|UT||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Parent Seminar on Youth Protection|
Directs a district to offer a parent seminar each year, using either a locally-developed curriculum or a curriculum developed by the state b...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Ceiling on Parent Liability for Damages Caused by Minor Pupil|
A.B. 2662 - Ceiling on Parent Liability for Damages Caused by Minor Pupil
From bill summary: Allows $10,000 limit on liability for damages caused by minor pupil's misconduct to be adjusted annually for inflation. h...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Bilingual Education and Parent Involvement|
Provides that once established, each parent advisory committee for transitional bilingual education programs autonomously conduct its affair...
|HI||Adopted 06/2012||P-12||Efforts to Establish, Implement, and Monitor Statewide Policies for Family Engagement|
Requests that the board of education and department of education collaborate with parent organizations to establish, implement, and monitor ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Parent Attendance at Parent-Teacher Conferences Required|
Requires each teacher to schedule at least two parent-teacher conferences during the first semester each school year. Requires at least one ...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Parental Consent For Surveys In K-12 Schools|
Current law prohibits an employee of a school or school district from requiring a student to participate in a survey, analysis, or evaluatio...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Parent Involvement In Education|
Amends membership of the Colorado state advisory council for parent involvement in education appointed by the state board of education. Chan...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Parent Involvement Program|
Requires the department of education to establish within the schools in the achievement school district a four-year pilot program to increas...
|NY||Issued 04/2012||P-12||Establishing the New NY Education Reform Commission|
E.O. No. 44
Establishes the New NY Education Reform Commission to provide guidance and advice to the governor on education policy, performance, and inno...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Parental Involvement Programs|
Authorizes LEAs to partner with individuals, community and faith-based groups and organizations to design and implement programs to improve ...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Transferring Low-performing School to Recovery District and Parent Petitions|
Allows for a public school to be transferred to the Recovery School District (RSD) if such transfer is approved by the state board of educat...
|ME||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||An Act To Encourage Parental Involvement in Education, (LD 1770)|
Requires school administrative units and public charter schools, in consultation with parents, teachers and administrators, to develop a par...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Online Education Survey|
From bill summary: Requires the state board of education to establish a three-year pilot online school survey system that includes surveys f...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Encouraging Parental Engagement|
Recognizes the parents and family members of students in Utah schools for their efforts to foster the education of their children by nurturi...
|NH||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 01/2012||P-12||Parental Objections to Course Material|
Requires school districts to adopt a policy allowing an exception to specific course material based on a parent's or legal guardian's determ...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2011||P-12||Parent Trigger Amendments|
From bill summary: Requires interventions to be implemented for a school that is identified as persistently lowest-achieving but does not re...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Rhode Island Family Engagement Advisory Council|
Adds a new chapter to create the Rhode Island Family Engagement Advisory Council to promote family engagement with education practice in Rho...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Parent Trigger Pilot for Columbus|
H.B. 153 - Parent Trigger Pilot for Columbus
Establishes a pilot project for any school operated by the Columbus school district that has been ranked in the lowest 5% of all public scho...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Community Outreach Plans|
Requires the superintendent of the Recovery School District (New Orleans) to develop a community outreach plan to engage parents and communi...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Classroom Placement for Multiple Birth Siblings|
Allows the parent of multiple birth siblings who are assigned to the same grade level and school to request a consultative meeting with the ...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Requires Involvement of Parent/Guardian Before Corporal Punishment Administered|
Provides that corporal punishment will not be administered on a student whose parent or guardian has stated in writing that corporal punishm...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12|
|Extends the Implementation Date of Personal Pathways to Success|
Extends the date by which the Education and Economic Development Act, now called Personal Pathways to Success, must be implemented fully (th...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Parent Trigger Law--Local Board May Trump|
Provides that if the commissioner is presented with a written petition signed by the parents of a majority of the students enrolled at a cam...
|HI||Adopted 06/2011||P-12||Family Engagement|
Requests that the board of education and the department of education collaborate with parent organizations to develop statewide policies for...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Parent Involvement|
Creates the Office of Parental Involvement and Family Engagement within the Department of Education. Describes the duties of the office, whi...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Parent Involvement|
Revises the requirements for the policy adopted by the State Board of Education to encourage parental and family involvement in supporting t...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Employee Leave Time for Volunteering|
Urges employers to develop programs under which their employees with children in school can take time off to volunteer in their children's s...
