|OK||Signed into law 09/2013||P-12||Restrictions on Attorneys Involved in Due Process Hearings|
Prohibits an attorney, representative, or other designee of the school district who has represented or represents a school district or the administration of a school district at a hearing held for the
purpose of affording due process rights and requirements f...
|ME||UNSIGNED LAW 06/2013||P-12||Energy Savings|
Encourages school administrative units to increase energy savings. Requires the Efficiency Maine Trust to develop a program to provide energy savings improvements to kindergarten to grade 12 schools, including charter schools and private schools. Under this pr...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Regional School Units & Capital Construction|
For a municipality that is part of a school administrative district that was reformulated as a regional school unit, if the commissioner finds that at least 2/3 of the votes validly cast in the municipality are in the affirmative, the commissioner is to notify...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Leave of Absence|
Delegates ongoing authority issued by the board of trustees to grant an employee's request for voluntary leave of absence to the district's superintendent or other designee. Delegates to the superintendent or other designee the ongoing authority to place any e...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Negotiation Agreement Terms|
Limits provisions relating to term agreements to one year and upon mutual ratification, any item other than compensation and benefits of any agreement may have a nonrolling two year duration with a designated start date and end date. A second year term for any...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Open Session Negotiations|
Adds to and amends existing law and establishes provisions relating to negotiations in open session and that certain documentation shall be subject to disclosure laws and to provide for notice.
|MS||Vetoed 03/2013||P-12||Creates Task Force to Study Structure of Local School Boards in Mississippi|
Creates a task force to conduct a study of the selection and governance structure of local school boards in Mississippi. The purpose of such study is to
review current statutory provisions for the selection of school board members and the forms of governance ...
|SD||To governor 03/2013||P-12||Exempts Certain Low Enrollment School Districts from Reorganizing Requirement|
Amends §13-6-97 to include exempting any school district that is a part of a consortium of school districts exercising joint powers or intergovernmental cooperation in education, provided that any such joint powers agreement or intergovernmental cooperation ag...
|AR||Adopted 09/2012||P-12||Rules Governing the Closure of Isolated Schools|
AR ADC 005.01.8-1.00 to AR ADC 005.01.8-5.00
Provides that any isolated school within a resulting or receiving district shall remain open unless the school board of directors of the resulting or receiving district adopts a motion to close the isolated school or parts thereof. Outlines the procedures a sc...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||District Public Project Bidding Procedures|
From bill summary: For contracts awarded on and after January 1, 2014, and until January 1, 2019, requires the governing board of the district, except for school districts with an average daily attendance of less than 2,500, for certain public projects, to use...
|AR||Adopted 07/2012||pre-K-12||Rules Governing Education Service Cooperatives|
AR ADC 005.01.24-1.00 to AR ADC 005.01.24-31.00
Authorizes the State Board of Education (BOE) to establish a statewide system of not more than fifteen multicounty education service cooperatives of school districts to be intermediate service units in the state's elementary and secondary education system and ...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Elementary Schools Section|
H.B. 1307 - Multiple Provisions
This section allows a district to satisfy the requirement that it operate an elementary school by operating such a school, converting a building to a charter elementary school, contracting with an education management service provider to operate an elementary ...
|AR||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||School District Requirements for Personnel Policies and Documents Posted to District Websites|
AR ADC 005.01.25-1.00 to AR ADC 005.01.25-9.00
Outlines requirements for publishing school district classified and licensed personnel policies, salary schedules, establishing minimum salaries, and other documents mandated to be posted to the district's website.
|IA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||School Administration Manager|
S.F. 2284 - Division VI
Permits the authorization of individuals that successfully complete a training program to meet Board of Educational Examiners standards to assist school principals in performing non-instructional duties.
|TN||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Municipal School Districts|
Removes prohibition on creation of municipal school districts.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Education Reporting Efficiency|
Directs the state board to determine how reporting requirements may be modified or eliminated to reduce the time district and charter school personnel spend in completing reports. Directs the state board to seek to eliminate redundancy in reporting information...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2011||P-12||Fiscal Efficiency and Shared Services|
Encourages each regional superintendent of schools to offer districts the opportunity to share in joint educational or operational programs, and to urge school districts to participate in such programs when the
school district determines that such participatio...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Allocation of Federal Funds to Districts|
Clarifies that for purposes of state board allocation of federal funds to districts, "districts" are defined to include school districts, county offices of education, and other educational agencies or entities deemed eligible pursuant to state and federal law....
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Public Information Requests|
S.B. 8 - Public Information Requests
From bill summary: Authorizes a district to require a person who requests public information provided by the district to pay the estimated charges for the request before the request is fulfilled. Page 17 of 19: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/821/billtext...
|IN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Operational Efficiency|
S.B. 1 - Operational Efficiency Reviews
Requires the state department to develop a program to provide training and evaluations for school corporations in operational efficiency. Authorizes the department to contract with an outside entity to provide quality training. Requires any school corporation ...
|ME||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Creates Innovative Public School Zones and Innovative Public School Districts|
Provides for the creation, submission, review and approval of innovation plans to establish innovative public school zones and innovative public school districts. Requires an innovative public school zone and an innovative public school district to demonstrate...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Powers of Political Subdivisions|
H.B. 153 - Powers of Political Subdivisions
Section 9.482: Authorizes a political subdivision (including a school district), when authorized by their respective legislative authorities, to enter into an agreement with another political subdivision to allow the contracting political subdivision to exerci...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Local Government Innovation Program|
H.B. 153 - Local Government Innovation Program
Creates new sections 189.01 through 189.09. Creates the local government innovation program to provide loans and grants for local government innovation projects. Creates the local government innovation council to establish criteria for and make loans and award...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Minimum Operating Standards for School Districts|
H.B. 153 - Minimum Operating Standards for School Districts
Makes permissive rather than mandatory certain minimum operating standards for school districts established by 2009 H.B. 1, and found in Sec. 3301.07(D)(3). Replaces references to "organizational units" with references to "buildings" in this passage of 3301.07...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Educational Service Centers|
H.B. 153 - Educational Service Centers
Authorizes an educational service center's governing board to task an executive committee of the governing board with performing specified actions. Provides that the appointed members of an educational service center governing board may be representative of th...
|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 school principal to consider that the initial school placement of the siblings be in the same classroom or in separate c...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Office of Regional Educational Services|
Allows certain school districts of an education service district to withdraw from the education service district. Requires the education service district to distribute to school districts that withdrawn the school district's prorated amount of specified funds ...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Permits Local Boards of Education to Jointly Establish Regional Schools|
Authorizes local boards of education to jointly establish a regional school to serve enrolled students in two or more local school districts that will expand student opportunities for educational success through high quality instructional programming. Provides...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||District Employees and Charitable Contributions|
Prohibits district boards or employees from requiring or coercing any employee to make a contribution to a charitable organization or in response to a fund-raiser, or attend a meeting to solicit charitable contributions. Also prohibits district boards or emplo...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Prohibition of District Operation of a Hotel|
Prohibits the board of trustees of an independent school district from using district funds, property, employees or other resources, or acquiring property for the design, construction, renovation, or operation of a hotel. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Process for Energy Service Companies Contracting with Maine Schools|
Removes provisions of law that allow school administrative units to use a process other than a competitive bid process in selecting energy service providers for the design, installation, operation, maintenance and financing of energy conservation or combined e...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Task Force on Creating Administrative Efficiencies|
Creates the Task Force on Creating Administrative Efficiencies until November 30, 2011. The seven-member task force must examine ways to reduce administrative costs and the impact on cost reductions on school district operations and student learning.
|ME||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||School Closures/Annual Student Counts/Private Schools Annual Audit|
Exempts certain reformulated school administrative districts that did not operate a K-12 program from the requirement to maintain such a program. Clarifies that the vote regarding the closure of an elementary or secondary school in a regional school unit is re...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Ethics|
Prohibits school districts from paying for membership in an association that attempts to influence the outcome of an election.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Training on Audit Procedures|
Requires school district board members to obtain professional development concerning audit procedures. Defines scope and content of training and when a school board member must undergo training.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Districts with Fewer than 350 Students|
Requires the Department of Education to annually publish a List of all school districts with fewer than three hundred 350 students according to the school district average daily membership in the school year immediately preceding the current school year. Prohi...
|OH||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Financial Reporting and Certain Standards for Operation of K-12 Programs|
H.B. 30 - Financial Reporting and Certain Standards for Operation of K-12 Programs
Permits the state superintendent to issue waivers from certain financial reporting standards for districts and educational service centers, and certain state board standards for the operation of K-12 programs defined in divisions (B)(2) and (D) of Section 3301...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Regional Service Centers|
From bill summary: Allows and encourages local school boards to enter into an interlocal agreement to create a regional service center to provide education related services. Requires a regional service center to be formed by an interlocal agreement to receive ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Schools, Districts Prohibited from Hiring Lobbyist|
Amends the definition of "agency" to include a school, a school district or a charter school. Prohibits a school, a school district or a charter school from expending state-appropriated money to pay a contract lobbyist. http://le.utah.gov/~2011/bills/sbillenr/...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||School closure|
Specifies provisions for school discontinuation. Amends existing law relating to discontinuing a school to specify procedures and to provide for an exception if the school constitutes an imminent public safety hazard or if the school district board of trustees...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Records|
Amends existing law relating to education to provide that accurate records or minutes of certain proceedings shall be kept, and shall be available for public inspection at the office of the affected school district.
|NM||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||School Enrollment for Children of Military Personnel|
Allows priority school enrollment within the attendance area to students whose parents are active duty military personnel in New Mexico.
|PA||Signed into law 11/2010||P-12||Tuitioning for Students from Districts Under Fiscal Distress|
S.B. 441 - Amending Section 1607
Not a traditional voucher, but does provide tuition for students to attend school in another district under a tuition arrangement. From the fiscal note: Authorizes tuition for students in small district that are currently under fiscal district to designated di...
