board positions must agree to take 12 hours of instruction related to education within 15 months. If a member does not complete the required training and is required to leave his or her seat due to not completing the requir...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||School Board Term Limits|
Requires local option elections in certain school districts to determine if school board members should have term limits of three consecutive four-year terms. Addresses issues related to the process of conducting and the cost of such elections.
|OK||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Board Member Continuing Education Requirements|
Allows entities that provide training to charge an amount sufficient to reimburse the cost of training. Expands prohibition from school board reelection for failure to complete continuing education requirements to prohibition to be reappointed or to run for el...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||School Board Governance Improvement Act|
Establishes the School Board Governance Improvement Act of 2012. Provides legislative intent. Requires prospective board members to publicly affirm certain principles of educational governance. Specifies the responsibilities of board members. Provides for the ...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Local Superintendent, School Board and Principal Responsibilities, Authority|
Requires performance contracts for local superintendents in districts that receive a C, D or F grade. The contracts must establish performance targets at the school and district level to include: student achievement and graduation rates. Local superintendents ...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Election of Local Board Chair|
From bill analysis: Provides flexibility for districts in scheduling elections of a school board chair by amending the existing requirement that a district board elect a chair on the third Tuesday after the first Monday of November. Instead the bill requires t...
|MO||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Modifies the Length of School Board Terms|
Provides that any school district in St. Charles County that becomes an urban school district because of the 2010 federal decennial census will retain terms of three years for its school board members. In addition, school board member elections will continue t...
|MI||Signed into law 11/2011||P-12||School Board Elections|
Revises references to the Election Law to bring into compliance with changes made by H.B. 4005 (more details in bill floor summary http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/billanalysis/Senate/pdf/2011-SFA-0427-F.pdf). Bill text: http://www.legislature...
|MI||Signed into law 11/2011||P-12||School Board Elections|
Effective January 1, 2012, requires school board elections to be held at the general November election (i.e., in November of even-numbered years). http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/publicact/pdf/2011-PA-0233.pdf...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||School boards; Interactive Technology|
Allows a school board to conduct meetings using interactive technology with an audio and visual link if the board complies with other requirements governing meetings of local units of government. (Article 2, Sec 1)
|RI||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Collective Bargaining|
Notwithstanding other provisions, requires that the power and duty to enter into collective bargaining agreements be vested in the
chief executive officer of the municipality and not in the school committee. Gives the elected school committees of each city, t...
|IN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Selection of School Board Members|
Beginning in 2012, school board members selected by election must be elected at general elections and take office the following January 1. Provides that a school board plan may be amended to allow for both election and appointment of the members of the school ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||School Board Member Leave Time|
Grants certain types of leave by a city, parish, or other local public school board; provides relative to the requirement that the board grant certain sabbatical leave requests; and provides relative to the requirement that the board permit certain employees t...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Authorization for Special Board Meetings to Discuss Changes in Funding|
Authorizes a school district to call a special meeting to address changes in the amount of education funding to be received from the state. The authorization is repealed effective July 1, 2012.
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Permits Local Boards of Education to Jointly Establish Regional Schools|
Authorizes local boards of education to jointly establish a regional school to serve enrolled students in two or more local school districts that will expand student opportunities for educational success through high quality instructional programming. Provides...
|LA||Adopted 06/2011||P-12||Substitute Teaching by School Board Members|
Urges and requests all members of city, parish, and other local public school boards to voluntarily substitute teach in a public elementary or secondary school located in their respective school systems.
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Campaign Finance Reports for School Board Trustees and Candidates|
From fiscal analysis: Requires school districts located either wholly or partly in a city with a population of 500,000 or more, and with a student enrollment of more than 15,000, to post on their Web sites the campaign finance reports for school board trustees...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Governance|
Removes the provisions creating the 10-member elected State Board of Education and provides for the election and appointment of members whose terms will commence on January 8, 2013. Bill provides for the appointment of the superintendent of public instruction ...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Temporary Absence, Board Members|
Specifies that temporary absence of a member of a county board of education to serve in the military does not constitute a vacancy in office and is not subject to provisions of the code requiring a temporary replacement.
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
|Budget Review/Gift Ban for School Board Members|
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 6, 29
Removes the requirement that the commissioner of education review the budgets for school districts and Florida College System institutions. Removes the requirement that the state department of education approve school board budgets. Requires school districts t...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Requires School Boards to Adopt Mission Statement|
Requires a school board to adopt a mission statement for every school under its jurisdiction. Provides that in developing and adopting a mission statement, a school board must solicit input from teachers, administrators, parents, students and community members...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Instructional Policies|
Requires school boards to establish the structure, accountability, advocacy, and delivery of instruction in each school operated and governed in its district. Requires school boards to establish instructional policies and goals based upon available information...
|NJ||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Board of Education Criminal Activity|
Disqualifies member of board of education or member of charter school board of trustees for conviction of certain crimes and requires member to undergo criminal history background investigation.
|MD||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Clarifies Requirements Under the Open Meetings Act|
Establishes a Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government within the General Assembly to provide continuing legislative oversight regarding transparency and open government, and to recommend initiatives that increase citizen access to government resour...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Lawsuits by School Corporations|
Prohibits the governing body of a school corporation from using funds received from the state to bring or join in an action against the state unless the school corporation is challenging an adverse decision by a state agency, board, or commission.
|GA||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||School Board Member Terms|
Provides that members of local boards of education must serve terms of no less than four years. Provides for a phase-in period and for exceptions. Provides for the composition and election of county boards of education in counties in which there is a homestead...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Implementing Common Core State Standards|
To transition to and implement the Common Core State Standards, the State Board of Education may: (1) Modify curriculum and assessment requirements; (2) Adopt new curriculum and assessment requirements; and (3) Direct the Department of Education to: (A) Propos...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||School District Trustee Elections|
Modifies processes for school district trustee elections -- such as withdrawal of candidates, swearing in, board organization, etc.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Secure Mandatory Testing: Exclusion of Students|
Adds the act of excluding students from testing who are required to be assessed to the conditions under which the Board of Education may (i) bring a cause of action, (ii) suspend or revoke an administrative or teaching license, or (iii) initiate or cause to be...
|MI||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act|
Repeals the "Local Government Fiscal Responsibility Act", and creates the "Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act", which similarly would provide for the review, management, and control of the financial and other operations of a local g...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Campaign Contributions to School Board Candidates|
Increases the limit on campaign contributions to school board candidates from $100 for individuals and $200 for organizations to $1,000.
|MS||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Purchase of Easements|
Authorizes local school boards to purchase easements for access to 16th section lands. Prohibits the use of eminent domain by any local school board or governing authority to acquire easement access to 16th section lands or lieu lands.
|MS||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Funds to Nonprofit Foundations|
Authorizes local school boards to disburse funds to a nonprofit foundation that exists to enhance the public educational experience and quailty of instruction for studnets in that district. Defines conditions that must be met prior to disbursement of furnds.
|MT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||School Board Governance|
WHEREAS, if the boundaries of an elementary school district and a high school district do not coincide,
then high school additional trustees may be elected from areas outside of the elementary school district
boundaries to serve on the high school board of tru...
|HI||Approved by voters 11/2010||P-12||Appointed Board of Education|
Proposes an amendment to the state constitution to direct the governor to nominate and, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, appoint the members of the board of education (Hawaii is currently a single-district state, meaning that the district boar...
|LA||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Local School Board Authority|
Addressed the prohibitions on the involvement of members of local school boards in personnel matters with respect to the hiring, firing and disciplining employees. In particular, the fill focuses on role of board members with respect to local school superinten...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Prohibition on Use of Public Funds|
Prohibits local boards of education from using public funds to endorse or oppose a referendum, election or a particular candidate for elective office. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2009/Bills/House/HTML/H593v6.html...
|HI||Vetoed 07/2010||P-12||Appointed Board of Education from Nominations by Advisory Council|
Requires board of education members to be nominated and, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, appointed by the governor from pools of qualified candidates presented to the governor by the board of education selection advisory council. Establishes ...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||School Board Business, Conflicts of Interest|
Allows a school treasurer to pay recurring bills upon certification by the clerk or secretary of the school board (instead of requiring an order of the school board signed by the president and clerk or secretary or by a majority of the board). Makes changes to...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||School Boards May Jointly Purchase Employee Health Insurance|
Allows two or more boards of education to jointly purchase health insurance for their employees. http://www.cga.ct.gov/2010/ACT/Pa/pdf/2010PA-00174-R00HB-05424-PA.pdf...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Boards of Education Cooperative Arrangement|
Establishes a grant in fiscal year 2012 to any municipality whose board of education makes a cooperative arrangement with at least one other board of education to provide school transportation that results in a savings in fiscal year 2011. The grant is in addi...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Local Board Members and Local Superintendents|
Requires local board member who moves out of local board jurisdiction to notify the local board secretary within 10 days of such move. Allows employees of private K-12 schools to serve on local school boards.