|MT||Vetoed 04/2011||P-12||Parental Control Over Student Participation|
Allows parental control over student participation in courses of instruction, assemblies, etc. that involve human sexual education. Requires...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Parent Rights|
States that parents have a right to review learning material and activities and remove their child from certain activities or classes deemed...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Parental Involvement and School Improvement Plans|
Encourages districts to adopt policies to increase parental involvement. Requires schools that must develop improvement plans to notify pare...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Classroom Assignment of Multiple Birth Siblings|
Authorizes parents with multiple birth siblings who are assigned to the same grade level and school, prek-6 to request in writing that the s...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Parental monitors on school buses|
Authorizes a school district board of directors to create and implement a program to authorize a parent of a child enrolled in the school di...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Parental Involvement Plans|
Directs the department of education to monitor each school district's parental involvement plan to: (i) Evaluate whether the school district...
|OH||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Family and Civic Engagement Teams|
H.B. 30 - Family and Civic Engagement Teams, Linkage Coordinators
Repeals Section 3306.31, which required each district with a three-year average graduation rate of 80% or less to have a linkage coordinator...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Parental Notification of Law Enforcement Involvement|
Concerns parental notification in cases of police investigation of possible child abuse. Directs principals to not provide parental notifica...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Electronic Records and Signatures|
Authorizes local school boards to adopt and implement policies pursuant to which electronic records and electronic signatures may be accepte...
|MS||Vetoed 03/2011||P-12||Parental Choice for Twin Placement/Loaning of Extra Textbooks|
Allows parental choice for the placement of twins or higher order multiples in seperate classrooms. Authorizes local boards to offer surplus...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Classroom Placement of Twins|
Allows parental choice for the placement of twins or higher order multiples in seperate classrooms.
|CA||Adopted 09/2010||P-12||Parent Empowerment|
5 CA ADC 4800, 4801, 4802, 4803, 4804, 4805, 4806, 4807
Adopts emergency regulations to implement Senate Bill 4, Chapter 3, 5th Extraordinary Session of 2010. This Senate Bill and these emergency ...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Grandparent Membership in Parent and Parent-Teacher Associations|
Permits membership in certain school related associations by grandparents in parental relation to children in the New York City public schoo...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Background Checks|
Amends Section 45125.01. Adds to existing provision allowing a single district or county superintendent to act on behalf of multiple distric...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Parent or Caretaker RelativeTraining|
Requires a parent or caretaker relative receiving temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) services to participate in either a parent ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Limits for Parents Whose Parental Rights Have Been Terminated|
Prohibits parent whose parental rights have been terminated from being eligible to receive child's report card or other information concerni...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Parent Trust Fund|
S.B. 438 - Sec. 26
Establishes a Parent Trust Fund to fund programs aimed at improving the health, safety and education of children by training parents in civi...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Parent-Teacher Conferences|
S.B. 438 - Sec. 29
Requires all schools to hold parent-teacher conferences at least twice a year. http://www.cga.ct.gov/2010/ACT/PA/2010PA-00111-R00SB-00438-PA...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Parental Involvement in Planning for Higher Education Opportunities|
Requires schools to have a plan for parent participation in the schools which is designed to improve parent and teacher cooperation in such ...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Parent-Teacher Scheduling Considerations|
Urges local education agencies to consider the needs of working parents in scheduling parent-teacher meetings.
|TN||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Classroom Placement of Siblings|
In determining the classroom assignments of multiple birth siblings, the board of education is required to give preference to a request of t...
|WI||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Act 215 - Misc. Provisions|
Requires boards annually to prepare budgets for each school in the district. Requires boards to collaborate with nonprofits and government a...
|CA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Parent Empowerment|
S.B. 4E - Parent Empowerment
Creates new sections 53300 and ff. of the Education Code, establishing new "Parent Empowerment" section. Provides that for any school not id...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Bringing Interpreter to School Meetings|
Authorizes parents or guardians of English learners to bring an oral language interpreter to all conferences, meetings or proceedings held a...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||New York City Board|
A.B. 8903 - New York City Board Powers and Duties
Substantially amends powers and duties of New York City board, authorizing the board to:
(1) Approve all regulations proposed by the chance...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Community 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 ...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Parent Association/Parent-Teacher Association Meetings|
A.B. 8903 - Parent Association/Parent-Teacher Association Meetings
Existing provision permits the use of school facilities for holding civic meetings. New provision specifies that civic meetings include meet...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Financial 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 ...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Parental Notification Procedures for Responding to Threats and Emergencies|
H.B. 1 - Section 3313.536
From DOE summary of H.B. 1: Requires school districts, community schools, STEM schools and chartered nonpublic schools to inform, prior to o...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Family and Civic Engagement Teams, Business Advisory Councils|
H.B. 1 - Section 3313.82, 3313.821, 3313.822
Renumbers to 3313.82 existing provision requiring local boards and educational service center boards to appoint a business advisory council....
