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From the ECS State Policy Database
Governance--School Boards


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State Status/Date Level Summary
COSigned into law 06/2014P-12School Boards Meeting In Executive Session
S.B. 182
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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12
Postsec.
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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12Modifying 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 ...

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VASigned into law 04/2014P-12
Postsec.
College Partnership Laboratory Schools
S.B. 562
Authorizes the school board of a school division that partners with a college partnership laboratory school to charge tuition to students enrolled in the college partnership laboratory school who do not reside within the partnering division.
http://leg1.state....

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UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12Local Board as Body Corporate; Duties of Board Member
H.B. 250
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...

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UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12School Board Candidate Campaign Requirements
H.B. 260
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...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Record Augmentation on Appeal
S.B. 1342
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 ...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Employment of Trustee Spouse
H.B. 568
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...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12School Board Elections
H.B. 443
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.
http://www.legislature...

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WYSigned into law 03/2014P-12Community-Based Planning for Legislatively-Funded School Facilities
S.F. 3
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...

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SDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Persons Authorized to Countersign Board Payments
H.B. 1126
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.
http://legis.sd.gov/docs/legsession/2014/Bills/HB1126HED.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 09/2013P-12Restrictions on Attorneys Involved in Due Process Hearings
H.B. 1010
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12District Judge Authority to Remove Board Member from Office
S.B. 122
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12District Trustee Member Access to Records
H.B. 628
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...

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GASigned into law 05/2013P-12School Boards
H.B. 115
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.
http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20132014/136250.pdf...

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AZSigned into law 05/2013P-12Unified School District Governing Boards
H.B. 2427
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 ...

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MTSigned into law 04/2013P-12Recount Boards for School Elections
H.B. 457
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.
http://leg.mt.g...

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TNSigned into law 04/2013P-12District Hiring
S.B. 663
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...

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OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Training for New Board Members
S.B. 91
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 ...

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AKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Election of an Advisory School Board
H.B. 104
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 ...

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NMSigned into law 04/2013P-12School District Campaign Reporting Act
H.B. 232
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.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/13%20Regular/final/HB0232.pdf ...

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COSigned into law 03/2013P-12Electronic Participation in Local Board Meetings
S.B. 15
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 ...

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VASigned into law 03/2013P-12Local 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...

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VASigned into law 03/2013P-12Local School Board Salaries
H.B. 1735
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.
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?131+ful+HB1735ER+pd...

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MSSigned into law 03/2013P-12Special Election to Fill School Board Positions for School Districts Under Conservatorship
S.B. 2779
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...

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MSSigned into law 03/2013P-12Special Election for Districts Under a Conservator to Fill an Empty School Board
H.B. 975
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...

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GAIssued 02/2013P-12Suspending 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...

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NESigned into law 02/2013P-12Class V District School Boards
L.B. 125
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Members of County Boards of Education
A.B. 1662
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...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Removal 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...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12County 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...

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RISigned into law 06/2012P-12Post Employment Benefit Trusts
S.B. 2038
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...

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NHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Cooperative School Board Vacancies
S.B. 328
Modifies the procedure for filling a vacancy on a cooperative school board.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/SB0328.html...

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OKSigned into law 06/2012P-12Training 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...

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LASigned into law 05/2012P-12School Board Term Limits
H.B. 292
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.
http://www.legi...

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OKSigned into law 05/2012P-12Board Member Continuing Education Requirements
H.B. 3000
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...

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ALSigned into law 04/2012P-12School Board Governance Improvement Act
H.B. 431
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 ...

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LASigned into law 04/2012P-12Local Superintendent, School Board and Principal Responsibilities, Authority
H.B. 974
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 ...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Election of Local Board Chair
H.B. 1357
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...

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MOSigned into law 03/2012P-12Modifies the Length of School Board Terms
S.B. 450
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...

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MISigned into law 11/2011P-12School Board Elections
S.B. 427
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...

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MISigned into law 11/2011P-12School Board Elections
H.B. 4005
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...

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MNSigned into law 07/2011P-12School boards; Interactive Technology
H.F. 26
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)
http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS87/1/...

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RISigned into law 07/2011P-12Collective Bargaining
S.B. 1062
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...

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INSigned into law 07/2011P-12Selection of School Board Members
H.B. 1074
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 ...

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LASigned into law 07/2011P-12School Board Member Leave Time
H.B. 454
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...

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NHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Authorization for Special Board Meetings to Discuss Changes in Funding
H.B. 650
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.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2011/HB0650.html...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011P-12Permits Local Boards of Education to Jointly Establish Regional Schools
S.B. 125
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...