Defines "immediate family member" as spouse, chil...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Local Board Members and Bail Bond Businesses|
Repeals provision that barred a local school board member from engaging in the bail bond business in the jurisdiction of the board to which he/she was elected. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/pdf/hb980.pdf...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Updating Policies|
Requires that local districts update their policy pamphlets every two years, rather than annually.
Clarifies that state board or commission may meet through telephone or other electronic means; provides that members who attend a meeting through telephone or other electronic means are not entitled to compensation or reimbursement for expenses; provides that ...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Council Per Diems Eliminated|
Eliminates per diem payments for learning community coordinating council members.
|MD||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Local Boards of Education Master Plans|
Requires local boards of education to continue submitting annual updates to their master plans in October 2010 and October 2011 and delays the requirement that local boards of education summit new 5-year comprehensive master plans from October 15, 2010, until ...
|NE||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Learning Community Coordinating Councils|
Allows expenses for non-voting members of learning community coordinating councils, modifies the levy authority for learning communities, changes learning community reporting provisions, and eases the restrictions on terminating an elementary learning center e...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Determination of District Boundaries for School Board Elections|
Establishes a deadline of January 1, 2011 for cities and school boards to submit to the county clerk a list of properties and boundaries and changes to boundaries, to allow the county clerk to maintain a roster of voters who are eligible to vote in school boar...
|DE||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||School District Elections|
Amends the notice requirements for school districts conducting elections; provides a deadline for a district to return voter affidavits if given to it and makes voting twice in a school election a crime; clarifies the content of the notice to be posted by scho...
|DE||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Training on Due Process|
Requires school board members to receive training concerning special education due process hearings.
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Student Members of Local School Boards|
Requires the governing board of a school district to appoint a pupil member or members within 30 days of receiving a petition from students to do so, or at its next regularly scheduled meetings if no meeting is held within 30 days of receipt of said petition. ...
|UT||Adopted 09/2009||P-12||Local Board Assurances|
Requires each local school board and charter school governing board to provide written assurance assurances that the board has:
(1) Implemented an electronic device (cell phones and pagers) policy consistent with state board rule
(2) Posted collective bargain...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Certain School Treasurers|
Allows, with respect to a school board of an elementary school, high school or unit school district that forms a part of a Class II county school unit that was under the jurisdiction and authority of the township treasurer and trustees of schools of a township...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||New York City Board of Education|
A.B. 8903 - New York City Board Members and Meetings
Amends membership of the New York City board of education. Increases number of members appointed by the mayor from seven to eight. Eliminates provision rendering the chancellor a voting member and chairperson of the city board. Replaces with provision making t...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||New York City Board|
A.B. 8903 - New York City Board Powers and Duties
Substantially amends powers and duties of New York City board, authorizing the board to:
(1) Approve all regulations proposed by the chancellor or city board
(2) Approve the educational facilities capital plan, following any applicable hearings conducted by t...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Community District Education Councils|
A.B. 8903 - Community District Education Councils
Amends provisions regarding eligibility of individuals serving as parent members of community district education councils in New York City. Permits a parent member to remain on a community district education council for two years after the member's child leave...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Local Board of Education Code of Ethics|
Requires all cities, counties, local boards of education, unified governments, sanitary districts, and consolidated city-counties to adopt a Code of Ethics for the governing board; requires the members of those governing boards to receive education on ethics l...
|AZ||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Nepotism|
Restricts election to a governing board of a school district of immediate family of members or prior members of such board. Chapter 90
|NC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Unlawful for School Board Member to Willfully Discharge Duties|
Makes it unlawful for a school board member to willfully fail to discharge the duties of the office; adds school board members to list of city and county officials for which willful discharge of duties was already unlawul; provides for removal from office. htt...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Teachers on Contract Cannot Serve on School Board|
No member of a school board shall be employed as a teacher by engaged in a contract to teach pursuant to sections 79-817 to 79-821 with the
school district which he or she serves as a board member.
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Delegation of Authority|
Allows local boards of education to delegate authority regarding assignment of individual students for decision-making on certain matters.
|OK||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Amends Nepotism Parameters|
Relates to the school district boards of education nepotism prohibition to limit application of school board member nepotism prohibition when a person who is related to a member of the board of education within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity fr...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Anti-Nepotism Provisions|
H.B. 251 Section 2
Defines immediate family member. Effective with local board members elected or appointed after July 2009, bars an individual who has an immediate family member on a local board or serving as the district superintendent or as a principal, assistant principal or...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Nepotism|
H.B. 251- Section Affecting Superintendent Selection
This section of H.B. 251 prohibits any person from being eligible to be appointed, employed, or to serve as superintendent of schools of any county or independent school system who has an immediate family member sitting on the local board of education for such...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Eligibility for School Board Service|
Provides that no person who is on the national or state sex offender registry may be eligible for election to or service on a local board of education. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/pdf/sb14.pdf...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Two prongs: Discipline & Location of School Board Meetings|
Allows school board trustees to meet outside district boundaries for purpose of collaboration with other boards, agencies or collaboratives; expands the disciplinary powers of school administrators; clarifies the laws governing student suspensions. Because sta...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||School Board Training|
Effective March 1, 2010, requires local boards to adopt policies for orientation and ongoing training of board of education members....
|NH||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Student Board Members|
Permits a school board to vote to add one or more high school students as members of the board; allows the school board to determine a procedure for rotating student representation on the board when there is more than one high school in the school district.
|MT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Conflict of Interest Exemption|
Revises the conflicts of interests laws that prohibits a trustee from being employed in any capacity by the trustee's own school district. Adds a provision to allow a trustee to officiate at athletic competitions under the auspices of the State Officials Assoc...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Grievance Procedures|
Provides additional direction to school boards in establishing and administering a grievance procedure to resolve disputes arising between the school board and certain employees; relates to suspensions and other disciplinary actions.
|ID||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||School Boards|
Provides that, in the event a vacancy is declared on the board of trustees of a school district and the board is unable to appoint a trustee from the zone vacated after ninety days, the board of trustees may appoint a person at-large from within the boundaries...
|OK||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||School Board Member Training Requirements|
Defines the training requirements for new school board members. OKLAHOMA 15355...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||School Board Elections|
Authorizes school trustee election by acclamation if the number of candidates for vacant school trustee positions is less than the number of positions to be elected.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||County/Local Board Collaboration|
Modifies provisions regarding local governmental entity and school district cooperation in education matters. Allows a representative of county government to attend and participate in the board discussions at local school board meetings. Requires local boards ...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||School Board Meeting Laws|
Requires a school district board of education to make a recording of each regular and special meeting of the board and to make the recording available to the public. Requires the board to utilize the best technology available to the school district at the time...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||School boards|
Provides that the voters of any school district may amend the number of board members by a majority vote of all voters.