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Best Practices for Improving Parental Involvement|
H.B. 1 - Section 265.80.40
Directs the state board, by January 29, 2010, to develop a list of best practices for improving parental involvement that public and nonpubl...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12|
S.B. 291--Volunteer and Parents Incentive Program
Creates the Volunteer and Parents Incentive Program to be implemented and administered by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Educati...
|LA||Vetoed 06/2009||P-12||Tax Credit for Parental Involvement Time|
Provides for a tax credit against the corporate income tax and the corporation franchise tax for employers who allow parental involvement in...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Parent Involvement Council in Education Department|
Creates the state advisory council for parent involvement in education in the department of education. Specifies the council membership. Dir...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Parent Involvement|
Requires employers with a certain number of employees to grant to an employee who is a parent, guardian or custodian of a child enrolled in ...
|NY||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Public Schools Emergency Alert Act|
Enacts the public schools emergency alert act. Requires the New York City Schools chancellor to implement an emergency alert notification sy...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Parental Leave for School Activities|
Allows an employee of a qualified employer to take unpaid leave to attend parent-teacher conferences; limits the unpaid leave; permits the e...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Access to Student Records|
Allows a child's parent or guardian to designate a "significant individual" to participate in a school conference involving that child. Requ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Parental Involvement Standards|
Requires the Department of Education (DOE) to develop standards for parental involvement in K-12 public schools and include a report on loca...
|ID||Vetoed 04/2009||P-12||Parent Involvement|
Enacts the Parents as Teachers Family Support Act; awards grants to local agencies to provide home visits for eligible families, parent grou...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Improving Parents' Access to Public School Data|
Improves student achievement and closes achievement gaps among student subgroups by providing public access to comprehensive school improvem...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Parental Involvement|
Requires each school's parental involvement plan to provide instruction to parents on how to incorporate developmentally appropriate learnin...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Dissemination of Information on Family Life Education|
Requires school divisions to include a detailed statement in the summary already required by law to be issued to parents and guardians to as...
|MA||Signed into law 12/2008||P-12||Authorizing a Designated Caregiver|
Provides the procedures by which a parent, legal guardian, or legal custodian of a minor, by a caregiver authorization affidavit, may author...
|UT||Adopted 11/2008||P-12||English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers|
Provides a formula to allocate funds appropriated by the 2008 Legislature for school districts and charter schools to provide English Langua...
|MA||Signed into law 10/2008||P-12||Develoment of Education Programs|
Provides access to pupil information for parents and evaluators; provides that a school committee shall, upon request by parents, provide ti...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Special Education Services Outside the School Setting|
Provides that members of committees on special education may provide parents of a child with a disability with a list of programs and servic...
|MA||Signed into law 09/2008||P-12||Placement of Twins in Classrooms|
Relates to classroom placement of twins; provides that the parents of twins or higher order multiples may request that the children be place...
|NY||Vetoed 07/2008||P-12||New York State Schools for the Deaf and Blind|
Requires school districts to provide information to parents of blind and deaf students regarding programs and institutions administered by t...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Parental Information Requests and Complaints|
Requires public schools to provide parents or guardians with information regarding making complaints or requesting information; provides for...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Habitual Truancy and Habitual Tardiness|
Revises provisions related to habitual truancy and habitual tardiness. Requires a student's parent to enforce the student's attendance at th...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Classroom Placement of Twins|
Permits parent of twins or higher order multiples enrolled in public school to select shared or separate classroom placement of their childr...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Parents Supporting Instruction|
Specifies that identifying opportunities for parents to participate in and support classroom instruction in the school includes the followin...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Parent Participation in Rehabilitation or Counseling|
Provides that no student who has been expelled from any school for possessing weapons or drugs shall be admitted or readmitted to any public...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Placement of Multiple-Birth Siblings|
Allows a parent or guardian of multiple-birth siblings to request that the children attend the same school and be placed in the same classro...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Parent Notification|
Provides that if a student is a victim of child abuse or sexual abuse that occurred on school grounds or under the schools care, then the pr...