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LAAdopted 06/2011P-12Substitute Teaching by School Board Members
H.C.R. 145
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.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Campaign Finance Reports for School Board Trustees and Candidates
H.B. 336
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...

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NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Governance
S.B. 197
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 ...

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TNSigned into law 06/2011P-12Temporary Absence, Board Members
H.B. 1909
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.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bi...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12
Postsec.
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...

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MESigned into law 06/2011P-12Requires School Boards to Adopt Mission Statement
H.P. 321
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...

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NHSigned into law 05/2011P-12Instructional Policies
H.B. 216
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...

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NJSigned into law 05/2011P-12Board of Education Criminal Activity
A 444
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.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2010/Bills/PL11/72_.PDF ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011P-12Clarifies Requirements Under the Open Meetings Act
S.B. 644
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...

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INSigned into law 04/2011P-12Lawsuits by School Corporations
S.B. 495
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.
http://www.i...

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GASigned into law 04/2011P-12School Board Member Terms
S.B. 79
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2011P-12Implementing Common Core State Standards
S.B. 383
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...

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MTSigned into law 04/2011P-12School District Trustee Elections
H.B. 327
Modifies processes for school district trustee elections -- such as withdrawal of candidates, swearing in, board organization, etc.
http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2011/billpdf/HB0327.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2011P-12Secure Mandatory Testing: Exclusion of Students
H.B. 2077
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...

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MISigned into law 03/2011P-12Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act
H.B. 4214
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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Campaign Contributions to School Board Candidates
H.B. 228
Increases the limit on campaign contributions to school board candidates from $100 for individuals and $200 for organizations to $1,000.
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/11RS/HB228/bill.doc...

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MSSigned into law 03/2011P-12Purchase of Easements
H.B. 1126
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.
http://billstatus.ls.sta...

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MSSigned into law 03/2011P-12Funds to Nonprofit Foundations
H.B. 1227
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.
h...

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MTSigned into law 03/2011P-12School Board Governance
H.B. 204
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...

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HIApproved by voters 11/2010P-12Appointed Board of Education
H.B. 2376
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...

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LASigned into law 08/2010P-12Local School Board Authority
H.B. 942
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...

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NCSigned into law 07/2010P-12Prohibition on Use of Public Funds
H.B. 593
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...

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HIVetoed 07/2010P-12Appointed Board of Education from Nominations by Advisory Council
H.B. 2377
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 ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12School Board Business, Conflicts of Interest
S.B. 3515
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...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12School Boards May Jointly Purchase Employee Health Insurance
H.B. 5424
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...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Boards of Education Cooperative Arrangement
H.B. 5336
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...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12Local Board Members and Local Superintendents
S.B. 84
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...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12Local Board Members and Bail Bond Businesses
H.B. 980
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...

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TNSigned into law 05/2010P-12Updating Policies
S.B. 3255
Requires that local districts update their policy pamphlets every two years, rather than annually.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/SB3255.pdf...

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ORVetoed 04/2010P-12Governance
S.B. 1014A
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 ...

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NESigned into law 04/2010P-12Council Per Diems Eliminated
L.B. 937
Eliminates per diem payments for learning community coordinating council members.
http://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/Slip/LB937.pdf...

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MDSigned into law 04/2010P-12Local Boards of Education Master Plans
S.B. 74
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 ...

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NESigned into law 03/2010P-12Learning Community Coordinating Councils
L.B. 1070
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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2010P-12Determination of District Boundaries for School Board Elections
S.B. 35
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...

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DESigned into law 02/2010P-12School District Elections
H.B. 244
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...

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DESigned into law 02/2010P-12Training on Due Process
H.B. 386
Requires school board members to receive training concerning special education due process hearings.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis145.nsf/vwLegislation/HB+386/$file/legis.html?open...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Student Members of Local School Boards
A.B. 1007
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. ...

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UTAdopted 09/2009P-12Local Board Assurances
R277-108-5
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Certain School Treasurers
H.B. 325
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...

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NYSigned into law 08/2009P-12New 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...

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NYSigned into law 08/2009P-12New 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...

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NYSigned into law 08/2009P-12Community 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...

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NCSigned into law 08/2009P-12Local Board of Education Code of Ethics
H.B. 1452
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...

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AZSigned into law 07/2009P-12Nepotism
H.B. 2432
Restricts election to a governing board of a school district of immediate family of members or prior members of such board. Chapter 90
http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/49leg/1r/summary/s.2432ed.doc.htm...

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NCSigned into law 06/2009P-12Unlawful for School Board Member to Willfully Discharge Duties
H.B. 43
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...