|NY||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||School District Finance Security Task Force|
Creates the school district finance security task force to develop guidelines for school districts to protect sensitive banking and other information related to school district funds, from theft and other adverse consequences related to financial transactions,...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Paperwork Reduction|
A.B. 11566 - Section 1
Authorizes the commissioner of education to receive all information required to be reported by statute or regulation through electronic means. Provides that it is the duty of the commissioner of education to review all reports and plans that districts and BOCE...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)|
A.B. 11566 - Section 6 and 7
Requires that boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) include special education and career education program plans in their long range program plans. Eliminates language requiring BOCES to create separate plans for special education and career educa...
|DC||Adopted 07/2010||P-12||School Environments and School Gardens|
LB 18-564 - School Environments and School Gardens
Establishes an environmental programs office in the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization that would establish comprehensive recycling, energy reduction, integrated pest management and lead testing programs. Requires DC public schools to use envi...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||School Recycling|
Encourages school districts to engage in recycling programs and to promote awareness of available state resources that schools may utilize to establish and maintain recycling programs. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_0101-0150/acr_128_bill_2010...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||School District Intergovernmental Cooperation Renewable Energy Act|
Authorizes any two or more school districts to form an agency, by establishment of an intergovernmental agreement, to acquire and construct facilities designed to convert wind or solar power to energy. Identifies elements that must be addressed in the intergov...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Appointement of Deputy Treasurer|
Authorizes school district treasurers to appoint a deputy treasurer subject to approval by the school board.
|WI||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Objections to Race-Based Nicknames, Logos, etc.|
Under the Act (Act No. 250), a school district resident may object to the use of a race-based nickname, logo, mascot, or team name by a school board of that school district by filing a complaint with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The state su...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Reducing Paperwork and Reporting Requirements|
Relates to a study by the State Board of Education concerning ways to eliminate or reduce reports, data, and other information required of school districts and district personnel; provides for the participation of other educational organizations in the study; ...
|NH||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||School Administrative Units|
This bill makes various changes to the section on organization of, reorganization of, and withdrawal from a school administrative unit.
|IA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12|
Requires public schools, community colleges, institutions under the control of the State Board of Regents, and state agencies to comply with an environmentally preferable cleaning and maintenance policy.
|NY||Vetoed 03/2010||P-12||"Other Specified Personnel" when BOCES Takes Over Program|
Relates to teachers' rights; adds other specified personnel to teachers and teaching assistants when a board of cooperative educational services takes over a program previously offered by a district or districts or by a county vocational education and extensio...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||School Reform|
Provides school district resident qualification for certain exchange students; provides for adjustments to distributions to school districts for such exchange students; adds prekindergarten providers to the entities that may receive assistance under a health l...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Determination of District Boundaries for School Board Elections|
Establishes a deadline of January 1, 2011 for cities and school boards to submit to the county clerk a list of properties and boundaries and changes to boundaries, to allow the county clerk to maintain a roster of voters who are eligible to vote in school boar...
|NE||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||School Systems|
Excerpts from the Fiscal Note: LB 711 changes provisions for the withdrawal of districts from a unified school system or the dissolution of a unified school system. A unified school system has two or more Class II or III school districts participating in the s...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Reporting Requirements|
Relates to local school divisions; reduces certain reporting requirements of local schools.
|DE||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||School District Elections|
Amends the notice requirements for school districts conducting elections; provides a deadline for a district to return voter affidavits if given to it and makes voting twice in a school election a crime; clarifies the content of the notice to be posted by scho...
|IL||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Professional Development for Department of Human Services Staff; 1st Grade Start Age for Certain Students|
Requires the department of human services to operate a comprehensive professional development system called the Gateways to Opportunity program. Directs the department of human services to award Gateways to Opportunity credentials to early care and education, ...
|MA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Education Collaboratives|
S.B. 2247; (NEW BILL)
Authorizes two or more school committees of cities, towns and regional school districts and boards of trustees of charter schools to enter into written agreements to conduct education programs and services to complement and strengthen the school programs of me...
|IL||Signed into law 11/2009||P-12||Streamlining Illinois' Educational Delivery Systems Task Force|
Establishes a Streamlining Illinois' Educational Delivery Systems Task Force. Directs the task force to explore and examine the duties of the state board of education and all regional support systems for school districts (including regional offices of educatio...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||School District Organization|
Revises and clarifies the definition of an action to reorganize a school district. Authorizes a county committee to approve a petition to form school districts if specified conditions are met, including the granting of approval authority by each county superin...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Joint Agreements to Provide Special Education Services|
S.B. 611 - Joint Agreements to Provide Special Education Services
Amends the Local Government Property Transfer Act to include in the definition of "transferee municipality" two or more districts operating a cooperative or joint educational program for purposes of providing special education services. Replaces references to ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12|
|Wind and Solar Power Generation|
Creates the School Wind and Solar Generation Program to fund wind and solar generation projects for school and community college districts. Provides for the award of full or partial low-interest loans for engineering studies, feasibility studies, research stud...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Regional Office of Education Advisory Boards|
Makes changes with respect to the establishment and purpose of a regional office of education advisory board by providing that, beginning October 1, 2009, a board shall be established within each region serving Class I counties or within each group of regions ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Asbestos Abatement|
Amends the Asbestos Abatement Act. Deletes a provision requiring the department of public health to require local educational agencies to submit to the department certain asbestos related response action contracts for which the agency seeks indemnification and...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Application of Lawn Care Products|
Requires school districts to adopt a procedure to comply with the Lawn Care Products Application and Notice Act and the Structural Pest Control Act. Requires licensed day care centers to ensure that products will not be applied to day care center grounds when ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Transportation of Special Needs Students|
Adds contracts providing for the transportation of pupils with special needs or disabilities to the list of exceptions to the requirement that certain contracts be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. Provides that these contracts must be advertised in th...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||City-Wide Council on High Schools|
A.B. 8903 - City-Wide Council on High Schools
Creates the City-Wide Council on High Schools for New York City. Provides the council has the power to:
(1) Advise and comment on any educational or instructional policy involving high schools
(2) Issue an annual report on the effectiveness of the city distri...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||City-Wide Council on Special Education|
A.B. 8903 - City-Wide Council on Special Education
Makes technical changes to eligibility requirements of parent and high school senior members of the city-wide council on special education in New York City. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08903&sh=t...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||City-Wide Council on English Language Learners|
A.B. 8903 - City-Wide Council on English Language Learners
Creates a [New York City] City-Wide Council on English Language Learners. Provides the council has the power to:
(1) Advise and comment on any educational or instructional policy involving bilinguor or English as a second language (ESL) programs.
(2) Issue an...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||School Breakfast Program|
Makes changes concerning the the breakfast incentive program. Adds subsection making grants available to school boards and welfare centers to offer the school breakfast program in non-traditional settings or using non-traditional methods. Specifies that priori...
|CA||Vetoed 08/2009||P-12||Definition of "School District" for Receipt of Federal Funds|
Existing law requires the state board of education to direct the allocation and apportionment of federal funds to school districts. Proposed provision includes county offices of education and other agencies within the definition of school district for purposes...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School Business Official Endorsement|
Allows for a chief school business official endorsement to an administrative certificate if, among other conditions, the certificate holder has 2 years of university-approved practical experience. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/SB/PDF/09600SB0187lv.pdf...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Educator Standards Board|
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.60, 3319.61
Amends the membership of the educator standards board (ESB). Specifies that board membership must reflect the diversity of the state in terms of gender, race, ethnic background and geographic distribution. Among other changes, adds to the board an individual e...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Education Standards Board Subcommittees|
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.611, 3319.612, and 3319.63
3319.611: Establishes the subcommittee on standards for superintendents of the education standards board (ESB). Establishes subcommittee membership. Provides that the subcommittee must assist the ESB in developing the standards for superintendents and with any...
|HI||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 07/2009||P-12||Environmentally-Sensitive Cleaning and Maintenance Products|
Requires public school facilities to give first preference to the purchase of environmentally-sensitive cleaning and maintenance products. Directs the department of health to maintain a list of products that have been approved by the Green Seal program.
|WI||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Funding Adjustments for School Safety Plans, School Nurses, Transportation, and Energy Efficiency|
Adds 121.91 (4) (L). Defines "local law enforcement agency". Provides additional funding if a local board and local law enforcement agency (1) jointly develop a school safety plan that specifies the purposes
of the additional revenue, (2) the school safety pla...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Lines of Credit|
Allows a school district, entity such as a special education cooperative or other joint agreement, or regional superintendent to establish a line of credit with a bank or other financial institution. Provides that the line of credit must not exceed a specified...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||School district elections|
Makes school district election law amendments; relates to write-in candidates for a community college board office, a permanent early voter list, nomination petitions to fill a vacant position, signatures, post office box addresses, live video requirements and...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Auditing Procedures|
Amends auditing procedures for and authority of county education departments in counties with a population of 3 million or more. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB02549F.pdf...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||District Reporting Requirements|
Directs the state education agency to develop and maintain a comprehensive schedule that addresses all district reporting requirements (including those imposed by entities other than the state education agency), and that specifies the date by which a school di...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Regional Education Service Center Plans|
H.B. 3 - Section 4
Modifies content of improvement plans regional education service centers must annually develop to describe services to be provided schools in need. Former legislation required services to be geared to campuses identified as academically unacceptable. New legis...