|MN||Vetoed 05/2008||P-12||Omnibus Education Policy Bill|
Authorized a parent or guardian of a student to designate an individual to participate in a school conference involving the child of the par...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Family Resource and Youth Services Centers|
Provides that family resource and youth services centers must provide services to enhance a student's ability to succeed in school. Provides...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||UPSTART Program|
S.B. 2 - Sections 3-9
Establishes UPSTART, a pilot project that uses a home-based educational technology program to develop the school readiness skills of childre...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers|
S.B. 2 - Section 24
Establishes the English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers to:
(1) Increase parent involvement
(2) Communicate with parents who are no...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||Postsec.||Students' Educational Records|
Requires the Board of Visitors or other governing body of every public institution of higher education in Virginia to establish policies and...
|UT||Adopted 03/2008||P-12||Standards for School District Discipline Plans|
Provides that all charter schools (and schools if district does not have districtwide plan) must develop a school-wide written model for pre...
|UT||Adopted 10/2007||P-12||Charter Schools|
Requires all charter schools to have a committee consisting of a majority of parents designated to make decisions regarding School LAND Trus...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Parental Notice of Suspension or Expulsion|
Ensures that parents receive actual notice of a student's expulsion or suspension from school.
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Reaching One's Potential for Excellence (ROPE) Scholars Pilot Program.|
The purpose of the ROPE Scholars Pilot Program is to strengthen middle grades education in order to provide students with the opportunity to...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Parent Members fo Professional Standards Board|
Revises the designated nominating organization for the parent members of the Professional Standards Board from the Congress of Parents and T...
|TN||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||No Tax on School Art Supplies During Annual Sales Tax Holiday|
Includes school art supplies with a sales price of $100 or less per item as items exempt from sales tax during the annual sales tax holiday....
|OR||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Defines "Person in Parental Relationship"|
Defines "Person in parental relationship" as an adult who has physical custody of a child or resides in the same household as the child, int...
|SC||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2007||P-12||Parent Orientation|
Adds a new section (59-18-1600) to provide that a school that has received an unsatisfactory absolute academic performance rating on its mos...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Advisory Council on Parental Involvement|
Establishes an Advisory Council on Parental Involvement and prescribes the membership and duties of the council. State accountability law re...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Multiples and Maximum Class Sizes|
Requires twins or other multiples to be placed in the same classroom if the parent requests. Also allows districts to establish maximum clas...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Charter Systems Act|
Enacts the Charter Systems Act. Amends definitions of "charter," "charter petitioner," "local revenue," and "petition," and adding definitio...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Parental Consent Prior to Reporting of Sexual Offense Victim|
Requires the parent of a child who is the victim of a sexual offense to give written consent before the name of the child may provided to a ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Parental and Family Involvement Policies|
H.F. 2245 [Parental Involvement]
Encourages local school board to formally adopt and implement parental and family involvement policy. Specifies requirements and components ...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Student Progress Reports|
S.B. 2107 - Part A, Section 2
Provides that by July 1, 2008, a student progress report must be prepared for all students. States that the progress report must provide par...
|NY||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Charter Schools|
S.B. 2107 -- Part D-2
Provides that an application for a charter school cannot be approved unless the charter entity finds that in a school district where the tot...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Official State Language|
Amends existing law to declare English to be the official state language. Provides that English is the sole language of government, subject ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Parental Notification/Consent Clinical Health Care Class|
Requires specific parental notification and consent before public education students who are minors may participate in the clinical experien...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Child Care Facilities Improvement|
Requires the state to provide staff development grants to child caring facilities to assist the owners or staff of those facilities to obtai...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Individual Academic Career Plan|
S.B. 311-- Sec. 3313.603(H)
Directs the department to make its individual academic career plan available through its Ohio career information system web site for distric...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||S.B. 311 -- Sec. 3313.6014|
Requires local boards to adopt procedures for notifying each high school student's parent of the requirements of the Ohio core curriculum (h...
|IL||Issued 09/2006||P-12||Parent Leadership Council|
Creates the Parent Leadership Council to serve as an advisory body to the state board of education and office of the governor. Provides tha...
|IL||Adopted 09/2006||P-12||Parental Participation Pilot Project|
23 IAC 560.10, .20, .30, .40, .50
Establishes rules regarding the Parental Participation Pilot Project. Pages 259-264 of 405: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/in...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Parental Information in Languages other than English|
Relates to students whose primary language is not English. Requires the Department of Education to monitor adherence to requirements relatin...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Parent Teacher Communications Act|
Directs the commissioner to develop guidelines by which school districts may establish a program to make available to parents or guardians ...