|NJ||Signed into law 10/2008||P-12||School Superintendent Reappointments|
Eliminates one-year notice that a school district is required to give superintendent of schools if the district determines not to reappoint.
|NY||Signed into law 10/2008||P-12||Lawyers and Compensation, Health Insurance and Other Benefits|
Creates new part III (sections 2050 through 2054) of article 41 of the education code. Provides that a lawyer may not simultaneously be an independent contractor and an employee of a district or board of cooperative educational services (BOCES). Provides that ...
|OK||Adopted 07/2008||P-12||New School Board Member Training|
Amends rules regarding training requirements for new school board members to include: Each new school board member shall complete the following requirements within 15 months of election:
(1) Two hours on school finance and reporting including public school ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||School Board Member Training|
Concerns training and instruction for public school board members. Makes board member training requirement four hours annually (formerly was six hours total). Provides that for board members in a school district with one or more schools identified as an academ...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12|
|Primaries for Board Elections|
Regulates primary elections regarding school district and community college board members. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2008/2307.pdf...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Extension of Contracts for School Leaders|
No school board may extend the contract of a director of schools without giving notice of intent to do so at least fifteen (15) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting at which action will be taken, giving notice as required, and including such proposed a...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Boards Establish Their Own Ethical Standards|
Considers all county, municipal and special school districts in the state to be separate governmental entities. Allows the school boards of each county, municipal, and special school district to establish ethical standards used to govern their respective schoo...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Board Members Selling School Supplies|
Provides an exception to provision prohibiting a school board member from selling school supplies or equipment to the county board. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/pdf/hb602.pdf...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Scheduling of Runoff Elections|
Provides that if an election for school board trustees occurs on a Tuesday, during a general election, any runoff for such election shall occur three weeks after the election.
|MN||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Conflict of Interest Exceptions|
Establishes a conflict of interest exception for certain school contracts for professional and other services.
|MS||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Additional Training of School Board Members in Certain Districts|
Relates to local school board members; increases the annual training requirements for local school board members in districts with failing schools or in districts where serious financial conditions exist; requires annual certification of such training.
|NJ||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Public Comment at Boards of Education Meetings|
Amends the Open Public Meetings Act. Requires boards of education to set aside a portion of every board meeting for public comment.
|MI||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||School Board Members as Coaches and Supervisors|
Allows school board members to be appointed to or serve as a volunteer coach or supervisor of a student extracurricular activity if certain conditions are met.
|NM||On November 2008 Ballot 12/2007||P-12||Increase Size of Certain School Boards|
Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to increase the size of school boards in school districts with a specified population; provides for conduct of election by mail-in ballot or as otherwise provided by law; provides each school districts shall be divided...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2007||P-12||school board member|
Relates to existing law that establishes the amount of compensation for the services of a member of the city board of education or governing board of a school district who attends all meetings based on the average daily attendance of the district for the prior...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Mandated Child Abuse Reporters|
Amends the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. Adds members of a school board, the Chicago Board of Education, or the governing body of a private school as mandated reporters. Provides penalties for knowingly transmitting a false report. http://www.ilga....
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Community Organization Use of School Facilities During Non-School Hours|
Encourages school boards to allow community organizations to use school facilities during non-school hours. Provides that if a school board allows a community organization to use school facilities during non-school hours, the board must adopt a formal policy g...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Removal of Local Board Members by State Board|
Repeals the law allowing the state board to remove local school board members.
|NY||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||New York City Community School District|
Amends the Education Law in relation to the effect of certain regulations and by-laws on community council members, community superintendents, and all other officers and employees in schools and programs under the jurisdiction of the community district educati...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Training for School Committee Members|
Adds labor and labor relations, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and employee contract analysis to the professional development program for Rhode Island school committees. offered by Rhode Island College and the Rhode Island Association of School ...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School Board Elections|
Clarifies that vacancies on the School Boards shall be filled in accordance with the procedures for filling a vacancy; provides that the last notice of election for a school board election appear no later than 5 days before the day of the election so that the ...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School Governing Boards and Administrators Evaluating Teachers|
Revises provisions governing the salaries of the members of the boards of trustees of school districts based on the population of the county in which the school district is located. Authorizes a member of the board of trustees to donate all or a part of his sa...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Roles of and Relationship Between Boards and Superintendents|
Clarifies the precise roles and relationship between boards and superintendents. Provides the major responsibilities of a board in a way that parallels the major responsibilities of a superintendent.
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||Postsec.||Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board|
Authorizes a student to serve as a student representative on Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), but without voting power. The bill also authorizes students to serve on student-issue advisory committees of THECB.
|NE||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Educational Service Units and Early Childhood Education Grants|
Relates to educational service units and school funding, incuding distance education. Changes provisions relating to: election of board members for educational service units; distance education, unit boundaries and board membership; and the Early Childhood Edu...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Televised School Boad Meetings|
Authorizes the board of trustees of a school district in a county whose population is 50,000 or more to cause each meeting of the board to be broadcast on a television station created to provide community access to cable television by using the facilities of t...
|TX||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Terms, School Boards|
From the bill analysis: The bill amends the Education Code to authorize the board of trustees of school districts to change the length of the terms of its trustees to either three or four years. The bill requires that trustees must specify the manner in which ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Health Insurance Credits Retired Teachers & School Board Employees|
H.B. 2370, S.B. 1218
Increases the monthly health insurance credit for retired teachers from $2.50 to $4.00 for each full year of the retired member's creditable service; eliminates an overall cap to the credit, and adds retired full-time, salaried employees of local school boards...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School Board Member Reimbursements and Deductions|
Increases the maximum amount of annual expenses for which local school board members can be reimbursed for meetings from $2,000 to $3,000 per calendar year. Clarifies that an elected member of a local school board is eligible for the health care coverage avail...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School Board Members Compensation Schedule|
Authorizes local school boards to adopt board compensation schedules for the compensation and expenses of their members beginning on July 1, 2007. http://le.utah.gov/~2007/bills/hbillenr/hb0234.htm...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School Board Official Severance Benefits Announcement|
Requires that any severance benefits provided to any departing official appointed by a local school board shall be publically announced by that school board prior to such departure. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HB1862ER...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School Board Employee Housing Assistance|
H.B. 2446, S.B. 1387
In order to ensure its competitiveness as an employer, allows counties with the county executive form of government to provide for the use of funds, other than state funds, to provide grants, loans, and other assistance for county and school board employees, a...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School Board Personnel Mileage Reimbursement|
Requires local school boards to reimburse school personnel for mileage costs when they are required to use a personal motor vehicle in the course of their employment at a minimum rate that is at least the same for state employees who are reimbursed for mileage...
|WV||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Education Code Amendments|
Amends Education Code in the following ways:
1) Prescribes authorities of county school boards.
2) Expands purposes for which schools may expend funds.
3) Establishes certain vehicle and driver safety requirements for transporting students to a school-sponso...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Rural School Boards|
Relates to membership on rural school boards; for districts that have undergone reorganization, the reorganization plan may provide for school board membership
requirements that are different from those specified for other rural boards.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Local School Board Public Hearing Requirements|
Requires a school board to hold a public hearing prior to closing a school or changing the boundaries of a school, and establishes notice requirements for the public hearing. http://le.utah.gov/~2007/bills/sbillenr/sb0133.htm...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School Board Vote Tie-breaker|
Authorizes any popularly elected school board to appoint a qualified voter who is a resident of the county, city, or town to cast the deciding vote in case of a tie vote of the school board. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HB1810ER...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Exception to Nepotism Policy|
Allows an immediate family member of a school board member or of a superintendent in a parish with a population of 26,000 or less to be promoted to an administrative position if such family member has the appropriate qualifications and certifications for such ...
|FL||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||School Board Elections|
Relates to district school boards; provides for alternate procedure for election of district board chair in any district that does not have a board member elected at large; requires referendum and provides requirements for submitting such referendum to elector...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Duties of School Boards|
Requires school board members other than of the Chicago Board of Education to take an oath of office. Sets forth the contents of that oath. Specifies that the local board must direct the superintendent in his or her administration of the school district, inclu...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Parishwide School District of the Parish of Cameron|
Recognizes that the parish of Cameron has suffered wide-spread devastation and crippling disruption from the effects of Hurricane Rita prohibiting normal recovery and restoration. Creates the Parishwide School District of the Parish of Cameron. Provides that...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Board Member District Boundaries|
Relates to school districts; relates to changing board member district boundaries; relates to assessed valuation of school districts.