|HI||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Consolidation of Public Schools|
Amends rules on consolidation of two or more public schools. Repeals provision requiring establishment of a task force to study whether a school should be consolidated; transfers responsibility for consolidation studies to the department. Amends procedures and...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Employee Grievances|
Requires districts to allow an employee reporting a grievance to make an audio recording of any meeting in which the grievance is investigated or discussed. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB02512F.pdf...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Regional Education Cooperatives|
Provides for the formation of regional education cooperatives. School administrative units in existence as of July 1, 2009 may join a regional education cooperative of their choice, and each participating school administrative unit has a single representative ...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Licensure|
Authorizing the Superintendent of Public Instruction to issue an additional license to teach elementary education, middle school or junior high school education or secondary education to certain licensed teachers; revises provisions governing the reciprocal li...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||K-12 Technical Bill for 2009|
Statement of intent: Legislative Bill 549 is the K-12 education technical bill for 2009. Substantive changes would include reducing the time a district would be allowed to contract for the instruction of all students from 3 years to 2 years, adding a requireme...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Personal and Sick Leave|
Bars district policies from the order in which an employee may use certain types of personal and sick leave. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/SB00522F.pdf...
|ID||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Employee Benefits|
Appropriates funds to the Educational Support Program, Division of Administrators; provides legislative intent that public school employee benefits be paid for all eligible employees that a school district actually employs with its salary- based apportionment ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Consolidation|
Establishes a formula for awarding educational building grants to school districts that have struggled to maintain quality educational facilities. Allows building grants to be awarded to schools where local per pupil property values are less than the state a...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||District Business and Fiscal Officers|
Repeals the district business and fiscal officer positions within the department of education. In lieu of these positions, the legislature has provided for one business manager position in each of the complex areas to support the schools and officers within ea...
|NV||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||School Employees|
Amends existing law which requires the board of trustees of each school district to notify the postprobationary and probationary employees who are employed by the board of trustees to notify those employees, on or before a specified date of each year, of the r...
|NH||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||High School Members of School Board|
Permits a school board to vote to add one or more high school students as members of the board and, when there is more than one high school in the school district, allows the school board to determine a procedure for rotating student representation on the boar...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Required Publically Available Information|
Includes in the information which a school district must make available on its website, or the website of the school district's education service cooperative, minutes of regular and special meetings of the school board, the school district budget, a breakdown ...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Sharing Superintendents and Principals|
Clarifies the ability of school districts to share superintendents and principals....
|NM||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Regional Education Cooperatives|
Allows regional education cooperatives to provide education-related services to nonmembers; allows cooperatives to apply for and receive government and private funding for educational programs; changes accountability procedures.
|ID||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||School Districts|
Amends existing law relating to school districts to remove a mandatory duty of the State Board of Education and to provide certain discretionary authority to the state board regarding lapsed school districts. Chapter 88
|MS||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||School District Accreditation Levels|
Relates to school district accreditation levels; revises accreditation terminology.
|MS||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||School Board Elections|
Relates to school boards; requires elected members to be elected by majority vote and hold runoffs three weeks later.
|SD||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||school districts|
Requires school districts to keep contiguous boundaries when reorganizing; permits exceptions.
|MI||Signed into law 01/2009||P-12||School and District Contracting|
Provides for Michigan-based business preference in bid process for school contracting except for food purchasing; provides that the policy may provide for a preference based on the status of the primary contractor or subcontractors or both; relates purchasing ...
|NY||Adopted 12/2008||P-12||Public Librarian Professional Development|
Title 8 NYCRR 90.7
Amends rules to require holders of public librarian professional certificates issued after a certain date to complete professional development. ...
|NJ||Signed into law 12/2008||P-12||Pension Fund Investment|
Permits board of trustees of school district pension fund in counties of the first class to invest 10 percent of funds in capital stocks or other securities issued by companies of foreign countries.
|GA||Adopted 10/2008||P-12||Public School Construction|
Amends rule to address processing of plans and specifications for public school construction for the board. Specifies that rule must apply to all public school construction projects regardless of project funding source unless certain exemptions apply.
|NY||Signed into law 10/2008||P-12||Lawyers and Compensation, Health Insurance and Other Benefits|
Creates new part III (sections 2050 through 2054) of article 41 of the education code. Provides that a lawyer may not simultaneously be an independent contractor and an employee of a district or board of cooperative educational services (BOCES). Provides that ...
|IL||Signed into law 10/2008||P-12||Lowest Responsible Bidder|
Revises laws requiring contracts involving an expenditure in excess of a specified amount or lower to be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. Relates to repair, maintenance, remodeling, renovation, or construction of a single project. Removes an exception...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||School/district employee files|
Prohibits a statement or document that is false or unsubstantiated from being placed in the personnel records of a classified employee of a local educational agency. Allows such employee to challenge, and have removed such a statement or document. Requires tha...
|CO||Rule Adoption 09/2008||P-12||Regional Service Areas|
1 CCR 301-76
Relates to the development, expansion, implementation, and management of regional service areas. On or before December 1, 2008, the State Board, in consultation with the Department, school districts, and boards of cooperative services, shall divide the state i...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12||Conversion and Formation of School Districts|
Makes modifications to district consolidations and the establishment of collaborative high schools. Makes adjustments to how revenues are established. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/95/SB/PDF/09500SB2487lv.pdf...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2008||P-12|
|Wind Generation Turbine Farms|
Provides that a county, municipality, school district, community college district or other unit of local government may either individually or jointly own and operate a wind generation turbine farm that reduces energy or other operating costs. Provides that su...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Recycled Paper, Paper Products and Solid Waste Management|
Requires each school district to periodically review its procurement procedures on the purchase of products and supplies. Requires the school district to seek out products and supplies containing recycled materials and to ensure that purchased products and sup...
|HI||Vetoed 07/2008||P-12||Facilities Alignment Commission|
Creates the facilities alignment commission to establish criteria for the selection of public schools to be consolidated or closed, and to recommend to the board of education a list of schools for consolidation or closure. By June 30, 2009, requires the depart...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Classroom Placement of Multiples|
Permits a parent of more than one child born at the same birth event to request that such children initially be placed in the same classroom or in separate classrooms. Specifies that such request must be granted. Requires a review of the placement decision aft...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||School Bus Warranty Repair Work|
Authorizes school bus warranty repair work to be performed by repair facilities, authorized by the manufacturer or distributor, that are not school bus dealers. Clarifies that manufacturers may authorize that warranty and other repair or maintenance services b...
|NJ||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12|
Allows local boards of education and county colleges to enter into contracts for a specified number of years for energy conservation or provision of renewable energy production at buildings owned by such entities.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Teacher Paperwork|
Provides that no school employee can be required by any local public school board, the state board of elementary and secondary education, or the state department of education to complete paperwork if the information provided for in such paperwork is reasonably...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Annual Personnel Reports|
Requires each local education agencies' director of schools to submit an annual personnel report to the department.
|OK||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Use of District Building Space for Foundations|
Allows school districts to provide space in a school district building or on school district property to school foundations for office or business purposes in exchange for the financial benefits provided to the district by the foundation.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Treasurer of School Funds|
Removes exception for Orleans Parish relative to requirements that a local public school superintendent serve as the treasurer of certain school funds and perform specified duties. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=495037...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||School Finance|
Provides that a student enrolled in a district and attending both a non-virtual school and a virtual school must be counted as that proportion of one pupil (to the nearest one-tenth) that the student's attendance at the non-virtual school bears to full-time at...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Competitive Bidding on Contracts|
Relates to competitive bidding on contracts of certain state and local agencies. Increases the minimum amount of contracts subject to competitive bid. Includes city and county boards of education in the list of awarding authorities that may establish local pre...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Regional Service Cooperatives|
Concerns the creation of a system of Regional Service Cooperatives throughout the state to support economic efficiencies in the delivery of effective public education services. Expands existing regional services areas from 8 to 12, including representation by ...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12|
Increases and authorizes annual experience salary increments for teachers fore up to 35 years of experience for all certificate levels, to be phased-in over a two-year period. Commits state funding for mentor teachers that provide services to beginning teacher...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||School District Reorganization Policies|
Relates to school administrative unit reorganization; relates to school budgets, the election and terms of unit board members, the apportionment process, local school committees, regional planning committees, tuition where there is no elementary or secondary s...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||School District Reorganization|
Corrects the laws governing the reorganization of school administrative units; corrects the laws pertaining to the authority of school administrative units to raise and appropriate funds for adult education programs; replaces provisions that were repealed purs...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||school district elections|
Concerns voting by residents of unorganized territories in school district elections; provides procedures for cases in which the adjacent school district is a common school district that is within the boundaries of a union high school district, and for cases i...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||School District Consolidation - Collective Bargaining|
Removes language from the regional school unit authorization laws requiring the merger of bargaining units on a regional school unit-wide basis and enacts new provisions preserving existing bargaining units, existing collective bargaining agents and existing c...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||District Organization and Regional Committees|
Requires that, instead of being elected, members of regional committees (responsible for approving and disapproving proposals to change school district organization) are to be appointed by the educaitonal service districts (ESD). In cases where school district...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Use of School Buildings as Civic Centers|
Requires all public school buildings and grounds to be made available as civic centers to district residents for supervised recreational activities and meetings. Requires local boards to adopt policies for the use of these civic centers. Requires a local board...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||District Dissolution|
Adds first-class school districts to the provisions of existing law that allow the dissolution of a directors' school district, which requires a signed petition of 20% of eligible voters to pose the question of dissolution to the voters. If approved, first-cla...
|NM||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12|
|Community College and School District Elections|
Relates to elections; allows community college elections to be held in conjunction with school district elections.
|MI||Signed into law 01/2008||P-12||School District Consolidation|
S.B. 703 (sec. 605)
Specifies requirements and procedures for district consolidation with respect to types of schools, finances, special education students, approval, etc.
|NJ||To governor 12/2007||P-12||County Vocational and Special Services Districts|
Permits the consolidation of a county vocational school district and a county special services school district into a single school district.
|LA||Adopted 11/2007||P-12||Business Manager and Constitution Day|
LAC 28:CXV.503, 2305
Amends sections of Bulletin 741 - Handbook for School Administrators.