|HI||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Assistance to Limited English Proficient Persons|
Requires each state agency and all covered entities to take reasonable steps to ensure limited English proficient persons have meaningful ac...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Special education adult services and staff liaison|
Requires the Department of Education to include in its parental rights in special education booklet, information describing services availab...
|GA||Adopted 06/2006||P-12||Comprehensive Academic Performance System (CAPS) Demonstration Site Grant|
Clarifies rules regarding the Comprehensive Academic Performance System (CAPS) Demonstration Site Grant. The intent of the funding is to pro...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Parent Involvement Reporting|
Concerns parental involvement reporting in school profiles; raises the importance of parental involvement among administrators and enable pa...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||K-3 Diagnostic Assessments|
S.B. 2272 - Section 5
If the diagnostic assessments administered to K-3 students indicate that a child is reading below grade level, requires the district to subm...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Florida Secondary School Redesign Act|
H.B. 7087 - Section 19
Defines secondary schools as those serving grades 6-12. Specifies that the following guiding principles must be used in the annual preparat...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Parent Involvement Time Allowance|
S.B. 3246; H.B. 3123
Concerns Education; permits state employees with children enrolled in schools to take off up to one day a month from work to voluntarily par...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Student and Parent Awareness|
Directs the commissioner of education to send annually to each superintendent a list of information that schools must provide to the elector...
|GA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Excused Absences|
Provides that a student whose parent or legal guardian is in military service is granted up to 5 excused absences per school year to visit w...
|ID||Issued 04/2006||P-12||Executive Office for Families and Children|
Executive Order 2006-09
Establishes the Executive Office for Families and Children. Provides that the duties of the council include:
A. Coordinating all boards, ...
|ID||Issued 04/2006||P-12||Governor's Coordinating Council for Families and Children|
Executive Order 2006-15
Continues the "Governor's Coordinating Council for Families and Children" within the governor's office. Provides that the objectives for th...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Support for Caregiving Grandparents|
Creates the KinCare Support Program, a centralized statewide service program to provide grandparents caring for minor grandchildren with inf...
|WV||Rule Adoption 04/2006||P-12||Attendance|
Title 126, Series 81
Amends rules regarding half-day attendance and specific ages for compulsory school attendance. Identifies the specific number of days in whi...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Sales Tax Exemptions for School supplies|
Provides a sales and use tax exemption, beginning in 2006, for certain school-related items purchased during a specific three-day period dur...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Kentucky Youth Development Coordinating Council|
Encourages the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish the Kentucky Youth Development Coordinating Council; establishes membersh...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Center for the Improvement of Student Learning, Educational Ombudsman|
Reactivates the center for the improvement of student learning; creates an educational ombudsman (within the office of the governor) to incr...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Center for Improvement of Student Learning, Education Ombudsman|
Declares an intent to reactivate the center for the improvement of student learning, and to create within the center an educational ombudsm...
|IL||Adopted 02/2006||P-12||Early Childhood Block Grant|
23 IAC 235.10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, Appendix A, B
Establishes rules regarding the Early Childhood Block Grant program. Allows entities other than school districts to apply for preschool and...
|WI||Signed into law 12/2005||P-12||Notification of Right to Request Performance Reports|
From Legislative Council Memo: Prior law required each school board to annually distribute, by January 1, to the parent or guardian of each ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||The Parental Participation Pilot Project|
Provides that by the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year, the State Board of Education shall by rule establish a parental participation p...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Parental review of basic skills test|
H.F. 141 - Multiple Components
The commissioner must adopt and publish a policy to provide public and parental access for review of basic skills tests, Minnesota Comprehen...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Psychotropic drugs|
H.F. 141 - Multiple Components
School officials must not use the refusal of a parent or guardian to consent to the administration of psychotropic drugs to their student or...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||School Accountability Reports and State Accreditation|
S.B. 214 (Section 4-6)
Section 4: Repeals and reenacts 22-7-605 pertaining to the content and format of state-mandated school accountability reports.