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NESigned into law 05/2009P-12Teachers on Contract Cannot Serve on School Board
L.B. 163
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.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/Slip/...

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TNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Delegation of Authority
S.B. 217
Allows local boards of education to delegate authority regarding assignment of individual students for decision-making on certain matters.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/SB0217.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12Amends Nepotism Parameters
H.B. 1647
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...

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GASigned into law 05/2009P-12Anti-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...

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GASigned into law 05/2009P-12Nepotism
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...

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GASigned into law 04/2009P-12Eligibility for School Board Service
S.B. 14
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...

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MTSigned into law 04/2009P-12Two prongs: Discipline & Location of School Board Meetings
H.B. 332
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...

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ALSigned into law 04/2009P-12School Board Training
S.B. 220
Effective March 1, 2010, requires local boards to adopt policies for orientation and ongoing training of board of education members....

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NHSigned into law 04/2009P-12Student Board Members
H.B. 74
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.
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MTSigned into law 03/2009P-12Conflict of Interest Exemption
S.B. 273
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2009P-12Grievance Procedures
H.B. 2089
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.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cg...

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IDSigned into law 03/2009P-12School Boards
H.B. 78
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...

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OKAdopted 03/2009P-12School Board Member Training Requirements
OAC 210:20-23-3
Defines the training requirements for new school board members. OKLAHOMA 15355...

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MTSigned into law 03/2009P-12School Board Elections
H.B. 432
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.
http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2009/billpdf/HB0432.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2009P-12County/Local Board Collaboration
S.B. 92
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 ...

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COSigned into law 03/2009P-12School Board Meeting Laws
H.B. 1082
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...

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SDSigned into law 03/2009P-12School boards
H.B. 1067
Provides that the voters of any school district may amend the number of board members by a majority vote of all voters.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bills/HB1067ENR.pdf...

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NJSigned into law 10/2008P-12School Superintendent Reappointments
A.B. 1113
Eliminates one-year notice that a school district is required to give superintendent of schools if the district determines not to reappoint.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1500/1113_R1.PDF...

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NYSigned into law 10/2008P-12Lawyers and Compensation, Health Insurance and Other Benefits
S.B. 8699
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 ...

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OKAdopted 07/2008P-12New School Board Member Training
OAC 210:20-23-3
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 ...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12School Board Member Training
H.B. 1256
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...

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KSSigned into law 05/2008P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Primaries for Board Elections
H.B. 2307
Regulates primary elections regarding school district and community college board members. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2008/2307.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 05/2008P-12Extension of Contracts for School Leaders
S.B. 2155
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...

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TNSigned into law 05/2008P-12Boards Establish Their Own Ethical Standards
S.B. 3024
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...

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GASigned into law 05/2008P-12Board Members Selling School Supplies
H.B. 602
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...

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MSSigned into law 04/2008P-12Scheduling of Runoff Elections
H.B. 239
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.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2008/pdf/HB/0200-0299/HB0239SG.pdf...

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MNSigned into law 04/2008P-12Conflict of Interest Exceptions
S.B. 2653
Establishes a conflict of interest exception for certain school contracts for professional and other services.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?bill=S2653.2.html&session=ls85...

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MSSigned into law 03/2008P-12Additional Training of School Board Members in Certain Districts
S.B. 2416
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.
http://...

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NJSigned into law 03/2008P-12Public Comment at Boards of Education Meetings
A.B. 690
Amends the Open Public Meetings Act. Requires boards of education to set aside a portion of every board meeting for public comment.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/A1000/690_I1.PDF...

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MISigned into law 03/2008P-12School Board Members as Coaches and Supervisors
H.B. 4220
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.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2007-2008/publicact/pdf/2008-PA-0022.pdf...

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NMOn November 2008 Ballot 12/2007P-12Increase Size of Certain School Boards
S.J.R. 6
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...

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CAVetoed 10/2007P-12school board member
S.B. 909
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Mandated Child Abuse Reporters
S.B. 1428
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....

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Community Organization Use of School Facilities During Non-School Hours
S.B. 538
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...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12Removal of Local Board Members by State Board
H.B. 349
Repeals the law allowing the state board to remove local school board members.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/HTML/H349v0.html...

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NYSigned into law 07/2007P-12New York City Community School District
S.B. 1666
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...

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RISigned into law 07/2007P-12Training for School Committee Members
H.B. 5286
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 ...