503: Adds business manager to the list of certified personnel a district is required to hire. This addition was required by a new state statute.
2305: Requires schools to have an educatio...
|MI||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||School District Shared Services|
Relates to a study by a school district concerning opportunities for sharing services with other providers of similar services, such as an intermediate school district, other school districts, units of local government and other programs to achieve cost saving...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||School Library System Mergers|
Relates to state aid for school library systems; provides additional aid to school library systems affected by boards of cooperative education services (BOCES) mergers. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S04476&sh=t...
|UT||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||New School District: Interlocal Agreements|
This bill modifies a provision relating to requirements imposed on interlocal agreement participants that enter into an interlocal agreement to create a new school district.
|UT||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Modifies Provisions for School District Creation|
Modifies 53A-2-118.1. This bill: lowers the population threshold for cities that are allowed to create a school district matching city boundaries; and modifies a provision relating to the allocation of school buildings and associated property.
|UT||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Creation of New School District|
Amends Section 53A-2-118. Relates to the creation of a new school district; adds an exception to the requirement that a proposed new school district include the entire boundaries of each city or town that participates in an interlocal agreement for the creatio...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Community Organization Use of School Facilities During Non-School Hours|
Encourages school boards to allow community organizations to use school facilities during non-school hours. Provides that if a school board allows a community organization to use school facilities during non-school hours, the board must adopt a formal policy g...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Transfer of Educational Support Employees|
Regulates how the positions at school facilities being deactivated that are held by educational support personnel employees at the time of the deactivation are to be transferred to the control of the board or boards that will be receiving the district's studen...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12|
Amends the Whistleblower Act. Provides that an "employer" as defined in the act includes:
(1) A political subdivision of the state
(2) A unit of local government
(3) A school district, combination of school districts, or governing body of a joint agreement of ...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Reassingment Appeals|
Permits local boards of education to provide for an administrative initial screening of pupil reassignment appeals.
|NH||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Twins or Multiples Class Assignment|
Allows a parent or guardian of twins or other multiples to request a classroom placement for the children. Provides that a parent or guardian of twins or other multiples in elementary school may request that the twins or multiples be placed in the same classro...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Services to Homeschooled Children and Funding for Small Districts|
Authorizes certain school districts to contract with qualified private alternative education programs to provide services to homeschooled children; directs the Board of Education to adopt formula for calculation of amount of funding to be received by programs ...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||School Facility Planning|
Defines large school district for purposes of provisions relating to school facility planning; modifies provisions regarding school facility planning with a city or county; extends the length of a school facility plan; revises the required elements of a school...
|RI||Passed 07/2007||P-12||Consolidation Study|
(Joint Resolution)Would create an eleven (11) member special legislative commission whose purpose it would be to make a comprehensive study of the consolidation of Rhode Island's school districts, and who would report back to the General Assembly no later than...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Cooperative School Districts|
Establishes a special procedure for withdrawal from certain cooperative school districts. Establishes a commission to study the procedure for withdrawal from a cooperative school district.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Recovery School District Procurement of Services and Property|
Grants the Recovery School District the same authority to procure services and property afforded to a city, parish, or other local public school system. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=449273...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School District Consolidation|
Allows a school administrative unit that is a municipality or school administrative district to combine with another school administrative district to create a larger school administrative district; permits public schools in the Lower Kennebec River area to ac...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||redistricting|
Relates to the new school facilities fund; provides that a unified school district may be eligible under certain circumstances; provides that the commission shall review all school districts that transport all their pupils to another school district for instru...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||School District Consolidation|
H.B. 685; LD 216
Allows a school administrative unit that is a municipality or school administrative district to combine with another school administrative district to create a larger school administrative district.
|OK||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Definition of "Public School District"|
Adds provision to Campus Security Act: "Public school district" means all free schools supported by public taxation and shall include K-12 schools and technology center schools.
|NE||Vetoed 05/2007||P-12||Creation of Class I School Districts|
Provides for the creation of new Class I school districts. Class I districts may be created pursuant to a plan submitted by an individual or group of individuals. The plan is required to meet specified criteria and must be filed with the school board of the af...
|NE||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Division of a Learning Community into Separate Education Centers|
Pertains to Class V school districts. (Omaha Public Schools is only class V district as of bill passage.) Provides for the division of a learning community into separate education centers and establishes procedures. Replaces the requirement for Class V school ...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Budget|
From Center for Evaluation & Education Policy: Appropriates money for state agencies and makes other distributions. Specifies a school funding formula. Requires a study of the efficiency and effectiveness of charter schools. Changes references from vocational ...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Transfer of District Territory|
Revises school district creation laws. Amends section of law pertaining to the transfer of land to or from one district to another.
|ME||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||School District Reorganization|
(Resolve) Provides for legislative review of portions of Chapter 28: Closing a School in the Unorganized Territory, a major substantive rule of the Department of Education....
|ID||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||District Consolidation|
Revises school district consolidation plan requirements; provides for payment of costs for feasibility studies and plans per school district that proposes to consolidate; provides that the board of school districts newly formed through consolidation may make s...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||New School District Creation Amendments|
Adds a vote to elect school district board members resulting from the creation of a new school district to the list of special elections that a local political subdivision may call; adds a definition relating to the creation of a new school district; provides ...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Rural School Boards|
Relates to membership on rural school boards; for districts that have undergone reorganization, the reorganization plan may provide for school board membership
requirements that are different from those specified for other rural boards.
|ND||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||District Name Changes|
Amends the process for the naming of a school district. The proposed name change (to go before the voters) must include the phrase "school district" or "public school
district" and may include no more than two additional words.
|ND||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Fiscal Incentives for District Reorganization|
Relates to the payment of school district reorganization bonuses; provides a formula for determining the amount of the bonus: (1) Fifty thousand dollars per one hundred-square-mile [259-square-kilometer] block, or a major portion therof, included within the re...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Funding Formula and Consolidation Incentives|
Revises the state aid to education formula and sets funding amounts to reimburse districts that choose to consolidate.
|NJ||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Gang Violence Instruction|
A.B. 1650; S.B. 1749
Requires boards of education to offer elementary school students instruction in gang violence prevention.
|NE||Legislation Repealed by Voters 11/2006||P-12||District Consolidation|
Gives voters the option of retaining or repealing legislation pertaining to certain dissolved school districts.
|LA||Approved by voters 09/2006||P-12||Central Community School System|
Proposes a Constitutional amendment to grant to the Central Community School System in East Baton Rouge Parish the same authority granted parishes, including funds for the minimum foundation fund, school books, instructional materials and the raising of local ...
|WY||Rule Adoption 08/2006||P-12||Criteria for School Building & Facilities Improvement Priority|
Establishes a process to identify and prioritize the relative importance of each school building and facility improvement need on a statewide basis. http://soswy.state.wy.us/RULES/6327.pdf...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||School District Conversion and Formation|
Amends the School Code. Creates a new Article concerning the conversion and formation of school districts. Contains provisions concerning school district conversions, combined school district formation, unit school district formation, partial elementary unit s...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Business Managers/Chief Financial Officers|
Requires school systems to employ or share by agreement school board business managers or chief financial officers who meet qualifications established by the state board. Gives any business manager or chief financial officer who does not meet the requirements ...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Additional State Aid for Cooperative High Schools|
Allows cooperative high schools to receive some of the same supplementary state aid that new districts receive; relates to multiple agreements. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/94/HB/PDF/09400HB4365lv.pdf...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Civil Immunity|
Provides for government immunity of the state and other political subdivisions during and in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Adds that no student, employee, volunteer, parent, or person attending or visiting a school within an area affected by H...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||School Facilities Sales|
Authorizes the Recovery School District to sell, exchange, or lease school property or buildings over which it has the rights of ownership to the governing authority of a state board-approved school which has need for property as the result of a hurricane. htt...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Central Community School System|
Relates to deconsolidation. Creates Central Community School System and separate governing board as separate from East Baton Rouge Parish School System. http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=398044...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||School District Authority|
H.B. 867 - Section 25
Authorizes local boards to make available school facilities and equipment for specified public purposes if such purposes appear, in the judgment of the board, to be in the best interests of the district and are an efficient, economical, and appropriate use of ...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||District Expenditure Reporting|
S.B. 549 - Section 2
Requires districts to report expenditures in the manner required by the state board in order to achieve uniform reporting of expenditures in school district budgets. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2006/549.pdf...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||District Needs Assessment|
S.B. 549 - Section 26
Directs every district to conduct an assessment of each attendance center's educational needs. Directs the board to use information obtained from such needs assessment when preparing the district budget. Also directs the board to prepare a summary of the budge...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Board Member District Boundaries|
Relates to school districts; relates to changing board member district boundaries; relates to assessed valuation of school districts.
|KS||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Consolidation Incentives|
Concerns school districts; relates to consolidation, state aid and the assessed valuation of districts and the levying of school taxes; provides for revenue transfers. Increases from two to three years the amount of time that school districts that consolidate ...
|CO||Vetoed 05/2006||P-12||School Performance Ratings|
Concerns school accountability; establishes that, if a school covers more than one school level, it shall be assigned one academic performance rating and one academic growth of students rating and receive one school accountability report.