Section 5: ...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Monitoring system for the statewide system of accountability; honor code|
Establishes a monitoring system for the statewide system of accountability; revises various provisions governing the statewide system of acc...
|AK||(H) PERMANENTLY FILED LEGIS RESOLVE 19 05/2005||P-12||Parents' Day|
Proclaiming July 24, 2005, as Parents' Day. States that the Alaska State Legislature encourages all parents to commit themselves to responsi...
|FL||Vetoed 05/2005||P-12||Psychotropic Medication|
Defines term "psychotropic medication." Prohibits a recipient of state funds from requiring student to be prescribed or administered psychot...
|MO||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Encourages effective involvement by parents and families in support of their children's education|
This act requires the State Board of Education to adopt a policy by December 1, 2005, that encourages effective involvement by parents and f...
|MN||EFFECTIVE DATE '05-'06 SCHOOL YEAR AND LATER 05/2005||P-12||Parent discretion in classroom placement of multiples (twins, etc.)|
A parent or guardian of twins or higher order multiples may request that the children be placed in the same classroom or in separate classro...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||High School Dropout Parental Notice|
Requires districts to provide written notification to parents of a high school dropout who is not subject to compulsory education laws. Stat...
|AZ||Vetoed 04/2005||P-12||School Policies|
Requires every local board, in consultation with parents, teachers and administrators, to develop and adopt a policy to promote the involvem...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Accountability and Crime Reporting|
Authorizes local boards to adopt guidelines for the standardization of the format of school accountability report cards required by section ...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Early Childhood Education and Family Literacy|
Transfers the family literacy program from the state board's division of adult education to the division of early childhood education progra...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Arkansas Supreme Court Decision|
Conforms the Arkansas Code to comply with the Arkansas Supreme Court decision in the Lake View case. Requires any school district that was a...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|Career Counseling for Students|
Requires each district's student services plan to include a district-level tracking system for students who fail to reach proficiency on sta...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Parental Notification|
Clarifies requirements regarding parental notification by school personnel of student misconduct, law enforcement access to a student or a s...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2005||Postsec.|
|Create Parents As Scholars Program|
Create parents as scholars program. For the purpose of this program(1) "Approved educational program" means:
(a) a program in a unit o...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Noncustodial Parent as Emergency Contact|
Provides that the noncustodial parent of a student enrolled in a public school or day care center must be included, upon the request of such...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Role of Department of Education in Achieving State Educational Goals|
H.B. 93 (Section 1, paragraph 4)
Mandates that the Kentucky Department of Education provide assistance to schools and teachers, including publicizing professional developmen...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Habitual Truant|
Revises the definition of a "habitual truant." Revises the provisions applicable to proceedings against parents and guardians whose children...
|UT||Vetoed 03/2005||P-12||Medical Recommendations for Children|
Prohibits school personnel from making certain medical recommendations for a minor, including the use of psychotropic drugs; prohibits the r...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Honor Roll Programs|
An act to ensure the continuation of district honor roll and academic achievement recognition programs. Specifies that no district may be pr...
|OH||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Parent's Week, Teacher Compensation, Testing Sections|
Designates the fourth week of September as Parent's Week; revises provisions governing child support collection. Qualifies teachers employed...
|NY||Signed into law 01/2005||P-12||School Records Review|
Authorizes caregivers to review school records and to consent to medical and dental diagnosis and treatment of a minor child, excuse absence...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Pupils: Interrogation|
Requires the principal of a school to take immediate steps to seek the consent of the parent or guardian of an elementary school pupil prior...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Family Child Care Home Education Networks|
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to contract with entities organized under law to operate family child care home education ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Attendance of Counselor at Pupil Suspension Conference|
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Section 10: Changes the law from requiring a school counselor or psychologist to attend a parent-teacher conference regarding a pupil suspen...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Parent of Suspended Pupil Allowed to Attend Portion of School Day|
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Repeals mandate and replaces with policy authorizing school district governing boards to adopt a policy permitting a parent or guardian of a...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||District Uniform Complaint Process|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 12: Requires a school district to use its uniform complaint process to help identify and resolve any deficiencies related to
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Child Care and Development Services Program|
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Changes the maximum age for program eligibility to 13, and modifies the definition of ''parent'' under the Child Care
and Development Servic...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Teen Parents in Foster Care Act|
Creates the Teen Parents in Foster Care Act. Provides ways in which families of dependent minor parents may be preserved, by assisting such ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Prisoners Rehabilitation|
Requires each person who becomes subject to the Department of Corrections on or after January 1, 2006, with the exception of inmates serving...
|MI||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||State School Aid Act|
Relates to the State School Aid Act of 1979; allocates funds for grants to intermediate districts to provide programs for parents with presc...