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DESigned into law 06/2007P-12School Board Elections
S.B. 44
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 ...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12School Governing Boards and Administrators Evaluating Teachers
S.B. 328
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12Roles of and Relationship Between Boards and Superintendents
H.B. 2563
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.
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/pdf/HB0256...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
S.B. 1007
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.
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/t...

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NESigned into law 05/2007P-12Educational Service Units and Early Childhood Education Grants
L.B. 603
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...

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NVSigned into law 05/2007P-12Televised School Boad Meetings
A.B. 267
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...

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TXSigned into law 04/2007P-12Terms, School Boards
S.B. 670
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 ...

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VASigned into law 04/2007P-12Health 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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2007P-12School Board Member Reimbursements and Deductions
H.B. 50
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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12School Board Members Compensation Schedule
H.B. 234
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12School Board Official Severance Benefits Announcement
H.B. 1862
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12School 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...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-12School Board Personnel Mileage Reimbursement
S.B. 100
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...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-12Education Code Amendments
H.B. 2189
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...

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NDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Rural School Boards
H.B. 1305
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.
http://www.legis.nd.go...

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UTSigned into law 03/2007P-12Local School Board Public Hearing Requirements
S.B. 133
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12School Board Vote Tie-breaker
H.B. 1810
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...

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LASigned into law 07/2006P-12Exception to Nepotism Policy
H.B. 675
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 ...

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FLSigned into law 07/2006P-12School Board Elections
H.B. 1221
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...

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ILSigned into law 06/2006P-12Duties of School Boards
H.B. 4310
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...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Parishwide School District of the Parish of Cameron
S.B. 32
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...

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KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12Board Member District Boundaries
H.B. 2585
Relates to school districts; relates to changing board member district boundaries; relates to assessed valuation of school districts.
http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2006/2585.pdf...

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KYSigned into law 04/2006P-12School Board Election Nominating Petitions
H.B. 361
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...

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MDSigned into law 04/2006P-12
Postsec.
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.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2006rs/bills/hb/hb0698t.pdf...

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MDBecame law without governor's signature 04/2006P-12School 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...

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WVVetoed 04/2006P-12Procedure for Removal of Elected Officials
H.B. 4256
Provides a procedure for removal of elected school board members.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HTML/2006_SESSIONS/RS/BILLS/hb4256%20enr.htm...

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IDSigned into law 03/2006P-12Watchers at School District Elections
H.B. 671
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...

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MSSigned into law 03/2006P-12Additional School Board Powers
H.B. 944
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.
http://billstatus.ls....

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LASigned into law 02/2006P-12Election of School Board Members
S.B. 2A
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...

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VASigned into law 02/2006P-12Tie-Breaker Status
S.B. 502
Authorizes a popularly elected school board with an even number of members, to appoint a tiebreaker in case of a tie vote.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?061+ful+CHAP0029...

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ILSigned into law 08/2005P-12School 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...

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NYSigned into law 07/2005P-12Training for Board Members
H.B. 6082
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...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Student Representation
S.B. 1638
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 ...

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NYSigned into law 07/2005P-12Student Representatives on School Boards
H.B. 88
Provides that there may be more than one student representative on a school board and for the manner of their selection....

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LASigned into law 07/2005P-12Public Comment in Large Districts
H.B. 252
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...

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NCSigned into law 07/2005P-12Public Comment Period
H.B. 635
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...

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TXSigned into law 06/2005P-12Military Board Members
S.B. 144
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...

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ORSigned into law 05/2005P-12Potential Conflict of Interest
H.B. 2443
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...

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VTSigned into law 05/2005P-12Board Vacancies
H.B. 201
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...

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GASigned into law 05/2005P-12Insurance, Retirement and Other Benefits for School Board Members
S.B. 98
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...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12Governing Boards
H.B. 2368
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Odd 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 ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Election 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.

http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb1044.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12County Boards of Education
H.B. 1701
Repeals county boards of education. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1701.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Board of Directors
H.B. 2517
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Districts' Employment of Board Members' Relatives
H.B. 1867
An act to restrict school districts from employing relatives of board members.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB1867.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12School District Auditors
H.B. 2700
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...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12School Election Code
H.B. 2468
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12School Board Salaries
H.B. 1989
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...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Roles 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...

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UTSigned into law 03/2005P-12Local School Board Amendments
H.B. 139
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...

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NDSigned into law 03/2005P-12School Board Power
S.B. 2226
Relates to the power of school boards to lease equipment, furniture, supplies and textbooks; and dismiss district personnel.

http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/59-2005/bill-text/FARU0300.pdf...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
Postsec.
Open Meetings and Open Records Information
H.B. 77
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...