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Paperwork Reduction and Data Collection and Reporting Requirements|
H.B. 7087 (Section 11)
Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year: (a) Each district school board must designate a classroom teacher to serve as the teacher representative to speak on behalf of the district's teachers regarding paperwork and data collection reduction. (b) Each distric...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||School District Boundary Changes|
Concerns school district boundary changes; relates to financial impact; provides that during the period that a county school superintendent is considering new school district boundaries, the superintendent shall conduct at least two public meetings at which pu...
|VT||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Supervisory Districts|
Permits a school district with schools in grades K–8 and that was designated as a supervisory district prior to January 1, 2006 to remain a supervisory district. http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/legdoc.cfm?URL=/docs/2006/acts/ACT115.HTM...
|AR||Rule Adoption 04/2006||P-12||Consolidation or Annexation of Public School Districts|
Sets rules governing consolidation or annexation of public school districts and boards of directors of local school districts.
|WV||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Regional Education Service Agencies|
Rewrites §18-2-15a. Directs the state superintendent to conduct a comprehensive study of the programs, governance and administration of regional education service agencies. Requires the study to include
(1) The general structure and specific processes for g...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12|
|Open Meetings Laws|
H.B. 698; S.B. 623
Requires a public body that adjourns an open session to carry out an executive function in a meeting that is not open to the public to include specified information in the minutes of its next open session.
|VA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Shared Vehicles|
Provides that any local government or combination of governments within planning district 16 may enter into cooperative agreements with a local school division for the use of school vehicles for public transportation purposes during non-school hours. Such agr...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||District Cost Sharing Agreements|
H.B. 1344 (also HP 1344 and LD 1903)
Relates to locally approved school administrative district cost-sharing agreements which were preempted by Public Law 2003, chapter 712, which first became effective for the 2005-06 school fiscal years and caused significant changes in the local financial obli...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Levies for Cooperative Service Agency Facilities|
Amends existing law relating to cooperative service agencies to provide that a cooperative service agency may request its member school districts to authorize a levy not to exceed .1% for the purpose of constructing and maintaining cooperative service agency f...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Advancing Kindergarten-Age Students to First Grade|
Clarifies that a school district may advance a child through the primary program if he or she is at least five but less than six years old; allows the child to be classified as other than a kindergarten student for purposes of funding if the student is determi...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Digital Storage of Employee Records|
Permits personnel files of all school board employees to be produced and maintained in digital or paper format.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Creation of a New School District|
Modifies the procedures relating to the creation of a new school district; allows the governing body of certain cities to establish a school district with boundaries contiguous with city boundaries; imposes requirements for the filing and processing of a petit...
|OK||Died 02/2006||P-12||Constitutional Amendment -- to Ballot|
Directs the Secretary of State to refer to the people for their approval or rejection a proposed amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution; requires a majority vote of all affected school district electors prior to annexation or consolidation; prohibits subsequen...
|IL||Adopted 02/2006||P-12||CODE OF REGULATIONS|
74 IAC 420.130, 140, 310, 320, 410, 420, 430, 630, 640, 710, 720
Provides standards for the conduct of financial audits of regional offices of education and certain educational service centers. http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/index/register/register_volume30_issue7.pdf (starts page 329 of 520, see esp. 338 of 520)...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2006||P-12||Incentives for Consolidation|
Makes an $552,209 appropriation to the Department of Education to reimburse school districts for consolidation incentives.
|CA||Vetoed 09/2005||P-12||Transportation Costs for Special Education Students and Rural Schools|
An act to add Article 8 (commencing with Section 41580) to Chapter 3.2 of Part 24 of the Education Code, relating to school finance. - School Transportation Block Grant. This bill requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to apportion block grant funds...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2005||P-12||School District Reorganization and Consolidation Requirements|
This bill specifies requirements and procedures that follow from school district reorganization and consolidation, including school board elections and tax revenue and state aid....
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Deactivation of an Elementary School Facility|
Allows for the deactivation of an elementary school facility in the same manner as the deactivation of a high school facility, when it is determined such students would be best served by being sent to schools in other districts. Effective immediately. http://w...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Library Funding|
Amends funding formula for allocating library funds in 2005-2006. Includes a district center restoration amount. http://www2.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/BI/BT/2005/0/HB1304P2562.pdf...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||County Committees on School District Organization|
Existing law authorizes a county committee on school district organization, except as specified, to establish, rearrange the boundaries of,
and abolish trustee areas, and to make specified changes to the governing boards of school districts. Existing law autho...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Consolidation of Elementary and High School Districts|
Establishes procedures for 2 elementary districts in a Class II county school unit to join with a high school district provided specified requirements are met.
Effective immediately. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=094-0432...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Students with Life-Threatening Allergies|
Requires the department to develop and make available guidelines for the management of students with life-threatening food allergies. Requires the guidelines to include: (1) Education and training for school personnel on the management of students with life-th...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Posting of Open Positions|
From bill analysis: Requires school districts to allow employees an opportunity to apply for an open position by posting notice of job vacancies for at least 10 school days in the following places: on a bulletin board, at a place convenient to the public in th...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Paperwork Reduction|
From bill analysis: SB 493 states that at least once each even-numbered year the commissioner of education is required to review and, to the extent possible, reduce written reports and other paperwork required of a school district by the agency. The commissio...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Summer Nutrition Programs|
Requires each district school board to develop a plan to sponsor a summer nutrition program beginning in the summer of 2006. Provides criteria for operating program sites. Authorizes exemption from sponsoring said program and provides procedures therefor. Auth...
|MO||DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR 05/2005||P-12||School district census requirements|
This bill removes the requirement that school districts take an annual census of children up to age 21 with disabilities, removes obsolete provisions concerning funding for the census, and removes references to the repealed sections...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||School Lunch Prices|
Authorizes the department of education to set school lunch prices of up to 1/2, rather than 1/3, of the cost of preparing the lunches, to allow for cost recovery from lunch sales. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/hb843_.htm...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Establishment of School Districts in Unorganized Territory|
States that if more than 150 students from a single unorganized territory are attending an adjacent district through open enrollment, the residents of the unorganized territory must be notified that the residents' children no longer qualify for open enrollment...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Paper Reduction Task Force|
Establishes the Paper Reduction Task Force for the purpose of recommending strategies to reduce the paperwork required of school districts and school district personnel, with special emphasis given to the reduction of paperwork required of teachers. Provides m...
|WA||to governor 05/2005||P-12||School Breakfast Programs|
Subject to funding, requires school districts, by the 2005-06 school year, to begin school breakfast programs in schools in which more
than 40 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced price lunches. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction ...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Allow off-site educational services|
AN ACT ALLOWING A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AT AN OFFSITE INSTRUCTIONAL SETTING TO CHILDREN ATTENDING SCHOOL IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT; REQUIRING THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION TO ADOPT RULES; REVISING THE DEFINITION OF "AVERAGE NU...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||SCHOOL DISTRICT CONSOLIDATION AND ANNEXATION;|
MT H.B. 681
AN ACT REVISING THE LAWS ON SCHOOL DISTRICT CONSOLIDATION AND ANNEXATION; ESTABLISHING A SINGLE PROCEDURE FOR THE ANNEXATION AND CONSOLIDATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS; PROVIDING FOR AN INTERIM BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOLLOWING PASSAGE OF A CONSOLIDATION ELECTION; CLARIF...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Siting|
Requires the school facilities board to provide school districts with information every two years on improving and maintaining the environmental quality in school buildings. Requires an environmental site assessment before approval of construction or renovatio...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Districts|
Requires school employees' administration of prescription or other medicine to a minor student to occur only on the parent's written request or authorization. States that a district, a charter school or employees thereof are immune from civil liability for th...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Districts|
Establishes the 13-member School District Redistricting Commission to design a proposal to unify school districts in Arizona based on certain criteria. Requires the commission to submit a preliminary report on the proposed school district unification plan to ...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Nutritional Standards|
By July 1, 2006, requires the department to develop minimum nutrition standards that at least meet federal guidelines for food and beverages sold or served at elementary and middle/junior high schools during the school day. Requires all elementary and middle/...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Governing Boards|
Repeals provision granting a school district and its employees immunity from civil liability for the consequences of the good faith adoption and implementation of policies and procedures relating to the health and safety of all pupils participating in district...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School districts|
School districts; authorize to joint venture with private developers to maximize returns on school assets....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Districts|
Ensures the continuation of efforts to close the achievement gaps in school districts subject to reorganization or reclassification. Requires a receiving or resulting school district in a school consolidation to obtain and retain all student and historical rec...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Education|
S.B. 1044 (sections 1-10)
Incorporates references to the state's Automated Fingerprint Identification System. Expands the definition of "cause" for purposes of waiving or suspending a teacher's license. Among changes to definition, includes knowingly falsifying or directing another to ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Consolidation Provisions|
S.B. 1044 (sections 21-27)
Deletes definitions of "consolidated average daily membership," "consolidated national school lunch student total" and "national school lunch students" from consolidation/reorganization provisions. Deletes provision that no school facility in a school district...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Local Education Agency Numbers|
S.B. 1044 (section 20)
States that the department of education is the sole and official issuer of local education agency numbers to educational entities in the state. Requires these numbers to be issued, activated, deactivated, or changed according to the department's annual schedul...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Incentives for Teacher Recruitment and Retention in High-Priority Districts|
S.B. 1044 (section 31)
Includes guidance counselors and librarians in definition of "teacher" or "teachers" in provisions relating to incentives for teacher recruitment and retention in high-priority districts. Clarifies that all teachers not newly signed to work in a high-priority ...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|School District Contracts|
S.B. 48 (section 1-9)
Sets forth parameters for contracts by local districts, board of trustees of a community college or the governing body of a technical college.
Fiscal note: http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-bills/showBill.do?id=...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Historical Artifact Preservation|
Ensures the preservation of historical artifacts of school districts subject to consolidation, deconsolidation or reclassification as a conversion charter. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb2732.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School District Debt Relief|
Assists resulting school districts with debt relief resulting from a consolidation required by law. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB2734.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Social Workers in Public Schools|
Increases the number and availability of social workers in the public schools. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb1187.pdf...
|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 administratively consolidated or administratively annexed under §§6-13-1601 32 through 6-13-1605 to file a written report...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Buildings and Facilities|
Amends Arkansas code 6-20-402. Allows a district to terminate a long-term lease agreement at the end of any fiscal year for the district. Requires all school buildings or related facilities to comply with the requirements of the Arkansas School Facility Manual...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Districts Activity|
Requires notification of affected school districts of all planning, development, or redevelopment activity within a municipality or county. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb1006.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Public School Academic Facilities Funding|
This subchapter is known as and may be cited as the "Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities Funding Act." Determines the value of total assesed valuation of taxable real, personal and utility property in the school district.