|MA||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004||P-12||Board of Education Membership|
Relates to the membership makeup of the State Board of Education.
|HI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Paid Leave for Parent-Teacher Conferences|
Limits paid leave for government employees who attend parent-teacher conferences to two hours, and clarifies that government employees are e...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Parental Refusal to Administer Drug|
Establishes that further study is needed to determine the biological or medical reasons for administering psychotropic drugs, such as Ritali...
|MI||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Parent Involvement Plan|
Creates a parent involvement plan within school districts and public school academies designed to encourage parental participation.
|TN||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Parental Involvement|
Requires local districts to devise policies and procedures to encourage parental involvement in public schools. Plans must include: (1) A pl...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Education|
Concerns education; provides for local education agencies to include contact information on child advocacy groups and the state department ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Notification to Parents of Rights of Students|
Directs local school boards to notify parents of the educational rights of students who fail to graduate or who have failed to achieve the n...
|NE||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||School Districts|
Eliminates a requirement for school districts to provide abortion information....
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Family Resource Centers|
Provides for family resource centers to remove nonacademic barriers to academic success; authorizes use of national school lunch funds for t...
|DE||Adopted 09/2003||P-12||Releasing Students to Caregivers|
14 DAC 881
Amends Regulation 881 "Releasing Students to Persons Other Than Their Parents or Legal Guardians" to add the category of "relative caregiver...
|NY||Vetoed 08/2003||P-12||Caregiver Review School Records|
Authorizes caregivers to review school records and to consent to medical and dental diagnosis and treatment of a minor child, excuse absence...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Family Resource Center Curriculum Blue Ribbon Study Committee|
H.B. 4401 (multiple provisions)
Sec. 107a. (1) The family resource center curriculum blue ribbon study committee is established to explore and make
recommendations on imple...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2003||P-12||Homework Assistance Information for Parents|
Amends the School Code. Relates to homework assistance information for parents. Provides that the State Board of Education shall provide inf...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Parental Involvement Program|
Provides for the establishment of a 2-year parental involvement demonstration program in local school systems, beginning with the 2003-04 sc...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Charitable Gambling|
Repeals provision allowing only one parent-teacher association or booster club for each school. http://www.legis.state.la.us/bills/byinst.as...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Employee Leave Benefits|
Requires public employers to provide at least two hours of paid (including travel time) leave during normal business hours to attend parent-...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Caregiver Consent|
Allows a caregiver of a minor who lives with the minor, but is not the minor's legal guardian, to execute an affidavit of caregiver consent ...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Family Support Programs|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Eliminates language requiring any district providing a family support program and that is requesting additional Phase III funding to meet th...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||List of Classes for Parents|
Requires school districts to provide parents of students in grades nine through twelve (9-12) with a list of classes that are required to be...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Academic Achievement Gap and Parental Involvement|
Appropriates funds for commission on closing the academic achievement gap and parental involvement. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bi...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Parental Authorization for Surveys or Questions|
Requires parental authorization for surveys or questionnaires administered to students requesting any personally identifiable information. h...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Parental Involvement Plan|
Requires public schools to create a parental involvement plan. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB1387.pdf...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2003||P-12||Teacher Parent Conferences|
Amends 13-26-4. A school may have teacher-parent conferences during the school year and not more than 16.5 hours may be counted as hours i...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Parent Notification|
Authorizes a school principal, or his or her designee, to notify each pupil's parent or legal guardian and each school employee in writing o...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2002||P-12|
|An act concerning educational support orders|
This bill permits judges and family support magistrates to order divorcing parents and fathers subject to paternity orders to support their ...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Truancy Charges Against Parents and Students|
Permits civil charges to be brought against a student at the same time that criminal charges are brought against the parent, if the student ...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Major Bill -- Family Literacy Component|
Defines family literacy and permits districts to create family literacy programs and to use at-risk funding to support them. Makes family l...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Family Literacy Education Grant Program|
Establishes a Family Literacy Education Grant Program within the Department of Education; permits local education providers to apply for gra...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Duties of Auditor General|
Withdraws Auditor General's mandate to evaluate the Healthy Families and family literacy program; moves responsibility for family group deci...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Prince George's County Governance and Administration|
Establishes appointed New Prince George's County Board of Education and requirements for membership. Provides for compensation of board memb...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Colocation of Family Resource Centers and School-Based Health Clinics|
Mandates that the Commissioner of Education and Public Health create plan for the colocation where possible of family resource centers and s...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: K-12 Student and Parent Rights|
Inserts "directory" section to inform students and parents of their rights pertaining to a number of areas, including nondiscrimination, stu...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: New Section on Student Conduct and Parental Involvement Goals|
Establishes legislative intent that 1) every K-12 public school student attend school throughout the school year and comply with the school'...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Contacting Parents During a Crisis|
H.B. 886, S.B. 230
Directs the Virginia Center for School Safety, the Coordinator of Emergency Management, and the Board of Education to include, within the Mo...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2002||P-12||Student Surveys|
Requires local school boards to develop and implement policies to prohibit the administration of questionnaires or surveys to public school ...