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||School Board Election Nominating Petitions|
Requires two petitioners for a candidate's nominating petition for election to a board of education. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/06RS/HB361/bill.doc...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12|
|Open Meetings Laws|
H.B. 698; S.B. 623
Requires a public body that adjourns an open session to carry out an executive function in a meeting that is not open to the public to include specified information in the minutes of its next open session.
|MD||Became law without governor's signature 04/2006||P-12||School Board of Education Elections|
S.B. 129; SB 373
Authorizes certain political parties to nominate candidates to the ballot if the parties do not nominate candidates by primary election; clarifies how political parties may fill vacancies; repeals certain provisions regarding the filling of a vacancy in nomina...
|WV||Vetoed 04/2006||P-12||Procedure for Removal of Elected Officials|
Provides a procedure for removal of elected school board members.
|ID||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Watchers at School District Elections|
Amends existing law relating to school district elections to allow the candidate to authorize a watcher to observe the conduct of the election; to permit challengers and watchers to work in shifts; to provide for watchers at school district elections which are...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Additional School Board Powers|
Authorizes school boards to partner with entities, organizations and corporations for the purpose of benefiting the school district and to borrow funds from the Rural Economic Development Authority for the Maintenance of school buildings.
|LA||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||Election of School Board Members|
Delays from 2006 to 2007 the election of school board members in certain parishes and reduces from four years to three years the terms of those elected in 2007 in order to resume terms and election concurrent with all other systems, except Orleans, beginning 2...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||Tie-Breaker Status|
Authorizes a popularly elected school board with an even number of members, to appoint a tiebreaker in case of a tie vote.
|IL||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||School Board Members and Group Health Insurance|
H.B. 881 -- Board Member Health Insurance
Clarifies that nothing in statute may preclude an elected school board member from participating in a group health insurance program provided to an employee of the school district that the board member serves if the board member is a dependent of that employee...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Training for Board Members|
One section requires every trustee or voting member of a board of education of a school district or a board of cooperative educational services, elected or appointed for a term beginning on or after July first, two thousand five, shall, within the first year...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Student Representation|
Allows a board of school directors (except for the Chicago board of education) to appoint a student to the board to serve in an advisory capacity. The student member is to serve for a term as determined by the board. The board may not grant the student member ...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Student Representatives on School Boards|
Provides that there may be more than one student representative on a school board and for the manner of their selection....
|LA||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Public Comment in Large Districts|
Exempts any school board in a parish containing a municipality with a population of 400,000 or more from the requirement that the school board allow public comment prior to taking any vote and preceding each agenda item at board meetings. Provides instead that...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Public Comment Period|
Requires at least one public comment period per month at a regular meeting of a local board of education, county board of commissioners, or municipal governing board. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2005/Bills/House/HTML/H635v5.html...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Military Board Members|
Current state law does not permit military officers to serve on the school boards of military reservation school districts, which is inconsistent with federal policy. S.B. 144 amends the Texas Education Code to authorize the state board to appoint military off...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Potential Conflict of Interest|
Amends the prohibition of district employees or charter school employees from serving as a board member in that district. Allows a district employee or public charter school employee to serve if:
(a) The person is employed by the district or public charter sc...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Board Vacancies|
Stipulates that the school board instead of the selectboard is to fill a vacancy on a town or union school board. If a town does not have a school board, the town's selectboard is to appoint a person who is otherwise eligible to serve as a director from that d...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Insurance, Retirement and Other Benefits for School Board Members|
States that local boards of education are authorized to expend local funds for life, disability, and liability insurance, retirement and pension coverage, social security coverage, and similar benefits for members of such local boards of education who elect to...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Governing Boards|
Repeals provision granting a school district and its employees immunity from civil liability for the consequences of the good faith adoption and implementation of policies and procedures relating to the health and safety of all pupils participating in district...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Odd Number of Members on Local Boards|
S.B. 1044 (sections 11-13)
Bars all local boards from having an even number of members, regardless of prior annexation or consolidation agreements. Requires any resultant change in the number of members on a local school board to be effective upon the directors' taking office following ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Election of School District Boards of Directors|
S.B. 1044 (section 32)
Repeals Arkansas Code § 6-14-120 pertaining to the election of school district boards of directors.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||County Boards of Education|
Repeals county boards of education. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1701.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Board of Directors|
Increases from six to nine the number of hours of training that a newly elected member of a school board of directors is required to obtain following election. Specifies that every local board member who has served for at least 12 consecutive months must compl...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Districts' Employment of Board Members' Relatives|
An act to restrict school districts from employing relatives of board members.
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School District Auditors|
Requires school district auditors to comply with the requirements and prohibitions of the federal Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB2700.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Election Code|
Amends sections of the Arkansas code pertaining to school elections. Specifies that the annual school election may concern only issues
authorized to be on the ballot by the Arkansas Constitution or by statute and no other issues shall appear on the ballot. Per...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Board Salaries|
Increases the maximum salary to be paid members of the school board (affects the Salem board). Across the state, salaries range from $240 to $5300. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?051+ful+CHAP0536...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Roles of School Councils, Local Boards and Superintendents in Achieving State Education Goals|
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraphs 8-10)
(8) School councils at all school levels are encouraged to identify and allocate resources to qualified teachers to become coaches or mentors in mathematics or coaches or mentors in reading with a focus on improving student achievement in their respective scho...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Local School Board Amendments|
Provides that when a vacancy occurs in the office of president or vice president of a local school board for any reason, a replacement shall be elected for the unexpired term; and requires attendance of a simple majority of the board members to constitute a qu...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Board Power|
Relates to the power of school boards to lease equipment, furniture, supplies and textbooks; and dismiss district personnel.
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12|
|Open Meetings and Open Records Information|
Requires the attorney general to distribute Open Meetings and Open Records Act information to local government officials, superintendents of public school districts, and presidents of public universities. Requires superintendents and presidents of public unive...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Local Officials|
Prohibits certain officials from voting if a conflict of interest exists. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2005/bills/SB171enr.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Continuity of School Boards Protection Act|
An act to protect the continuity of school boards by amending the procedure for election of school boards following annexation; allows certain districts to return to at-large elections. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1266.pdf...
|IL||Signed into law 01/2005||P-12||School Code|
Amends the Children with Disabilities Article of the School Code to allow a child with a disability who has completed four years of high school to participate in the graduation ceremony and receive a certificate of completion under specified circumstances. Fur...
|MI||Signed into law 11/2004||P-12||Intermediate School District Board Membership|
Relates to a conflict of interest policy for intermediate school district officials and employees; requires and prohibits members of constituent district board from serving on an intermediate school board.