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SDSigned into law 03/2005P-12Local Officials
S.B. 171
Prohibits certain officials from voting if a conflict of interest exists. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2005/bills/SB171enr.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 02/2005P-12Continuity of School Boards Protection Act
H.B. 1266
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...

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ILSigned into law 01/2005P-12School Code
H.B. 757
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...

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MISigned into law 11/2004P-12Intermediate School District Board Membership
H.B. 5921
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.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=get...

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NYSigned into law 10/2004P-12Minority members of Special Act School Districts
A.B. 11364
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Public 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...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12School District Governing Boards: Pupil Members
A.B. 1897
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...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12School Districts: Reorganizations
A.B. 2841
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Military Service: School District Board Vacancies
A.B. 3015
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,...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Local Education Agencies Compensation
A.B. 745
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...

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NYSigned into law 09/2004P-12Board of Education Membership
A.B. 8558
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...

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NMRule Adoption 08/2004P-12Responsibility/Examination/Code of Conduct/Education
NMAC 16.30.2.13, 16.30.3.9, 10, 11, 14, 18, 19, 16.30.4.12, 16.30.5.9, 16.30.6.8, .9
Establishes rules regarding board responsibilities, ARE examination, continuing education, code of conduct and practice standards, and settlement agreements. NEW MEXICO REG 4122 (SN)...

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CASigned into law 08/2004P-12School District Governing Boards: Meetings
S.B. 1771
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...

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ILSigned into law 08/2004P-12School District Conversion Article
H.B. 758
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...

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MISigned into law 08/2004P-12School Reform Boards
H.B. 4508
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 ...

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MISigned into law 07/2004P-12School District Election Coordinators
H.B. 5990
Relates to school district election coordinators; prohibits delegation of duties to the Secretary of School Board.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/documents/2003-2004/publicact/pdf/2004-PA-0286.pdf...

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MISigned into law 07/2004P-12Election of School Board Members
H.B. 5992
Relates to election of a school board member; requires written acceptance of office and written affidavit of eligibility.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/documents/2003-2004/publicact/pdf/2004-PA-0288.pdf...

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MISigned into law 07/2004P-12Scheduling of Local Elections
H.B. 5997
Provides general amendments regarding scheduling of local elections; includes school district elections.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/documents/2003-2004/publicact/pdf/2004-PA-0292.pdf...

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MISigned into law 07/2004P-12Filling Vacancies on School Boards
H.B. 6003
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...

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MISigned into law 07/2004P-12Election of School Board Members
H.B. 5993
Requires notification to school district election coordinators of a person appointed to fill a vacancy.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/documents/2003-2004/publicact/pdf/2004-PA-0289.pdf...

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MISigned into law 07/2004P-12Recall of School Board Member
H.B. 5994
Provides procedures for recall of school board members....

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SCSigned into law 07/2004P-12School Districts Rated Unsatisfactory
S.B. 90
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...

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MISigned into law 07/2004P-12School Board Preferences
H.B. 4947
Requires public disclosure of school boards voting preferences for intermediate school board members; relates to elections.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/documents/2003-2004/publicact/pdf/2004-PA-0233.pdf...

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DESigned into law 07/2004P-12School Elections
H.B. 38
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....

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HISigned into law 07/2004P-12Ethics Training
H.B. 680
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...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004P-12Professional Development
H.B. 7989
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. ...

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LASigned into law 07/2004P-12School Board
H.B. 229
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...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 06/2004P-12Professional Development Educational Program
S.B. 2597
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....

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GAVetoed 05/2004P-12Criminal Checks and Code of Ethics
H.B. 198
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...

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MDSigned into law 04/2004P-12Education Fiscal Accountability and Oversight Act
S.B. 894
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...

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KYSigned into law 04/2004P-12School Board Elections
H.B. 398
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...

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COSigned into law 04/2004P-12School Directors Elected By District
H.B. 1230
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...

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TNSigned into law 04/2004P-12Trustee Term
H.B. 3572
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....

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IASigned into law 04/2004P-12Nomination Petitions for School Board Elections
H.F. 2419
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...

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OKSigned into law 04/2004P-12School District Elections
H.B. 2369
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...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12School Board Benefits
H.B. 433
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...

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OKSigned into law 04/2004P-12Dual Office Holders
H.B. 2530
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....

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INSigned into law 03/2004P-12School Board Member Military Leave
H.B. 1345
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...

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SDSigned into law 02/2004P-12School Board Member Per Diem Amount
S.B. 159
Allows a school board to set the amount of per diem that each member of that board may receive....