Establishes the the Academic F...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Buildings in Consolidated School Districts|
Establishes procedures for the preservation, sale and/or disposal of school buildings in school districts that have been consolidated. Allows a district that determines any real estate it owns or controlls is not required for the district's present or anticipa...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Charter Schools|
Permits a school district to sell used equipment to a charter school before the school district attempts to sell or dispose of the equipment by other means.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Study of Education Service Cooperatives|
Requires the house interim committee on education and the senate interim committee to jointly conduct a study of education service cooperatives relative to instructional improvements and support services to the department of education and local school district...
|NM||Pocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2005||P-12||School District|
Relates to School District additions to other Districts.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Districts' Employment of Board Members' Relatives|
An act to restrict school districts from employing relatives of board members.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Academic Oversight Committee|
Creates the Academic Facilities Oversight Committee and the advisory committee on public school academic facilities. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/SB591.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Closure of Isolated Schools|
Allows a school district to close an isolated school or part thereof following an annexation or consolidation. Specifies that the state board may approve a motion to close such a school if the closure is in the best interest of the students in the school distr...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Public School Facilities Program Act|
Establishes the Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities Program Act. Requires the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and
Transportation to develop a comprehensive Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities Program that includes an academic facili...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Education in the Unorganized Territory|
Requires the Department of Education to adopt major substantive rules to establish standards and practices to follow when proposing to close a school in the unorganized territory....
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Public School Facilities and Transportation|
Revises the duties and responsibilities of the division of public school academic facilities and transportation and creates the commission on public school academic facilities and transportation.
Provides that the enumerated duties of the Division of Public ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Public-Public Partnerships|
Defines "public-public partnership" as a contractual agreement between a school district and another governmental agency, political subdivision, or institution of higher education to meet a clearly defined need for facilities, infrastructure, or goods and serv...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School District Enrollment|
Revise statutes related to school district enrollment and calculation; provides for tuition to be paid for a nonresident public school student who reaches the age of 18 during the school year.
|NM||Signed into law 03/2005||Postsec.||School Districts|
Relates to higher education; provides procedures for adding portions of school districts to existing technical and vocational institute districts.
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Academic Progress of Students|
Provides for monitoring of the academic progress of specified subgroups of students from schools that were consolidated or annexed under act 60 of the second extraordinary session of the eighty-fourth general assembly. Also requires the receiving or resulting ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Education Service Cooperatives|
An act to allow education service cooperatives to purchase or construct buildings as may be required to provide authorized programs and services and to provide for distribution of assets upon dissolution. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School District Auditors|
Requires school district auditors to comply with the requirements and prohibitions of the federal Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB2700.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Comprehensive Financial Review of School Districts Prior to Annexation or Consolidation|
Requires a comprehensive financial review of school districts prior to consolidation, annexation, or otherwise reorganization. Requires any district involved in consolidation or annexation to have an audit begun within 30 days of the closing of the district's ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Election Code|
Amends sections of the Arkansas code pertaining to school elections. Specifies that the annual school election may concern only issues
authorized to be on the ballot by the Arkansas Constitution or by statute and no other issues shall appear on the ballot. Per...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School District Coordinator and Executive Council|
Permits any county that contains all or part of six or more districts to create an executive council and a school district coordinator. Establishes membership of executive council and duties and powers of school district coordinator. http://www.arkleg.state.ar...
|NE||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School State Aid Payment Adjustments|
Relates to schools. Provides for payment adjustments to reflect transfers of property as prescribed.
(1) State aid payments shall be adjusted to reflect transfers of property due to annexation, to any dissolution of a Class I school district, and to any reorg...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Personnel Policy Law|
Amends the personnel policy law for classified school employees to make it more consistent with the personnel policy law for certified school employees. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB2000.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Employee Rights|
Clarifies a school employee's right to have a witness or representative present in a disciplinary or grievance matter. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/HB2482.pdf...
|AZ||Vetoed 03/2005||P-12||School Facilities Board|
Amends provisions relating to the school facilities board. Bars the school facilities board from entering into lease-to-own transactions as of June 30, 2005; provides exception. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=1394...
|KS||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Enrollment in Districts with Armed Forces Bases|
Relates to enrollment. For this purpose, defines "pupils" as students who are dependents of a fulltime active duty member of the military service or miliary reserve who are engaged in mobilizing for war, international peacekeeping missions, national emergency,...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Governance for Certain School Districts|
Clarifies governance for certain school districts.
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Health and Nutrition in Schools|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School District Accounts|
School district accounts; superintendent may pay claims to be ratified by local school board.
The local school board shall be authorized and empowered to promulgate rules and regulations that specify the types of claims and sets limits of the dollar amount fo...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Educational Financial Accounting and Reporting|
Expands upon the Arkansas Educational Financial Accounting and Reporting Act of 2004. Requires charter schools to follow the financial reporting procedures required of public school districts. Expands upon and clarifies initial and ongoing training requirement...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||School Boards Reorganization|
Provides certain options to school boards in reorganization. Boards may decide by resolution to reorganize or may accept or decide based on petitions. http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2005/bills/SB66enr.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Audit Requirements|
Clarifies audit requirements for schools, municipalities and counties. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1185.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Continuity of School Boards Protection Act|
An act to protect the continuity of school boards by amending the procedure for election of school boards following annexation; allows certain districts to return to at-large elections. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1266.pdf...
|IL||Signed into law 02/2005||P-12||Childhood Hunger Relief Act|
Relates to the Childhood Hunger Relief Act. Provides that every public school must have a free breakfast program. Strongly encourages all districts with at least 50% of students eligible for free or reduced lunch to sponsor a summer food service program by sum...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12||Schools Cooperative Purchasing Program|
Provides for the creation and operation of a cooperative bulk purchasing program for school districts, public school academies, nonpublic schools, and intermediate school districts on a fee basis to reduce the costs of purchasing goods and services by the Depa...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12||School District Purchasing Requirements|
Provides for inapplicability of school district requirements to obtain competitive bids for purchasing if the school district makes purchase through the cooperative bulk purchasing program through the Department of Management and Budget.
|MI||Signed into law 12/2004||P-12||Annexed School District Trustee|
Limits the school districts that operate grades kindergarten through 12 that are annexed by a community college that can elect a member of the board of trustees, to those districts annexed before July 1, 2004.
|MT||Rule Adoption 12/2004||P-12|
|Out Of State Attendance Agreements|
Relates to out-of-state attendance agreements. The superintendent of public instruction shall
provide payment of the amount calculated in (4)(a), but not
more than the amount of tuition paid by the district for
resident students who attended school out-of-stat...
|MI||Signed into law 11/2004||P-12||Intermediate School District Database Requirements|
Requires Internet accessible database regarding Intermediate School District expenditures, including air travel, conference or training costs and contracts.
|MI||Signed into law 11/2004||P-12||Intermediate School District Audit Report|
Requires the annual audit of such school districts to contain the website address where the report can be accessed.
|MI||Signed into law 11/2004||P-12||Intermediate School District Audits|
Requires the Department of Treasury to conduct random financial audits of intermediate school districts.
|MI||Signed into law 11/2004||P-12||Intermediate School District Board Membership|
Relates to a conflict of interest policy for intermediate school district officials and employees; requires and prohibits members of constituent district board from serving on an intermediate school board.
|NJ||Signed into law 10/2004||P-12||School District Scholarship Foundation|
Permits a school district that terminates the operation of a separate school for special education pupils and returns all funds legally uwed to the school districts that sent pupils to the school to use any remaining funds to establish a scholarship foundation...
|NY||Signed into law 10/2004||P-12||Minority members of Special Act School Districts|
Requires special act school districts to have a certain minority of public members appointed by the Commissioner of Education; defines public members as neither employed by, nor members of, the boards of trustees of the designated child care agencies appointin...
|NY||Signed into law 10/2004||P-12||Special Act School Districts Board of Education|
Requires that boards of Education of special act school district include two public members, each serving a term of 4 years....
|MI||Signed into law 10/2004||P-12||Public School Officers|
Allows certain school districts to create a law enforcement agency under the Public Body Law Enforcement Agency Act.
|CA||Vetoed--in Senate to unfinished business 10/2004||P-12||Grant Joint Union High School District|
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for costs mandated by the state and incurred by a local agency or school district to implement a new program or higher level of service. Existing law creates certai...
|MI||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||2005 School Aid Budget|
Ensures a minimum level of funding to small, rural and Upper Peninsula or island districts that are not near other schools or accessible by a bridge.