|NY||Signed into law 10/2004||P-12||Minority members of Special Act School Districts|
Requires special act school districts to have a certain minority of public members appointed by the Commissioner of Education; defines public members as neither employed by, nor members of, the boards of trustees of the designated child care agencies appointin...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Public Hearing on Textbooks|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 18: Requires the governing board of every district to hold a public hearing and make a determination as to whether each pupil in each school in the district has sufficient textbooks or instructional materials in each subject that are consistent with the c...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||School District Governing Boards: Pupil Members|
Requires the governing board of a school district to appoint to its membership a preferential voting pupil member. Requires school districts with more than one high school to select a pupil member from a different high school each year on a rotating basis. htt...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||School Districts: Reorganizations|
Permits a county committee on school district organization to abolish a common governing board of an elementary school district and a high school district upon a vote of the electors of the school districts. Provides that an election relating to a school distr...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Military Service: School District Board Vacancies|
Provides if the absence of a member of the governing board of a school district for federal military deployment exceeds a 6-month period, the governing board of a school district is permitted to approve an additional 6 month absence, with certain requirements,...
|Local Education Agencies Compensation|
Requires a county superintendent of school and the governing board of a school district with 10 or more full-time employees, and the governing board of a community college district to annually report all compensation received by a county superintendent of scho...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Board of Education Membership|
Requires additional date for filing expenditure statements by candidates for membership on boards of education; requires statement of contributions to such candidates. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=a8558...
|NM||Rule Adoption 08/2004||P-12||Responsibility/Examination/Code of Conduct/Education|
NMAC 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 10, 11, 14, 18, 19, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, .9
Establishes rules regarding board responsibilities, ARE examination, continuing education, code of conduct and practice standards, and settlement agreements. NEW MEXICO REG 4122 (SN)...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||School District Governing Boards: Meetings|
Relates to meetings of the governing board of a school district. Permits a meeting to be held in another district to interview members of the public residing in another district with reference to the potential employment of an applicant for the position of sup...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||School District Conversion Article|
Amends the School District Conversion Article of the School Code. Relates to election of board members, election format, at-large formats and elementary school districts. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=093-0934...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||School Reform Boards|
Revises the provisions governing the formation of first class school district boards; relates to procedures for the formation of school reform boards; requires a special election shall be held in the school district of the City of Detroit to decide whether to ...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||School District Election Coordinators|
Relates to school district election coordinators; prohibits delegation of duties to the Secretary of School Board.
|MI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Election of School Board Members|
Relates to election of a school board member; requires written acceptance of office and written affidavit of eligibility.
|MI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Scheduling of Local Elections|
Provides general amendments regarding scheduling of local elections; includes school district elections.
|MI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Filling Vacancies on School Boards|
Relates to filling of vacancies in case of school board member; provides for filing a petition with the clerk of the county where the petition was filed announces the result of the recall election; relates to filing with the school district election coordinato...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Election of School Board Members|
Requires notification to school district election coordinators of a person appointed to fill a vacancy.
|MI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Recall of School Board Member|
Provides procedures for recall of school board members....
|SC||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||School Districts Rated Unsatisfactory|
Authorizes the state board to implement a training program for the school district board of trustees and the district superintendent; authorizes the state board to act as a mediator of personnel issues between the district board and district superintendent; pr...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||School Board Preferences|
Requires public disclosure of school boards voting preferences for intermediate school board members; relates to elections.
|DE||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||School Elections|
Relates to school elections; sets school elections for the second Tuesday in May from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and suggests that day could be an in- service day so as to avoid school bus and other traffic and parking congestion that day. http://www.legis.state....
|HI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Ethics Training|
Provides for mandatory ethics training for legislators, elected members of the board of education, executive department heads and deputies, and trustees of the office of Hawaiian affairs, the governor, the lieutenant governor and executive department heads and...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004||P-12||Professional Development|
Provides that Rhode Island College (instead of the state department of education) in cooperation with the Rhode Island association of school committees would develop a professional development educational program for Rhode Island School committees. ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||School Board|
Repeals requirement that certain local school board expenditures relative to travel and related expenses of school board members be in accordance with specified state travel regulations. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CVT10/OUT/0000LVZH.PDF...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 06/2004||P-12||Professional Development Educational Program|
Provides that Rhode Island College (instead of the state department of education) in cooperation with the Rhode Island association of school committees would develop a professional development educational program for Rhode Island School committees....
|GA||Vetoed 05/2004||P-12||Criminal Checks and Code of Ethics|
Requires local school boards to adopt a code of ethics; requires local units of administration to request a criminal check of teachers, principals, and other certificated professional personnel within 10 working days of hire. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Education Fiscal Accountability and Oversight Act|
Requires the Superintendent and the Department of Education to monitor the financial status of each county board of education and report to the Governor and General Assembly on a biannual basis; requires local superintendents or chief executive officers of loc...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School Board Elections|
Provides that unless a number of candidates equal to or greater than the number of positions to be filled file petitions for nomination for an independent board of education opening, the chief state school officer shall fill the term of office for all openings...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School Directors Elected By District|
Concerns the election of school district directors from director districts. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont2/55a62238aee6f1b087256dff005a3670?OpenDocument&Click=87256D6C00679B13.b925f7d822283ac087256dd3003efcdb/$Body/1.2...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Trustee Term|
Changes terms of trustees from two years to staggered terms of four years and increases grade level of school authorized for operation by special district from third grade to fifth grade....
|IA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Nomination Petitions for School Board Elections|
Relates to the number of signatures required on nomination petitions for school board elections. Specifies that no more than 50 signatures need be collected for a valid petition. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=B...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School District Elections|
Requires that district elections be conducted on the second Tuesday in February of each year, except in any year when a Presidential Preferential Primary is held in February, then the election shall be held on the fourth Tuesday in February same day as the Pre...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School Board Benefits|
Provides that an elected school board of certain counties may grant itself fringe benefits, expenses and reimbursements as it deems appropriate and in a manner and form as such are provided to school board employees, after satisfying the notice and public hear...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Dual Office Holders|
Relates to officers; relates to dual office holding; provides an exemption for park rangers elected or appointed to a local board of education or municipal office; declares an emergency....
|IN||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||School Board Member Military Leave|
Establishes a procedure for a person holding a state, legislative, local, or school board office to take a leave of absence when called into active military service and for the appointment of a person to temporarily perform the officeholder's duties during the...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||School Board Member Per Diem Amount|
Allows a school board to set the amount of per diem that each member of that board may receive....
|OK||Emergency Rule Adoption 02/2004||P-12||School Board Training in IDEA|
Proposes requirements for specific instruction on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. OKLAHOMA REG 13080 (SN)...
|MI||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||School Election Law|
Creates chapter in election law regulating school district board elections and provides the general amendments.
|MI||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||School Elections|
Requires school elections to be held with regular elections; makes other revisions in school election and repeals certain election provisions in school code.
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||School Districts Consolidation|
Encourages larger school districts to voluntarily merge with smaller school districts; concerns the establishment of an interim board; provides for annexation and school elections. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/SB35.pdf...
|NM||Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Standards for Excellance/Procedural Requirements|
NMAC 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11
Establishes rules adding a new subsection D reflecting the statutory authority to establish mandatory training of local school board members. Includes training requirements for local school board members. NEW MEXICO REG 3856 (SN)...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||School Site Acquisition|
Authorizes the governing board of a school district to acquire a site for a school building if the petition requesting the acquisition is approved by a majority of the members of the governing board of the acquiring school district and filed with the county su...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||School District Governing Boards: Contracts|
Prohibits the governing board of a school district from entering into or renewing any contract for the sale of carbonated beverages or non-nutritious beverages and certain non-nutritious food within the school district unless the board provides written notice ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||School Code Waivers|
Amends provisions of the School Code relating to waivers and modifications of School Code mandates. Requires the local public hearing on a district's waiver or modification application to be held on a day other than a regular school board meeting day, requires...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||School District Board Office Members|
Allows certain high school students to serve as ex officio members of school district boards provided that the voters of such district have favorably approved such proposal; requires that such student member would not have a vote, would not be allowed to atten...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Disaster Relief Organizations and School Boards|
Requires a school board to cooperate with disaster relief organizations, including the Red Cross, with regard to civil defense shelters. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=877&GAID=3&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=3729&SessionID=3...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||School Board Election Eligibility|
Provides that in order to be eligible for election to a school board (or in Chicago to be eligible for appointment), a person must not be a child sex offender. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=338&GAID=3&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=669&Ses...
