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State Status/Date Level Summary
UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12School Community Councils
H.B. 221
From bill summary: Changes the deadline for (1) an election for parent members of a school community council, and (2) the date by which a principal must post certain information related to school community councils to October 20.

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WVSigned into law 04/2013P-12
Postsec.
Teacher Scholarships/Loans
S.B. 359
Creates a scholarship and student loan fund for aspiring educators. Sets initial eligibility and retention criteria. Provides student loan assistance for in-service teacher up to $2,000 per year, not to exceed $15,000 in total.
http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bil...

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MNSigned into law 04/2012P-12School Board Guidance - Individualized Learning
H.F. 2949
Provides that school boards may consider how to: (1) assist schools in adapting instruction to individual students needs/abilities and establishing goals and standards for individual students, (2) coordinate the pace of instruction with the needs/abilities of ...

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CTSigned into law 07/2011P-12Secondary School Reform Act Delay/Teacher Evaluations/Tenure/Student Governance Councils/6th Grade Student Success Plan
H.B. 6498
Secondary School Reform Act - Delays by two years the implementation of the secondary school reform requirements enacted in 2010 that: (1) Increase the minimum number of credits required to graduate from high school; (2) Require school districts to offer stude...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12District- and Campus-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committees
S.B. 778
Includes professional staff who educate students with disabilities on district-level and campus-level planning and decision-making committees. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/SB00778F.pdf#navpanes=0...

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NVSigned into law 05/2011P-12Empowerment schools
S.B. 196
Removes the restriction on the number of empowerment schools that may be established statewide and removes the prospective expiration of the Program of Empowerment Schools.
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/76th2011/Bills/SB/SB196_EN.pdf...

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KYSigned into law 03/2011P-12Filling Principal and Personnel Vacancies
S.B. 12
Directs the superintendent, when a principal is filling a personnel vacancy at the school, to provide additional applicants to the principal upon request when qualified applicants are available. Specifies that when the vacancy to be filled is the position of p...

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WVSigned into law 07/2010P-12School-level Collaborative Teams
S.B. 2006
Encourages teacher collaboration through the establishment of alternative school-level decision-making bodies; creates a process for schools to apply to the state board to create collaborative teams or augment existing collaborative teams by replacing the 3 ex...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12School Governance Council
S.B. 438 - Sec. 21
Permits the local/regional board of education for a school that has been identified as in need of improvement pursuant or designated as a low achieving school (due to such school failing to make adequate yearly progress in mathematics and reading at the whole ...

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KYSigned into law 01/2010P-12Interventions for Persistently Low-Achieving Schools and Advanced Placement
H.B. 176
Amends accountability provisions in KRS 160.346. Defines "persistently low-achieving school". Defines "school intervention" as a process chosen by a school council, a superintendent and a local board, or the commissioner of education or designee with state boa...

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

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ILSigned into law 11/2009P-12Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force
H.B. 363
Requires the establishment of a Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force in order to ensure that school facility-related decisions are made with the input of the parents, teachers and community residents, and reflect educationally sound and fiscally responsib...

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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 Superintendents
A.B. 8903 - Community Superintendents
Amends provisions regarding community superintendents in New York City. Clarifies that a community superintendent's delegation of powers or duties is at the community superintendent's sole discretion. Adds that (1) screening committees to appoint supervisory s...

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NYSigned into law 08/2009P-12School Based Management Team
A.B. 8903 - School Based Management Team
Amends section 2590-i regarding powers and duties of principals and schools in New York City. Clarifies that a school principal must carry out his/her duties in consultation with the school based management team. Provides that, prior to the appointment of a pr...

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NYSigned into law 08/2009P-12School Based Budgeting and Expenditure Reporting
A.B. 8903 - School Based Budgeting and Expenditure Reporting
Amends section 2590-r, relating to school based budgeting and expenditure reporting in New York City. Existing law directs principals to develop school based budgets. New provision requires the chancellor to inform each principal of that school's preliminary b...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Financial Reporting and Minimum Standards
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.07
Partially from the DOE summary of H.B. 1:Modifies the current requirement for the state board to develop a standard for reporting financial information to the public. Requires districts and educational service center boards to report revenues and expenditures ...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Site Governing Schools
H.F. 2
Allows a school board to approve site-governed schools by requesting site-governing school proposals from groups of licensed professionals and parents from one or more school districts. Subject to school board approval, lists the roles and responsibilities of ...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Innovative Education
H.F. 2
Establishes a nine-member advisory council to advise and make recommendations to the commissioner on site-governed schools, innovation in schools, improving information about fostering innovation, and learning from non-education innovators.
https://www.reviso...

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MNSigned into law 05/2009P-12Innovative Education
H.F. 2
Establishes a nine-member advisory council to advise and make recommendations to the commissioner on site-governed schools, innovation in schools, improving information about fostering innovation, and learning from non-education innovators.
https://www.reviso...