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Schools: Uniform Complaint Process|
Requires a school district to use its uniform complaint process to help identify and resolve any emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health and safety of the pupils or staff instead of conditions of facilities that are not maint...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Preschool for All Program|
Requires the California Children and Families Commission to complete and submit a cost study that provides an estimate of the cost of a voluntary Preschool for All program in the state. Convenes a Workforce Development Blue Ribbon Committee to develop a workfo...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Annual Report on Status of Low-Performing Schools|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Requires the county superintendent to annually present a report to the governing board of each school district under his or her jurisdiction and to the board of supervisors of the county describing the state of the schools in the county and of his or her offic...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Applicants to High Priority Schools Grant Program|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Requires schools initially applying to participate in the High Priority Schools Grant Program on or after the 2004–05 fiscal year to include highly qualified teachers and appropriately credentialed teachers for English learners in the component on quality of s...
|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
instructional materials, conditions of facilities that are not maintained in a clean and safe manner or in good repair, and teache...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Facilities Inspection System|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
Existing law, the Leroy F. Greene State School Building Lease-Purchase Law of 1976, the Leroy F. Greene State School Building
Lease-Purchase Law of 1998, and the State Relocatable Classroom Law of 1979, requires the State Allocation Board to require a school d...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||School Accountability Report Cards|
S.B. 550 (multiple provisions)
SEC. 10: Requires the school accountability report card to include information regarding the availability of sufficient textbooks and other instructional materials for each pupil, any needed maintenance of school facilities to ensure good repair, the misassign...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||School Facilities|
Requires the State Allocation Board to adopt regulations to implement design standards for school facilities in accordance with guidelines established by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools. Provides that eligibility for funding for projects under t...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Public Contracts|
Amends existing law that requires a school district seeking to let a contract involving a minimum expenditure for purchase of equipment, materials or supplies to publish a notice calling for bids in newspapers of general circulation. Authorizes school district...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||School Districts: Reorganizations|
Permits a county committee on school district organization to abolish a common governing board of an elementary school district and a high school district upon a vote of the electors of the school districts. Provides that an election relating to a school distr...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Building Standards: Public Information|
Relates to the Field Act that requires the Department of General Services to supervise the design and construction of school buildings to ensure compliance with specific rules and regulations and building codes. Requires written rules and regulations adopted p...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||School Districts: Reorganization|
Establishes a program in the counties of Fresno, Humboldt, and Ventura to place the duties of approval and disapproval of petitions for the unification of school districts on the county committee. Merges an elementary school district and a high school district...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Schools: Environmental and Endangerment Assessment|
Relates to the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998. Authorizes the governing board of a school district to make a written request to any person, corporation, public utility, local publicly owned utility or governmental agency for information necessar...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Schools: Irradiated Foods|
Specifies that before school may serve irradiated foods, the district must: (1) Take formal action permitting the use of irradiated foods.
(2) Make all of the following information available in any appropriate form to pupils and their parents:
(A) The purpose ...
|NY||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||School District Funding|
Provides for the funding of certain approved non- public special education programs and special act public school districts including making changes in the reimbursement methodology for tuition and maintenance and makes an appropriation therefor; allows such d...
|MI||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||School Reform Boards|
Revises the provisions governing the formation of first class school district boards; relates to procedures for the formation of school reform boards; requires a special election shall be held in the school district of the City of Detroit to decide whether to ...
|NY||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Food Items from Farms|
Allows a school district to apply to the state commissioner of education to purchase school food items from an association of more than 10 owners of New York state farms, when no other producers or growers have offered to sell to such school. http://assembly.s...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||School District Election Coordinators|
Relates to school district election coordinators; prohibits delegation of duties to the Secretary of School Board.
|MI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Election of School Board Members|
Relates to election of a school board member; requires written acceptance of office and written affidavit of eligibility.
|MI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Scheduling of Local Elections|
Provides general amendments regarding scheduling of local elections; includes school district elections.
|MI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Filling Vacancies on School Boards|
Relates to filling of vacancies in case of school board member; provides for filing a petition with the clerk of the county where the petition was filed announces the result of the recall election; relates to filing with the school district election coordinato...
|MI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Election of School Board Members|
Requires notification to school district election coordinators of a person appointed to fill a vacancy.
|MI||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Recall of School Board Member|
Provides procedures for recall of school board members....
|MI||To governor 07/2004||P-12||Board Election|
Requires election of board members for intermediate school districts.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Counselors Guidance|
Includes guidance counselors holding appropriate ancillary certificates issued by the state department of education in definitions of persons eligible for certain sabbatical and sick leave benefits provided by law. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CV...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||School Employees|
Permits city, parish, or other local public or nonpublic school systems to contract with local law enforcement agencies to provide for school resource officers. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/04RS/CVT3/OUT/0000LV4G.PDF...
|AR||Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||School District Audits|
Establishes rules regarding school district audits not conducted by legislative audit. Establishes requirements for completion and filing of audits not conducted by Legislative Audit effective beginning on June 30, 2005, for the 2005-2006 fiscal year and each ...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Adequate Education Program|
Relates to Adequate Education Program; deletes repealer on high growth school district formula.
If during the year for which adequate education program funds are appropriated, any school district experiences a three percent (3%) or greater increase in avera...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Multiple Provisions|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School District Purchases|
Clarifies that all school districts – not just those school districts within a county – can make joint purchases of maintenance, operational and scholastic services, supplies, materials, and equipment.
|MD||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Education Fiscal Accountability and Oversight Act|
Requires the Superintendent and the Department of Education to monitor the financial status of each county board of education and report to the Governor and General Assembly on a biannual basis; requires local superintendents or chief executive officers of loc...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Educational Service Agencies|
Authorizes 12 or more school districts to enter into an agreement to establish an Educational Service Agency (ESA). The ESA would be managed by an advisory board composed of the superintendents or their designees from each participating school district. The bo...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Art, Music and Physical Education at the Elementary Level|
Requires local boards to incorporate art, music, and physical education as a part of the instructional program at the elementary school level, and to employ five elementary resource positions per 1,000 students in kindergarten through grade five for art, music...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Substantial Amendments to the Standards of Learning|
Amends section 22.1-253.13:1 and 22.1-253.13:2 . Specifies that the Standards of Learning form the core of Virginia's educational program and other educational objectives. Specifies that the state board must, at a minimum, define Standards of Learning for Eng...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Sick Leave for School Employees|
Requires local school boards to award a minimum ten days sick leave during the school year to all full time employees; includes full time employees in other sick leave provisions that previously pertained only to teachers; amends definition of "immediate famil...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School Division Consolidation|
Relates to School division consolidation; provides for a process whereby school divisions may submit proposals for the consolidation of school divisions to include holding public hearings regarding the proposal, consolidation of and the election of a board to ...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Smaller School Divisions|
Creates a mechanism whereby any school board of a school division in which fewer than 350 students (Highland County) were included in average daily membership (ADM) for the preceding school year, upon entering into certain cost-savings agreements with a contig...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Incentives for Districts to Consolidate|
One part of this bill creates the School District Reorganization Fund. From the fiscal note: AM 3480 provides that the state will fund incentive payments to encourage Class II and III school districts with less than 390 students to reorganize into Class II, I...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Consolidation of School Districts|
Authorizes districts to discuss issues relating to consolidation of such districts. Specifies that such meetings may be held within the boundaries of any of the districts proposing to form the consolidated district. (Under previous statute, districts were auth...
|AR||Emergency Rule Adoption 04/2004||P-12||Consolidation/Annexing/Public School Districts|
Establishes emergency rules regarding the administrative consolidation or annexation of public school districts. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/condensed%20version.pdf...
|AR||Emergency Rule Adoption 04/2004||P-12||Consolidation/Annexing/Public School Districts|
Establishes emergency rules regarding the administrative consolidation or annexation of public school districts. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/condensed%20version.pdf...
|KS||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||School District Territory Transfers|
Proscribes general guidelines the state board must adopt in establishing rules on the transfer of territory between districts through a mediation process. http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2004/2592.pdf...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Workers Compensation/School District Employees|
Amends existing law relating to school district employees to authorize the use of accrued sick leave to supplement worker's compensation payments. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0602.html#billtext...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||School Lunch Programs|
Provides school districts with school serving grades kindergarten through four where 25% of the students qualify for free or reduced price lunches must implement a school lunch program; provides school districts with summer academic, enrichment or remedial pro...
|CO||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Activities At School|
Permits students to participate in activities in another district if activity is not offered within a student's school district. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/0E61296035330B9087256E39000345C9?Open&file=1363_enr.pdf...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Department of Education Consolidation Incentives|
Makes an appropriation to the Department of Education to reimburse certain school districts for consolidation incentives....
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Administratively Consolidated School Districts|
Allows students in administratively consolidated school districts to attend classes and programs in other schools in the district. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1177.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||School District Administrative Consolidation|
Provides administrative consolidation assistance to school districts that administratively consolidate. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1161.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Isolated School Districts|
Provides for the continued funding support of isolated school districts. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1018.pdf...
|AR||Became law without governor's signature 01/2004||P-12||Public Education Reorganization|
Relates to the public education re-organization act; to ensure equal opportunities for an adequate education to all students; provides for administrative annexation and administrative consolidation of school districts. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bil...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||School Districts Consolidation|
Encourages larger school districts to voluntarily merge with smaller school districts; concerns the establishment of an interim board; provides for annexation and school elections. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/SB35.pdf...
|IL||Total veto stands 11/2003||P-12||Accountability Council|
Extends the repeal date of a Section requiring the establishment of the Chicago Schools Academic Accountability Council (from June 30, 2004 to June 30, 2009). Extends the repeal date of provisions creating the State Board of Education Fund, the State Board of ...
|MT||Rule Adoption 09/2003||P-12||Definition of Combined School District|
Establishes rules regarding the definition of combined school district. MONTANA REG 4387 (SN)...
|RI||Became law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 08/2003||P-12||School Districts|
Requires any collaborative established under this chapter to track expenditures and investments and file a report each year with the board of regents. ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||School Support Personnel--Extra Compensation|
Provides relative to extra compensation for noncertified school support personnel in the event such compensation is not included in the minimum foundation program formula. http://www.legis.state.la.us/bills/byinst.asp?sessionid=03RS&billid=HB1858&doctype=BT...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Half Hour of Daily Physical Activity for Grades K-6|
Starting in the 2004-05 school year and thereafter, requires every public school serving students in grades K-6 to offer students at least 30 minutes of quality physical activity every school day.
|IL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Chicago School District Personnel Committee|
Amends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code. Changes the name of an attendance center's professional personnel advisory committee to a professional personnel leadership committee. Provides that the meetings shall be after school. Provides tha...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Changing District Boundary Lines|
S.B. 686 (§ 162.431)
Requires that, in determining whether it is necessary to change the boundary line between seven-director districts, the board of arbitration must base its decision upon the following:
(1) The presence of school aged children in the affected area;
(2) The prese...