|RI||Became law without governor's signature 07/2003||P-12||Professional Development for Boards|
Adds to the list of professional development issues for school committees: student achievement, strategic planning, educational standards, student assessment, school accountability, data interpretation and analysis, collaboration building, advocacy. Requires...
|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...
|OK||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Board Meetings by Videoconference|
Relates to schools; relates to teleconferences by public bodies; updates statutory references; authorizes a board of education of a technology center school to hold meetings by videoconferencing; requires each member be visible by certain means; provides certa...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||School Board Members May Not Coerce Decisions|
Prohibits a school board member from acting in an individual capacity without the authorization of the school board to use his authority of office to directly or indirectly compel or coerce personnel decisions or employee decisions, including the promotion, di...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12|
|School Board Member Employment|
Revises options for participants in the Community College Optional Retirement Program; revises certain limitations on positions for which district school boards may employ members after specified period of retirement; revises payroll contribution rates for def...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Anti-Nepotism Policy|
S.B. 686 (§ 162.261)
States that no seven-director, urban, or metropolitan school district board of education may hire a spouse of any member of such board for a vacant or newly created position unless the position has been advertised pursuant to board policy and the superintenden...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Eligible School Board Candidates|
S.B. 686 (§ 162.601)
Eliminates text that barred an employee of the St. Louis school district or relative of a St. Louis school district employee from running for school board. http://www.senate.state.mo.us/03info/billtext/tat/sb686.htm...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Electronic and Communication Devices|
Authorizes each local board of education to establish a policy to either permit or prohibit the possession of electronic communication devices by students in school. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2003_04/fulltext/sb29.htm...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||School Board Deliberations|
Does not require a school board to conduct an open meeting to deliberate a matter regarding a public school student if personally identifiable
information about the student will necessarily be revealed by the deliberation. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/cgi-b...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||School District Board Elections|
Relates to school district governing board elections; provides that if only one person or no person files a nominating petition for an election to fill a district office, the board of supervisors may appoint a person to fill the position. http://www.azleg.stat...
|IA||Adopted 05/2003||P-12||Attendance Center Closure and Grade Realignment|
281 IAC 19.1, 19.2, 19.3
Promulgates administrative rules regarding attendance centers. Specifies that local board of a school district has discretion as to the number of attendance centers to be operated within the district, and that any determination to close an attendance center mu...
|AL||Rule Adoption 05/2003||P-12||School Boards' Chief School Finance Officers|
Establishes rules regarding requirements for local boards of education to have a qualified, highly- trained individual to supervise the financial operations of the local board of education. ALABAMA REG 6101 (SN) http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us...
|OK||Recalled from GOVERNOR. *****Returned to HOUSE. 05/2003||P-12||Conflicts of Interest|
Amends provisions concerned with conflicts of interest. A member of a board of county commissioners, city council, board of trustees of any town, district board of any school district in this state, or of any board of any local subdivision of this state is no...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Length of School Board Officers' Terms|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Deletes language barring local board secretary or treasurer from serving term of more than one year from date of appointment. (Secretary or treasurer are appointed by board from outside membership of the board, and may be a non-teacher employee of the board). ...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Eligibility, Election and Vacancy Filling to Area Education Agency Boards of Directors|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Clarifies subsection specifying how members of area education agency boards of directors are to be elected, who is eligible to be elected, and how vacancies to the board are to be filled. Creates new section specifying procedures to follow in the event that no...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Local School Boards Of Education|
Prohibits local school boards of education from entering into personal, professional, or other service contracts on behalf of the school district for a time period greater than one year without prior written approval of the State Board of Education. http://www...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Academic Standards|
Requires the Department of Education to define and publish academic standards and expected outcomes for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12; requires academic standards and expected outcomes be adopted and implemented by local school boards. http://w...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School District's Bond Redemption Fund|
Requires a school district board of education to select a third party trustee to administer the school district's bond redemption fund, unless the county treasurer maintains the accounts and funds of the school district or the school district has given notice ...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Sale of School District Property|
Concerns the sale of property of a school district related to fiscal shortfall. http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/olls/sl2003a/sl_166.htm...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Johnson County Advisory Boards|
Makes it optional rather than mandatory for each member district of Johnson County to have a five-member advisory board. Modifies membership and election provisions. Specifies that the board of education may adopt a resolution exempting the school district fro...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Reduction of Board Members Following School District Reapportionment|
States that if an approved reapportionment plan requires a reduction in the number of directors (board members) to be elected in a municipality, the reduction should preferably be achieved through the voluntary resignation of one or more of the directors. If ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Repeal Arkansas Code|
Repeals Arkansas code section 6-13-614 to remove confusion regarding the number of members that are required for local school boards. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2709.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Annual School Elections|
Provides for absentee voting for annual school elections. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB701.pdf...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School Board Contract and Certificate Actions|
Deletes requirement for school districts to have prior approval of Board of Education in order to contract with each other; adds Board to provisions dealing with appealable agency actions insofar as the actions are related to certificate issuance, renewal or t...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Bids by School Boards|
Increases the minimum expenditure for which the board of trustees of a school district must advertise for bids; permits the board of school trustees to proceed under its own direction under certain conditions. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0270.html...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Board Nepotism Statute|
Relates to a cross-reference to a school board nepotism statute; relates to the employment of teachers related to school board members....
|NY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Law Provisions and Community School Board Members|
Repeals the law and other laws relating to extending the term of office of community school board members....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Districts|
Clarifies the signatures required for disbursements by school districts.http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB764.pdf...
|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...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Board Salary|
Allows districts to compensate school board members and removes the cap of $1,000 annually....
|MT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Board Meeting Dates|
While trustees of a first-class elementary district must still meet at least once a month, strikes language requiring trustees of other district boards to hold regular meetings "during the months of April, August, October, and January." Replaces this with requ...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Elected Officials Called to Active Duty|
Provides for the temporary replacement of certain elected officials of counties, municipalities, school districts, or special purpose districts called for active duty in the armed forces. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2003/bills/SB57enr.pdf...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Board Salaries|
A local school board representing a county may establish a salary increase prior to July 1 of any year in which members are to be elected or appointed, or, if such school board is elected or appointed for staggered terms, prior to July 1 of any year in which a...
|NY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School Board Member Terms of Office|
Repeals the law that extended the terms of office for community school board members. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03517&sh=t...
|MA||Signed into law 12/2002||P-12||School Board Member Training|
Requires school committee members [local school board members] to complete at least 8 hours of orientation concerning their responsibilities, and within no more than a year of their initial election or appointment. Specifies subject areas in which members mus...
|NJ||Rule Adoption 11/2002||P-12||Complaint Procedures STATE ID: 34 NJR 3158|
NJAC 6A:28-1.2, 1.9 thru 1.16
Clarifies, establishes and recodifies rules regarding complaint procedures with respect to the code of ethics for school board members. Adds a new complaint form for complaints alleging only a violation of the Code of Ethics and sets forth procedures to expedi...
|ID||Approved by voters 11/2002||P-12||Term Limits for Elected Officials|
Reinstating term limits for elected state, county, municipal and school district officials through ballot access restrictions. (http://www.idsos.state.id.us/elect/inits/02init06.htm)...
|FL||Signed into law 08/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Personnel Policy|
Removes provision mandating that school boards fully fund a 5% reserve for all instructional and administrative staff. See bill section 697, page 1298, line 28, ff. Also bars local board member from hiring or appointing a relative to work under his or her dire...