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OKEmergency Rule Adoption 02/2004P-12School Board Training in IDEA
OAC 210:20-23-3
Proposes requirements for specific instruction on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. OKLAHOMA REG 13080 (SN)...

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MISigned into law 01/2004P-12School Election Law
H.B. 4824
Creates chapter in election law regulating school district board elections and provides the general amendments.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=2003-HB-4824...

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MISigned into law 01/2004P-12School Elections
H.B. 4820
Requires school elections to be held with regular elections; makes other revisions in school election and repeals certain election provisions in school code.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=2003-HB-4820...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12School Districts Consolidation
S.B. 35
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...

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NMRule Adoption 10/2003P-12Standards for Excellance/Procedural Requirements
NMAC 6.30.2.3, 6.30.2.10
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)...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12School Site Acquisition
S.B. 763
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...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12School District Governing Boards: Contracts
S.B. 65
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 ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12School Code Waivers
S.B. 206
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...

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NYSigned into law 08/2003P-12School District Board Office Members
S.B. 293
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...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12Disaster Relief Organizations and School Boards
S.B. 877
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...

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ILSigned into law 07/2003P-12School Board Election Eligibility
H.B. 338
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...

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RIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2003P-12Professional Development for Boards
H.B. 5350
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...

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

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OKSigned into law 07/2003P-12Board Meetings by Videoconference
H.B. 1030
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...

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LASigned into law 06/2003P-12School Board Members May Not Coerce Decisions
H.B. 1905
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...

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FLSigned into law 06/2003P-12
Postsec.
Community College
School Board Member Employment
S.B. 958
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...

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MOSigned into law 06/2003P-12Anti-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...

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MOSigned into law 06/2003P-12Eligible 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...

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GASigned into law 05/2003P-12Electronic and Communication Devices
S.B. 29
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...

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TXSigned into law 05/2003P-12School Board Deliberations
H.B. 1226
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...

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AZSigned into law 05/2003P-12School District Board Elections
S.B. 1149
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...

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IAAdopted 05/2003P-12Attendance 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...

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ALRule Adoption 05/2003P-12School Boards' Chief School Finance Officers
AAC 290-2-5
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...

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OKRecalled from GOVERNOR. *****Returned to HOUSE. 05/2003P-12Conflicts of Interest
H.B. 1575
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...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Length 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). ...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Eligibility, 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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Local School Boards Of Education
H.B. 1539
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Academic Standards
H.B. 2775
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...

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COSigned into law 04/2003P-12School District's Bond Redemption Fund
S.B. 237
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 ...

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COSigned into law 04/2003P-12Sale of School District Property
S.B. 158
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...

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KSSigned into law 04/2003P-12Johnson County Advisory Boards
S.B. 82
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...

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MESigned into law 04/2003P-12Reduction of Board Members Following School District Reapportionment
H.P. 412
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 ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Repeal Arkansas Code
H.B. 2709
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Annual School Elections
S.B. 701
Provides for absentee voting for annual school elections. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB701.pdf...

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AZSigned into law 04/2003P-12School Board Contract and Certificate Actions
H.B. 2051
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...

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IDSigned into law 04/2003P-12Bids by School Boards
H.B. 270
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...

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NDSigned into law 03/2003P-12School Board Nepotism Statute
S.B. 2372
Relates to a cross-reference to a school board nepotism statute; relates to the employment of teachers related to school board members....

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NYSigned into law 03/2003P-12Law Provisions and Community School Board Members
A.B. 3517
Repeals the law and other laws relating to extending the term of office of community school board members....

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ARSigned into law 03/2003P-12School Districts
S.B. 764
Clarifies the signatures required for disbursements by school districts.http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB764.pdf...

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

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NDSigned into law 03/2003P-12School Board Salary
H.B. 1259
Allows districts to compensate school board members and removes the cap of $1,000 annually....

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MTSigned into law 03/2003P-12School Board Meeting Dates
H.B. 366
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...

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SDSigned into law 03/2003P-12Elected Officials Called to Active Duty
S.B. 57
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2003P-12School Board Salaries
H.B. 2437
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...

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NYSigned into law 03/2003P-12School Board Member Terms of Office
A.B. 3517
Repeals the law that extended the terms of office for community school board members. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03517&sh=t...

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MASigned into law 12/2002P-12School Board Member Training
H.B. 783
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...

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NJRule Adoption 11/2002P-12Complaint 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...

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IDApproved by voters 11/2002P-12Term Limits for Elected Officials
Proposition 2
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)...

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FLSigned into law 08/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Personnel Policy
S.B. 20E
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...

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CAVetoed 07/2002P-12
Community College
School Board Compensation
S.B. 1308
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 ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2002P-12Compensation for Board Members
S.B. 187
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....