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UTAdopted 05/2009P-12School Community Councils
R277-491
Specifies that local boards and the state charter school board are responsible for school community council operations, plans, oversight and training in schools under their oversight. Changes primary focus of school commuity councils to developing, approving a...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Local School Council Duties
S.B. 1 Section 12
Requires each school council to adopt policies related to mandated analysis of its program review findings and determining how it will address program recommendations to improve the arts and humanities, practical living skills and career studies, and the writi...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Transition in Writing Program
S.B. 1 Section 16
Provides that whereas writing is an essential skill for all public school students to master; and whereas the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years will be a transitional period for revising the content standards in all academic content areas and subsequently revis...

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KYSigned into law 03/2009P-12Background Check for Parent Members of School Councils
S.B. 148
Requires a criminal records check for parent members of school-based decision making councils. Allows members to serve prior to the report being received, but but requires the member to be removed from the council if the report documents a record of a sex crim...

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ILSigned into law 12/2008P-12School Council Members, Law Enforcement Drills
S.B. 2688
Amends Chicago School District Article of School Code. Provides if the child of a parent school council member dies during term in office, the member may continue to serve for the balance of term. Amends School Safety Drill Act. Requires schools to conduct a l...

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UTAdopted 12/2008P-12School Community Councils
R277-491
Proposes rule to provide direction to school districts and schools in establishing and maintaining school community councils. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-491.htm...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Appointment of Principal Vacancies
S.B. 86
Existing law requires the school council to fill principal vacancies by selecting the new principal from individuals recommended by the local superintendent. New provision requires the superintendent to provide additional applicants upon request when qualified...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12School Community Council Communications Requirements
H.B. 189
Requires a school community council to provide the following information to each household that has a student attending the school:
(1) A school community council meeting schedule for the year
(2) A mid-year action and activity report
(3) A summary of the annu...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Election of Members of School Community Councils
H.B. 127
Modifies the Strategic Planning Act for Educational Excellence by amending provisions for the election of members of school community councils. http://le.utah.gov/~2008/bills/hbillenr/hb0127.pdf...

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NVSigned into law 06/2007P-12Empowerment Schools
S.B. 238
Authorizes the boards of trustees of school districts to establish a program of empowerment schools for the public schools of the school district. Authorizes public schools to develop empowerment plans. Prescribes the process for the approval of empowerment pl...

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GASigned into law 05/2007P-12Charter Systems Act
S.B. 39
Enacts the Charter Systems Act. Amends definitions of "charter," "charter petitioner," "local revenue," and "petition," and adding definitions of "charter system," "governing council," "school-level governance," and "system charter school." Provides procedures...

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GASigned into law 05/2007P-12Membership of School Councils
S.B. 72 (Section 1)
Specifies that parents of students enrolled in the school must comprise a majority of school council members. Replaces prior requirement that two businesspersons serve on the council with requirement that at least two of the members who are parents of students...

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GASigned into law 05/2007P-12School Administrative Managers
S.B. 72 (Section 2)
Authorizes local districts to hire school administrative managers in lieu of or in addition to assistant principals. Provides that such school administrative managers are not required to be certificated by the professional standards commission but must meet lo...

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IASigned into law 04/2007P-12Teacher Quality Committee
S.F. 277 (Section 17)
Strikes Section 284.4, subsection 1, paragraph c, which made a district eligible for student achievement and teaching quality monies if the district's submitted written statement included willingness to provide the equivalent of an additional contract day to p...

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UTSigned into law 03/2006P-12School Council Membership
S.B. 49
Clarifies definitions for purposes of membership. "Parent or guardian member" means a parent or guardian of a student who is attending the school or who will be enrolled at the school at any time during the parent's or guardian's initial term of office."Parent...

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CASigned into law 09/2005P-12Site Based Decisionmaking Pilot Program
S.B. 1053
Establishes the Local Improvement Program as a pilot program, with up to 5% of all public schools and up to 15 school districts participating. Requires participating districts to allocate instructional program funding to participating schools with maximum flex...

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MNSigned into law 07/2005P-12Site based management team
H.F. 141 - Multiple Components
A school site decision-making team must include at east one parent of a pupil in the school. For purposes of formation of a new site, a school site decision-making team may be a team of teachers that is recognized by the board as a site. At least one-half of ...

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HISigned into law 06/2005P-12School Community Council's Responsibilities
S.B. 1253
Clarifies a school community council's responsibilities. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/sb1253_cd1_.htm...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Council Membership
S.B. 1011
Provides that a parent or guardian who is employed by a school district may serve as a member of a school council if not employed at the same school where child is enrolled.
http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=1011...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Student Achievement Improvement
H.B. 93 (Section 1, multiple provisions)
Sets forth legislative intent related to early diagnosis of and intervention for elementary students struggling in reading and mathematics, state student achievement goals, provision and quality of diagnostic and intervention services to students below profici...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Mathematics Achievement Fund
H.B. 93 (Section 3)
Creates the mathematics achievement fund to provide developmentally appropriate diagnostic assessment and intervention services to students, primary through grade 12, to help them reach proficiency in mathematics on the state assessments and in compliance with...