|School Board Compensation|
Increases the maximum amount of compensation a county board of education, the governing board of a school district or community college district, would be authorized to compensate a member of a board for attending board meetings. Deletes those provisions that ...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Compensation for Board Members|
Increases the maximum compensation for members of school district boards of education and educational service center governing boards; permits compensation to members for attendance at training programs....
|SC||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Charter School Trustees|
Provides that the Department of Education must keep a record of the trustees who successfully complete an orientation program within 1 year of taking office; makes provisions regarding charter schools. Provides that a trustee or county board member who fails ...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Quorums of Meetings|
Relates to school boards of reorganized school districts; requires quorums for a meeting to be a majority of the board members. http://www.legis.state.de.us/LIS/LIS141.NSF/vwLegislation/...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Prince George's County Governance and Administration|
Establishes appointed New Prince George's County Board of Education and requirements for membership. Provides for compensation of board members. Allows for nonvoting student member. Establishes Chief Executive Officer as executive officer, secretary, and treas...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Straw Poll for Change of School Board Member Selection|
Requires that a question be placed on the ballot in Dorchester County at the November general election of 2002 to determine voters' attitudes towards potentially changing the method of selecting members of the Dorchester County board from governor-appointed to...
|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||Atlanta Board of Education Ethics Examination|
Creates the Atlanta Board of Education Charter Review Commission to undertake a study of the conditions, needs, issues and problems arising from the creation of the Atlanta Board of Education to examine the length of terms of officers, the board's reporting re...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||School Board Member Compensation|
Changes the compensation of the members of the board of education. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/Legis/2001_02/fulltext/hb1676.htm...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Insurance Benefits for Local Board Members|
Authorizes local boards to pay additional costs imposed on certain members as a result of the board's decision to provide certain state health insurance benefits to school board members; provides for the use of local tax funds for such purpose. Permits spouses...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Board Members' Salaries|
Abolishes statutory salary scale for local board members, and replaces with policy authorizing boards to establish own pay in public meeting. See New Section 1001.395 (see bill section 52, page 91, line 24). http://www.leg.state.fl.us/data/session/2002E/Senate...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Auditing of District Boards|
Requires auditor general to conduct financial audits of the accounts and records of all local boards in counties with populations of 150,000 rather than 125,000, according to the latest 10-year census. According to legislative report, "The number of school dis...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Loans to Parish Districts|
Authorizes the Zacary and Baker school boards to borrow money sufficient to meet its budget and expenditures for FY 2002-2003. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/021ES/CVT1/OUT/0000JHZE.PDF...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Terms and Compensation of Calvert County Board of Education|
Alters term limit on consecutive terms of a member of Calvert County Board of Education; alters the compensation received by the president of the Board and other members; provides that the Act does not apply to salary or compensation of incumbent members of th...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Montgomery County Board Compensation|
Alters the compensation received by an elected member of the Montgomery County Board of Education; alters the additional compensation to which the President of the Board is entitled; provides health insurance and other fringe benefits to elected members of the...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Montgomery County Redistricting|
Redistricts the Board of Education districts of Montgomery County; alters compensation received by the president; does not apply to incumbent president. http://mlis.state.md.us/2002rs/bills/hb/hb0712t.rtf...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Date of Commencement of Board Members' Term|
Requires that a member elected to the Carroll County Board of Education begin the member's term on the first Monday in December immediately following the member's election. http://mlis.state.md.us/2002rs/bills/hb/hb1400e.rtf...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Schley County Board of Education|
Provides for the compensation of the members of the Schley County board of education and reimbursement of related expenses. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/Legis/2001_02/versions/hb1593_LC_28_0649_a_2.htm...
|ME||Public Law No. 04/2002||P-12||Duties of Board Members and Superintendents|
Relates to the local governance of school administrative units; clarify that the primary role and responsibilities of school board members are to serve as policymakers for the school administrative units and that the role and responsibilities of school superin...
|MI||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||School Board Election Rules|
Revises the petition signature and filing fee requirements for a candidate for school board election according to population as of the most recent census....
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Extended Day/Year Program Funding, Field Trip Costs, Provision of Staff Development, School Board Member and Principal Development Requirements|
Allows any local school district to fund extended day and -year programs for kindergarten or compulsory age students through sources other than the adequate education program. Permits local boards to expend funds from any available sources to help defray costs...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Transfer of Employees|
Provides that the Director of Schools rather than the board of education would have the authority to transfer teachers from one
position to another at his or her option. http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Chapter/PC0586.pdf...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Size of School Boards|
Increases maximum size of county school boards from 10 to 12 members....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Board Member Compensation|
Provides that any elected school board may pay each of its members an annual salary that is consistent with the salary procedures and no more than the salary limits provided for local governments....
|SC||Vetoed 03/2002||P-12||Partisan School Board Elections|
Provides for the election of school trustees in partisan instead of nonpartisan elections beginning in 2002 and for the nomination, terms, and election procedures of candidates for these offices. ...
|IA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Change of Number of Members or Method of Election|
Relates to the authority of the board of directors of a school district to change the number of directors or the method of election of directors following a federal decennial census....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Superintendent Contracts|
H.B. 434, S.B. 439
Makes the implementation of any superintendent resignation, retirement, or other financial package and contract negotiation or renegotiation by a school board whose members are elected in whole or in part and of which one or more member's term is to expire wit...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2002||P-12||Size of School Boards|
Allows districts to modify the size of board of directors....
|ID||Signed into law 02/2002||P-12||Term Limit Repeal for School Board Members|
Repeals Idaho's term limit law for federal, statewide elected executive officials, legislators, school district trustees and city and county elected officials....
|AL||Signed into law 01/2002||P-12||Birmingham Board of Education|
Provides for the election and operation of the Birmingham City Board of Education; provides for the election of the initial members of the board on a certain date....
|MA||Signed into law 01/2002||P-12||Compensation of School Board Members|
Relates to the finances of regional school committees. Modifies language regarding the compensation of school board members. Regional school districts must be audited annually by an independent CPA, the results of which audit must be made public....
|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,...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Appeals Processes|
Session Law Number 260., Clarifies the right to appeal to a local board of education and to require notice of the dismissal, demotion or suspension without pay of noncertified employees....
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Code of Ethics|
Expands indemnification for school board members and employees in civil, administrative or criminal proceedings; establishes a code of ethics for school board members....
|HI||Vetoed 06/2001||P-12||State student council|
Establishes the state student council, with student representatives from each departmental school district; requires the council to conduct an annual conference of secondary students; requires the council to determine whether to select the student member of th...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Exception from Ethics Code for Former School Board Members|
Provides for an exception from the Ethics Code to allow former city/parish school board members to contract with, be employed by, or be appointed by such board to any position with such board which requires a teacher's certificate....
|MI||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||School Board Open Meeting Laws|
Public Act 27., Provides that a school board vote is not valid unless it is conducted at a meeting deemed an open meeting under the Open Meetings Act....
|OR||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||School Board Chairs|
Increases, from two to four, the number of years that a person can serve as chairperson of a
school district board. Applies to any person serving as chairperson of a school board on or after the effective date of the measure. Takes effect on passage....
|VT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Proportional Representation|
Ensures that every union school board follows the proportional representation principle....
|HI||Vetoed 05/2001||P-12||Board of Education to invite the military representative to participate|
Requires the Board of Education to invite the military representative to participate in discussing about board matters except those matters discussed in executive meeting....
|ME||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Carry Over of School District Budgets|
Public Law No. 127., (LD 1647)Permits school boards to carry forward general operating fund balances at the end of a school administrative unit's fiscal year to meet the needs of the school administrative unit for up to 3 years to reduce the State and local al...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||School Board Control Over Investments|
Authorizes trustees of a school district to establish and temporarily transfer district funds into independent investment accounts to increase school board control over investments; establishes guidelines for district expenditures for investment accounts; auth...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||School Board Petitions|
Requires the Board of Trustees of a school district, upon receipt of a petition signed by 15% or more of the qualified electors of a district requesting the creation of a single-member trustee district, to submit the proposal to the qualified electors of the d...