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SCSigned into law 05/2002P-12Charter School Trustees
H.B. 4419
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 ...

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DESigned into law 05/2002P-12Quorums of Meetings
H.B. 218
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/...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Prince George's County Governance and Administration
H.B. 949
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...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Straw Poll for Change of School Board Member Selection
S.B. 700
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...

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

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GASigned into law 05/2002P-12Atlanta Board of Education Ethics Examination
S.R. 608
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...

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GASigned into law 05/2002P-12School Board Member Compensation
H.B. 1676
Changes the compensation of the members of the board of education. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/Legis/2001_02/fulltext/hb1676.htm...

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GASigned into law 05/2002P-12Insurance Benefits for Local Board Members
H.B. 1121
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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Board Members' Salaries
S.B. 20E
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...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Auditing of District Boards
S.B. 20E
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...

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LASigned into law 04/2002P-12Loans to Parish Districts
S.B. 110A
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...

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MDSigned into law 04/2002P-12Terms and Compensation of Calvert County Board of Education
H.B. 267
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...

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MDSigned into law 04/2002P-12Montgomery County Board Compensation
H.B. 706
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...

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MDSigned into law 04/2002P-12Montgomery County Redistricting
H.B. 712
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...

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MDSigned into law 04/2002P-12Date of Commencement of Board Members' Term
H.B. 1400
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...

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GASigned into law 04/2002P-12Schley County Board of Education
H.B. 1748
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...

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MEPublic Law No. 04/2002P-12Duties of Board Members and Superintendents
S.B. 791
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...

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MISigned into law 04/2002P-12School Board Election Rules
S.B. 385
Revises the petition signature and filing fee requirements for a candidate for school board election according to population as of the most recent census....

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MSSigned into law 04/2002P-12Extended Day/Year Program Funding, Field Trip Costs, Provision of Staff Development, School Board Member and Principal Development Requirements
H.B. 494
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...

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TNSigned into law 04/2002P-12Transfer of Employees
S.B. 2175
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...

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TNSigned into law 03/2002P-12Size of School Boards
S.B. 2018
Increases maximum size of county school boards from 10 to 12 members....

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12Board Member Compensation
H.B. 1141
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....

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SCVetoed 03/2002P-12Partisan School Board Elections
S.B. 933
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. ...

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IASigned into law 03/2002P-12Change of Number of Members or Method of Election
H.B. 2183
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....

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12Superintendent 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...

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SDSigned into law 02/2002P-12Size of School Boards
S.B. 57
Allows districts to modify the size of board of directors....

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IDSigned into law 02/2002P-12Term Limit Repeal for School Board Members
H.B. 425
Repeals Idaho's term limit law for federal, statewide elected executive officials, legislators, school district trustees and city and county elected officials....

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ALSigned into law 01/2002P-12Birmingham Board of Education
H.B. 135
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....

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MASigned into law 01/2002P-12Compensation of School Board Members
H.B. 3071
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....

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

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NCSigned into law 06/2001P-12Appeals Processes
S.B. 532
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....

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NJSigned into law 06/2001P-12Code of Ethics
A.B. 1755
Expands indemnification for school board members and employees in civil, administrative or criminal proceedings; establishes a code of ethics for school board members....

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HIVetoed 06/2001P-12State student council
S.B. 670
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...

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LASigned into law 06/2001P-12Exception from Ethics Code for Former School Board Members
S.B. 221
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....

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MISigned into law 06/2001P-12School Board Open Meeting Laws
H.B. 4429
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....

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ORSigned into law 05/2001P-12School Board Chairs
H.B. 3193
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....

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VTSigned into law 05/2001P-12Proportional Representation
H.B. 314
Ensures that every union school board follows the proportional representation principle....

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HIVetoed 05/2001P-12Board of Education to invite the military representative to participate
H.B. 868
Requires the Board of Education to invite the military representative to participate in discussing about board matters except those matters discussed in executive meeting....

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MESigned into law 05/2001P-12Carry Over of School District Budgets
S.B. 524
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...

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MTSigned into law 05/2001P-12School Board Control Over Investments
S.B. 260
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...

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MTSigned into law 05/2001P-12School Board Petitions
S.B. 423
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...

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VAVetoed 05/2001P-12School Board Salaries
H.B. 637
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...

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MTSigned into law 04/2001P-12School Board Budget Meetings
H.B. 249
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....

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OKSigned into law 04/2001P-12Continuing Education For Board Members
H.B. 1044
Requires continuing education hours for school board members to be completed before filing for reelection; provides and emergency effective date....