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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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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Health and Nutrition in Schools
S.B. 172
Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, requires each school to limit access to no more than one day each week to retail fast foods in the cafeteria, whether sold by contract, commercial vendor, or otherwise.

Requires every district to appoint a food servic...

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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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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Pupil Achievement Grant Program
A.B. 2152
Establishes the Pupil Achievement Grant Program to consolidate funding and provide flexibility at the schoolsite in the use of funds from specified categorical education programs in schools identified as underperforming in at least one of the three preceding f...

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HISigned into law 07/2004P-12Education Reform
H.B. 2002
The education reform in this Act shall be known as the "Reinventing Education Act of 2004." The provisions include (1) establishing a weighted student formula; (2) providing additional information technology; (3) empowering principals through a Hawaii principa...

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TNSigned into law 06/2004P-12Low Performing Schools and Districts
H.B. 1175
Chapter No. 832. Renames low performing schools and school districts as high priority schools and school districts; allows the commissioner to award grants to individual school systems of up to $50,000, to LEAs for planning and implementation purposes. Allows ...

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

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KSSigned into law 05/2004P-12Multiple Provisions
S.B. 304
Concerns the computation of the amount of state financial aid received by school districts that consolidate;
establishes the Center for Innovative School Leadership; establishes membership requirements of school site councils, allows self-administration of ast...

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GASigned into law 05/2004P-12Education Provisions
H.B. 1190
Provides for the revision of certain provisions regarding education flexibility and accountability; requires the State Board of Education to create a single state-wide accountability system by December 31, 2004; amends provisions regarding school councils; am...

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KYSigned into law 04/2004P-12School Councils
S.B. 111
Requires a scholastic audit team, when auditing a school that for two successive accountability cycles has failed to meet its goal, to include actions to improve the functioning of the school council and make recommendations concerning the council in the impro...

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TNSigned into law 05/2003P-12Public Education
S.B. 1024
Allows the Commissioner of Education to authorize up to 16 school systems to operate as alternative education programs which emphasize
school-based decision making. Current law authorizes up to eight school systems to operate such programs. Raises the maximum...

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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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AZSigned into law 04/2003P-12School Councils Membership
S.B. 1228
Ensures individuals who are affected by the outcome of a decision at a school site share in the decision making process; establishes the composition of local school councils; includes membership by parents or guardians of students, and the principal of the sch...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Advisory School Councils
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Adds Section 22-5-16. Requries each school to create an advisory school council, to reflect a balance of employees and parents and comunity members. The councils should work with the principal on instructional issues and curricula and develop creative ways t...

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KYSigned into law 03/2003P-12School Council Member Training
S.B. 134
Specifies that experienced school council members, who are already required to complete three clock hours of training in school-based decisionmaking, may fulfill this requirement by taking part in the training required for new school council members. http://ww...

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MASigned into law 08/2002P-12Parent Advisory Councils for Parents of English Language Learners
H.B. 5010
Establishes in each district serving at least 50 students in English language learners program a parent advisory council comprised of parents of children enrolled in English language learners program in district. Each council must include at least one represen...

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FLSigned into law 04/2002P-12School Advisory Council Bylaws
H.B. 1661
Requires school advisory councils to adopt bylaws that are subject to approval by the district school board; requires that the bylaws include provisions for establishing quorums, requiring meeting notices, scheduling meetings, and replacing members....

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Principal Hiring by School Councils
H.B. 55
Allows building principal applicants considered by school-based decision making councils until September 15 to provide evidence that they are qualified as required by law, administrative regulations, and school board policies; permits the superintendent to sub...

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UTSigned into law 03/2002P-12School Community Councils
S.B. 167
Specifies the duties, powers, and membership of a school community council and establishes a process for the selection of council members. specifies the duties, powers, and membership of a school community council; consolidates the school plan to improve stud...

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INSigned into law 05/2001P-12Local School Improvement Committee Membership
S.B. 165
Beginning in 2004-05 school year, the makeup of any local school improvement committee is to be determined by IC 20-10.2...

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WVSigned into law 05/2001P-12School Personnel Laws
S.B. 227
Requires first-class permits for superintendents; provides that principals chair the process for interviewing prospective professional and paraprofessional employees; requires superintendent to allow principals the opportunity to interview and make recommendat...

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RISigned into law 07/2000P-12School Improvement Teams
H.B. 7415
Establishes school improvement teams for each school in preparation and evaluation of the school improvement plan....

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12School-Based Decisionmaking
S.B. 76
Deletes the requirement that teacher representatives on school-based decision making councils be Kentucky residents, allows a school district employee working at a different school to require school-based decision making councils to adopt a policy to be implem...

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KYSigned into law 03/2000P-12School Councils
S.B. 265
Requires that a parent member on a school council not be an employee or a relative of an employee of the school in which the parent serves; requires procedures to assist the school council with consultation in the selection of personnel by the principal; requi...

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Local School Councils Component
H.B. 1187
Mandates school councils at each school. The councils must be made up of the principal of the school, two parents, two teachers, and two businesspersons. The duties of the councils are to provide advice, recommendations, and assistance to the local board. ...

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