|UT||To governor 06/2001||P-12||Notification of Parents (Custodial and Noncustodial)|
H.B. 1001A, S.B. 1001A
The House Bill requires a public school to notify the custodial and attempt to notify the noncustodial parent of a student who is injured or...
|MI||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Parental Involvement Contracts|
Encourages school districts to adopt parental involvement contracts; requires department to develop model....
|NC||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Notices to Parents|
Session Law Number 244., Ensures that the parents or guardians of students who are suspended or expelled for more than 10 days from school r...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Parental Involvement|
Requires the state Board of Education and the board of trustees of each school district to adopt policies encouraging parental involvement i...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||Postsec.||Parents as Scholars Pilot Program|
Sec. 31.072. PARENTS AS SCHOLARS PILOT PROGRAM. Requires the commission to establish a Parents as Scholars pilot program under which recipi...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Parental involvement in the school|
Sets forth provisions that a school's strategic and continuous school improvement and achievement plan may include to encourage parental inv...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||The use of Internet Filters|
Requires public schools and public libraries to install internet filters or purchase internet connectivity from a provider that provides fil...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||Legislative Parental Involvement Act|
The purpose of the Legislative Parental Involvement Act is to promote school and community partnerships that will increase parental involvem...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Parental Notification for Students involved with the Police|
Mandates parental notification of students reported to, interviewed by or taken into custody by law enforcement personnel....
|UT||Vetoed 03/2001||P-12||Includes Noncustodial Parent in Communications|
Requires a public school to notify the custodial and attempt to notify the noncustodial parent of a student who is injured or becomes ill at...
|UT||Vetoed 03/2001||P-12||Notification of Noncustodial Parent|
Requires a peace officer, case worker or school to inform a custodial and noncustodial parent when a minor is taken into custody or suspende...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Parent Rights Concerning Special Education|
Relates to publication of procedure for changing special education placements. Directs the Board of Education to publicize and disseminate, ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2000||P-12||Parenting Skills and Dysfunctional Behavior|
Requires the superintendent to convene and conduct the summit pursuant to the approved plan, and would require the various state departments...
|SC||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Parent Involvement|
Relates to education; enacts the Parent Involvement in Their Children's Education Act; establishes a framework for encouragement of increase...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Changes in Special Education|
Public Act No. 91-784., Provides that the provision (Article of the School Code) requiring the assignment of a surrogate parent for educatio...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Surrogate Parents|
Expands responsibilities of surrogate parents appointed by Education Commissioner to represent children who may require special education in...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Modifies Definition of Parent|
Parent" means any of the following: biological parent; husband who has consented to the artificial insemination of his wife; male who is pre...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Parents as Teachers Pilot Program|
Creates a Parents as Teachers Pilot Program to create a partnership between parents and early childhood development professionals; provides ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Parent Involvement|
Provides that the juvenile and domestic relations court, upon finding that a parent has willfully and unreasonably failed to accompany a sus...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12|
|Notification to Parents|
Requires notification to parents of school courses leading to college credit; requires that each high school shall publish annually and deli...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Excusal for Parents to Attend Parent-Teacher Conferences|
Urges employers to excuse employees from work to attend parent-teacher conferences when given 24 hour notice....
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Parental Involvement Component|
Allows juvenile courts to fine parents for failing to attend parent-teacher conferences. Gives juvenile courts the authority to order parent...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Parent Rights|
The amendments to this act provide for increased "parents rights" in the realm of public education. The new law states that parents have th...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Parent Rights|
Conforms current law to the requirements of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) by directing schools to annually n...
|NM||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Standards, Remediation, Parent Involvement|
Relates to educational standards; provides for remediation and academic improvement programs; restricts promotions; provides for parental in...