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IASigned into law 04/2001P-12Suspension of a practitioner by a board
H.B. 389
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....

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DESigned into law 04/2001P-12Code of Conduct for Local School Board Members
H.B. 54
This legislation requires local school board members to now face the same State Code of Conduct that all state employees must live up to....

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VASigned into law 04/2001P-12School Boards
H.B. 2786
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....

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ALSigned into law 04/2001P-12Birmingham School Board
S.B. 3
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12Teacher Negotiation Rights
S.B. 979
, Prohibits school boards and their representatives from actively discouraging efforts of teachers to secure negotiation rights....

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HISigned into law 04/2001P-12Defining State Board Members for Immunity
H.B. 1016
Includes Board of Educational in definition of "members" for purposes of providing immunity from or indemnification for civil liability....

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MDSigned into law 04/2001P-12Change from Appointed to Elected School Board in Worchester County
H.B. 1347
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...

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MDSigned into law 04/2001P-12Student Member on Baltimore Board of Education
H.B. 899
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...

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VASigned into law 04/2001P-12Definition of School Board
H.B. 2786
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 ...

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AZSigned into law 03/2001P-12Qualifications for School Boards
S.B. 1451
Relates to public officers and employees; limits school candidates to one school district governing board....

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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12County Boards of Education
S.B. 192
Clarifies the rights and duties of the county boards of education, the county school supervisors, and the county board of education designees....

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COSigned into law 03/2001P-12School Board Evaluation of a Superintendent
H.B. 1146
Concerns the performance evaluation of the superintendent of a school district by a school district board of education....

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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12Require Board Members to visit classrooms
H.B. 1501
Requires members of the board of directors to annually visit classrooms in the district in which they serve....

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MTSigned into law 03/2001P-12Election of School Bd. Members by Nonresidents
H.B. 321
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...

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NMVetoed 03/2001Postsec.Training Requirements for Regents
H.B. 137
Amends Section 21-1-26 NMSA 1978 to make the existing orientation and in-service training for members of the Boards of Regents mandatory. ...

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MTSigned into law 02/2001Postsec.School Board Write-In Candidates
H.B. 91
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....

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SDSigned into law 02/2001P-12Employment Prohibition
H.B. 1067
Prohibits school boards from employing any person whose certificate has been revoked or suspended....

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ALApproved by voters 11/2000Postsec.Auburn University's Board of Trustees
V. 7
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 ...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12Compensation fro Board of Education Members
S.B. 1550
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....

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12
Community College
Community Colleges Board of Governors
S.B. 1347
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...

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OHSigned into law 06/2000P-12Property Acquisition
S.B. 269
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....

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12State Board Rules
S.B. 1870
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...

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TNSigned into law 06/2000P-12Electronic Board Records
S.B. 1322
Authorizes local Boards of Education to maintain records of proceedings of board in electronic format....

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ILSigned into law 06/2000P-12Closed Door Meetings For School Boards
H.B. 3881
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...

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ILSigned into law 06/2000P-12Background Checks on School Board Members
H.B. 3840
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 ...

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ALApproved by voters 06/2000P-12
V. 2
(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....

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FLSigned into law 06/2000P-12Boards to provide Instructional Materials
S.B. 850
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...

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OHSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Authority of Boards of Trustees
S.B. 210
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...

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OKSigned into law 06/2000P-12School Board Elections
S.B. 1532
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...

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VTSigned into law 06/2000P-12Signatures on School Board Petitions
H.B. 255
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 ...

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IASigned into law 05/2000P-12Potential Conflicts of Interest
S.B. 2331
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....

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MNSigned into law 04/2000P-12Transfer of Powers from State Board to Department
S.B. 86
Transfers the powers of the state school board to the Department of Children, Families, and Learning....

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VASigned into law 04/2000P-12Disclosure Statements
H.B. 636
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....

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VASigned into law 03/2000Postsec.Student Representatives on Higher Education Boards
S.B. 438
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....

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ALSigned into law 03/2000P-12School Board Compensation
S.B. 209
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...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - School Board Anti-Nepotism Policies
H.B. 1187
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 ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2000P-12School Boards, Unlicensed Teachers
H.B. 119
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...

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VASigned into law 03/2000Postsec.Student Representation on Higher Education Boards
H.B. 821
Requires board of visitors of each 4 year state institution of higher education to appoint on or more nonvoting student representatives to the board....

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NJSigned into law 01/2000P-12Representation Under Open Enrollment
S.B. 2212
Provides increased representation on receiving district boards of education for certain sending districts....

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