|VA||Vetoed 05/2001||P-12||School Board Salaries|
School board salaries. Provides that any elected school board may pay each of its members an annual salary that is consistent with the salary procedures and no more than the salary limits provided for local governments in Article 1.1 (§ 15.2-1414.1 et seq.) of...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||School Board Budget Meetings|
Authorizes the Board of Trustees of a school district to hold its final budget meeting on or before 8/15; extends the time for providing notification of the final budget meeting....
|OK||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Continuing Education For Board Members|
Requires continuing education hours for school board members to be completed before filing for reelection; provides and emergency effective date....
|IA||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Suspension of a practitioner by a board|
Relates to the duties of the Board of Directors of a school district; includes those related to the suspension of a practitioner by the board of directors of a school district....
|DE||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Code of Conduct for Local School Board Members|
This legislation requires local school board members to now face the same State Code of Conduct that all state employees must live up to....
|VA||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||School Boards|
Adjusts the definition of school board to note that such body governs a school division and revises the definition of governing body or local governing body in the education title to be like the definition in the local government title....
|AL||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Birmingham School Board|
Relating to the City of Birmingham, Jefferson County; establishing the Lewis Spratt Act; providing for the election and operation of the board of education for the City of Birmingham; providing that the members of the board shall be elected from defined distri...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Teacher Negotiation Rights|
, Prohibits school boards and their representatives from actively discouraging efforts of teachers to secure negotiation rights....
|HI||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Defining State Board Members for Immunity|
Includes Board of Educational in definition of "members" for purposes of providing immunity from or indemnification for civil liability....
|MD||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Change from Appointed to Elected School Board in Worchester County|
Provides that members to the Worchester County Board of Education shall be elected; establishes procedure for election of members to the Worcester County Board of Education; provides for the termination of incumbent appointed members holding office on a specif...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Student Member on Baltimore Board of Education|
Authorizes voting student member to be appointed to serve on the Baltimore Board. Prohibits student member from voting on issues relating to personnel; capital and operating budgets; school closings, repopenings, and boundaries; collective bargaining decisions...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Definition of School Board|
Modifies the definition of school board, for purposes of Title 22.1, to mean the governing body of a school division. "Governing body" or "local governing body" means the governing body board of supervisors of the a county, council of a city, or council of a ...
|AZ||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Qualifications for School Boards|
Relates to public officers and employees; limits school candidates to one school district governing board....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||County Boards of Education|
Clarifies the rights and duties of the county boards of education, the county school supervisors, and the county board of education designees....
|CO||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||School Board Evaluation of a Superintendent|
Concerns the performance evaluation of the superintendent of a school district by a school district board of education....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Require Board Members to visit classrooms|
Requires members of the board of directors to annually visit classrooms in the district in which they serve....
|MT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Election of School Bd. Members by Nonresidents|
Provides a second alternative method of electing members to a high school district board of trustees when more than half of the electors of the high school district reside outside of the territory of the elementary school district in which the high school dist...
|NM||Vetoed 03/2001||Postsec.||Training Requirements for Regents|
Amends Section 21-1-26 NMSA 1978 to make the existing orientation and in-service training for members of the Boards of Regents mandatory. ...
|MT||Signed into law 02/2001||Postsec.||School Board Write-In Candidates|
Coordinates school election dates; requires a person seeking to become a write in candidate for a trustee position on a school board to file a declaration of intent at least 25 days before the election....
|SD||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Employment Prohibition|
Prohibits school boards from employing any person whose certificate has been revoked or suspended....
|AL||Approved by voters 11/2000||Postsec.||Auburn University's Board of Trustees|
AMENDMENT NUMBER 5 (ACT NO. 2000-590) Amends the State Constitution; provides that Board of Trustees of Auburn University consist of 1 member from each Congressional district in the state, 1 member from Lee County, current State Superintendent of Education, 2 ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Compensation fro Board of Education Members|
Increases the amount of compensation a member of a county board of education and a member of a governing board of a school district may receive....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12|
|Community Colleges Board of Governors|
Adds one nonvoting student member to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and thereby increases its membership to 17. Provides that the student members would serve staggered 2-year terms, except as specified. Provides that, during the f...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Property Acquisition|
Authorizes a Board of Education to acquire real property needed for school purposes by exchanging real property that the board owns for the property or by using real property that the board owns as consideration in the purchase of the property....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||State Board Rules|
Authorizes the State Board of Education to adopt rules to administer the educational planning and information system of the Department of Education; establishes course requirements for specified courses; requires that a school board's policy authorizing absenc...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Electronic Board Records|
Authorizes local Boards of Education to maintain records of proceedings of board in electronic format....
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Closed Door Meetings For School Boards|
Public Act No. 91-730; Amends the Open Meetings Act; provides that a school board may hold a closed meeting to consider security procedures and the use of personnel and equipment to respond to an actual, a threatened, or a reasonably potential danger to the sa...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Background Checks on School Board Members|
Public Act No. 91-728; Amends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code; makes changes concerning the ineligibility of persons to be elected to a local school council, the criminal background investigation of local school council members, a local ...
|AL||Approved by voters 06/2000||P-12|
(PROPOSED AMENDMENT NUMBER 1) Amends the Constitution of Alabama to require the election of city boards of education in any municipality with a population exceeding 125,000, provides by local law for the creation of such elected city boards of education....
|FL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Boards to provide Instructional Materials|
Relates to instructional materials requirements and school boards; prescribes the duty of school boards to provide instructional materials; eliminates requirements for providing weighted and unweighted aggregations; changes reference to Education Commissioner...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2000||Postsec.||Authority of Boards of Trustees|
Clarifies the authority of the boards of trustees of, or officers designated by the boards of trustees of, state-supported colleges or universities over decision making related to employees of these institutions; eliminates the requirement for a technical coll...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||School Board Elections|
Allows districts with over 30,000 average daily membership to expand district board of education to include a chair of the board who would be elected at large. Chair of the board position may be added upon vote of district board of education or upon vote by p...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Signatures on School Board Petitions|
This Act makes clear that the Australian ballot nominating process for union school board members is the same at the time of establishment of the union as it is for ongoing board elections thereafter. While this was assumed before, the language has been added ...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Potential Conflicts of Interest|
Relates to the interest a member of the board of directors of a school corporation may have in a contract with the directors' school corporation....
|MN||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Transfer of Powers from State Board to Department|
Transfers the powers of the state school board to the Department of Children, Families, and Learning....
|VA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Disclosure Statements|
Provides that those school board employees and persons appointed to position of trust by school boards designated by an adopted policy of the school board are to file disclosure statements....
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||Postsec.||Student Representatives on Higher Education Boards|
Requires the Board of Visitors of each four-year state institution of higher education to appoint one or more nonvoting student representatives to the board....
|AL||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||School Board Compensation|
Under existing law, city and county school board members are authorized to receive reasonable compensation for their services not to exceed a specified amount per month; permits city and county school boards to increase the maximum compensation not to exceed a...
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - School Board Anti-Nepotism Policies|
Local boards of education may not employ or promote any person who is a member of the immediate family of any board member, unless a public, recorded vote is taken on such employment or promotion as a separate matter from any other personnel matter. The board ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||School Boards, Unlicensed Teachers|
Provides that a local school board member's term of office is two years; provides that the size of a local board of education shall be based on the school district's students population; provides that a school district may employ unlicensed teachers who posses...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||Postsec.||Student Representation on Higher Education Boards|
Requires board of visitors of each 4 year state institution of higher education to appoint on or more nonvoting student representatives to the board....
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2000||P-12||Representation Under Open Enrollment|
Provides increased representation on receiving district boards of education for certain sending districts....