|MO||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Educational Service Agencies|
S.B. 686 (§ 162.1180)
States that any public school district or districts may designate an educational service agency for the purpose of developing, managing, and providing instructional services or programs to the participating school district or districts. Requires the educationa...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||School Bus Drivers|
Requires a restriction which limits a person to operating only a school bus; provides that such restriction shall apply to a person who has taken a skills test in a school bus and who has taken a skills test in a school bus and who has not previously held a co...
|AK||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Community Schools|
Relates to Community Schools; encourages school districts to maintain school buildings and equipment. http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/get_bill_text.asp?hsid=HB0165C&session=23...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Mold Abatement|
Creates task force to establish guidelines for mold abatement in public schools....
|FL||Vetoed 06/2003||P-12||K-12 Public Education Instructional Materials|
Changes date by which school superintendents must notify Department of Education regarding certain instructional materials;requires publishers to provide and price adopted instructional materials on an individual basis for purchase by school districts; revises...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Immorality Grounds for Dismissal of School Employees|
Adds a charge of immorality as a cause for dismissal of a teacher, bus driver, or permanent employee; defines immorality as conviction of a felony offense against the public morals.
|OR||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||School Districts|
Adds a new section. Repeals existence of county school districts. Requires county school districts that existed on the effective date of the 2003 Act to discontinue as a county school district and become a common school district. After that date, all laws th...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Governance of School Districts|
Allows the boards of two or more school districts to contract with one superintendent to serve as superintendent of the school districts. Also allows boards of education of two or more school districts to enter into a mutual contract or separate contracts wit...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Grading Policies|
Requests the state board to study the issue of grading in Tennessee public schools with special emphasis on the area of numerical/letter grade equivalency. The state board is to report its conclusions and recommendations to the House and Senate
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Use of School Facilities|
States student political organizations may be granted the uncompensated use of school district property and may conduct lawful meetings on school district property. Stipulates that no person, group or organization may be denied use of or charged differentiated...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Education Law|
This act assigns duties appropriately carried out by staff and which are currently assigned to a supervisory union board to the superintendent; repeals law relating to calculation of the equalized yield amount which is no longer necessary; updates law relating...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Voluntary Consolidation|
Renames and updates the Oklahoma Voluntary Consolidation and Annexation Act and Fund. Provides various financial incentives for district consolidation or annexation. Beginning July 1, 2003, any school district that participates in consolidation or annexation...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Finality of a Grade|
Sec. 28.0212. FINALITY OF GRADE. (a) An examination or course grade issued by a classroom teacher is final and may not be changed unless the grade is arbitrary, erroneous, or not consistent with the school district grading policy applicable to the grade, as...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Federal School Meals Programs|
Requires that a school district participate in the federal school breakfast program, and that a district may vote every two years on whether to exempts itself from participation in federal school meals programs....
|MD||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Use of Solar Energy|
Relates to the pilot program to use solar energy in public school buildings. Extends program from solely newly constructed buildings to also include existing or renovated public schools. Specifies how much of an elementary, middle or high school's electrical e...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Changing from High School District to Elementary|
S.B. 2421 (Second of Four New Sections)
Beginning July 2, 2003, a high school district may not become an elementary district. http://www.state.nd.us/lr/assembly/58-2003/special-session/bill_text/DBOP0500.pdf...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Joint Powers Agreements|
S.B. 2421 (Third of Four New Sections)
If school districts participating in joint powers agreements wish to receive reimbursement for expenses, as provided in section 19 of this Act, the school districts must request that the superintendent of public instruction approve their joint powers agreement...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Public School Libraries|
Authorizes school districts to open public school libraries to general public during times that are not regular school hours....
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Electronic Bidding|
Requires the State Board of Education (SBE) to adopt rules for the procurement of goods and information services by school districts and charter schools using electronic online bidding. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2376 ...
|IA||Adopted 05/2003||P-12||Attendance Center Closure and Grade Realignment|
281 IAC 19.1, 19.2, 19.3
Promulgates administrative rules regarding attendance centers. Specifies that local board of a school district has discretion as to the number of attendance centers to be operated within the district, and that any determination to close an attendance center mu...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Retired Nonclassified Employees|
Adds provision to allow certain nonclassified personnel who return to work after retirement to be paid without penalty to their retirement. http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2003-04SB/sb663_enr.rtf...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Return of Library Resources|
Permits a board of education of a school district to require the replacement or return of library resources by withholding a student's diploma, transcript, or grades at the end of a semester or school year; directs the school district to make a reasonable effo...
|CA||Adopted 05/2003||P-12||Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998|
Title 2 CCR 1859.61, .105, .106, .141, .142, .145, .147, .148, .150.1, .151, .152, .153
Establishes emergency rules concerning Leroy F. Greene Facilities Act of 1998, specifying amending the audit requirements for the Critically Overcrowded Schools (COS) program. http://ccr.oal.ca.gov/...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Early Intervention Block Grant Program Repeal Date|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Changes repeal date from 2003 to 2004 on chapter establishing statewide early intervention block grant program. Components of this program include K-3 class size reduction and K-3 diagnostic reading assessments. Chapter requires districts to annually report to...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||District Reorganization|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Changes from March to December 1 the date by which a petition to reorganize districts must be filed with the affected area education agency board. Changes from November 1 to July 15 the date by which the affected boards must submit the completed reorganization...
|IA||Vetoed 05/2003||P-12||Removal of Contract Requirement for Part-Time and Substitute Bus Drivers|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Removes the contract requirement for substitute and part-time school bus drivers.
http://www.legis.state.ia.us/GA/80GA/Session.1/HJournal/02200/02251.html and Section 51: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/Legislation/File_only.pl?FILE=/usr/ns-home/docs/GA/8...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||School Bus Drivers Who Are Insulin-Dependent Diabetics|
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Adds that school bus driver must be immediately suspended from duties, pending termination hearing by district board or authorities of nonpublic school, if a change in circumstances indicates the driver is no longer physically or mentally competent. Specifies...
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 04/2003||P-12||School Building Renewal Funds|
Authorizes School Facilities Board to withhold building renewal monies until school districts comply with reporting requirements. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=HB2096...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School Health Insurance Reform Team Study and Recommendations|
Requires the insurance division of the department of commerce to establish a school health insurance reform team study and to make recommendations to the general assembly; provides for review of affordable health insurance coverage for school district employee...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Appeals Process|
Authorizes a petitioner or school district to appeal a decision by the regional committee to the state board based on the claim that the regional committee failed to follow the applicable statutory and regulatory procedures or acted in an arbitrary and caprici...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Public Private Partnerships to School Districts|
Allows school districts to enter into public-private partnerships whereby the school district enters into lease-purchase agreements for school buildings built by the private entities with facilities bonds that are exempt from federal taxes; provides for short-...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Schools to Use the Arkansas Public School Computer|
Requires cooperative schools to use the Arkansas Public School Computer Network. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2459.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Policies for Public School Employees|
Requires written personnel policies for public school classified employees....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Academic Standards|
Requires the Department of Education to define and publish academic standards and expected outcomes for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12; requires academic standards and expected outcomes be adopted and implemented by local school boards. http://w...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Classified School Employees|
Provides for cost of living salary increases for classified school employees tied to the consumer price index. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2520.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Department of Education Website Requirements|
Requires certain data be made available on the Department of Education website; includes financial data reports for school districts, administrator and teacher salary and benefit data, and local and state revenue sources. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Interim Policies for Consolidated Districts|
Provides for an interim personnel policies committee in the event of consolidation of school districts....
|MS||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Method of Compensating Teachers and Other Employees|
Allows any licensed employee to be credited with a professional leave allowance with pay for every day of absence caused by required attendance at meetings pertaining to official state business and authorized by local board policy. Changes references in sick ...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Kansas City Board Establishing Public Library and Branch Libraries|
Allows Kansas City board to establish and maintain a public library and branch libraries, to be paid for from general, building and retirement funds in the same fashion as school expenditures. To maintain this library and branches, the board is authorized to ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Personnel Policy Committee Requirements|
Requires each school district to report compliance with personnel policy committee requirements. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2802.pdf...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Creation of a School District|
Amends the laws pertaining to creators of a school by detachment. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2608.pdf...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School Board Contract and Certificate Actions|
Deletes requirement for school districts to have prior approval of Board of Education in order to contract with each other; adds Board to provisions dealing with appealable agency actions insofar as the actions are related to certificate issuance, renewal or t...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Schools Districts and Public School Choice|
Requires all school districts to participate in public school choice. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB242.pdf...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School Bond Equalization Levy|
Relates to the school bond levy equalization support program to change the time limitations which govern certain bond and bond levy amounts; provides a special application of state payment provisions; requires reports by school districts. http://www3.state.id....
|WV||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School Property Leases|
Relates to county boards of education to lease school property no longer needed....
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Directors of Pupil Personnel in School Districts|
Allows a local superintendent to waive the requirement that a director of pupil personnel in a district devote his or her entire time to the duties of the office. The superintendent must report this action to the commissioner of education. http://www.lrc.state...
|MT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||School District Territory Transfer|
Revises the laws related to school boundary transfers; establishes criteria, a standard of proof and procedures for territory transfer hearings; provides for appeals in district court; authorizes an appeal of the county superintendent's decision to the distric...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Creation of New School Districts|
Provides a process for creating new school districts. The act provides for the transfer of school property to the new school district, a tax on property within the new school district to pay for the new district's proportionate share of the existing district's...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Integration of Arts and Foreign Languages into Elementary School Curriculum|
Requires the department to create a program to promote the integration of the arts and foreign languages into the elementary school program. Schools are to submit applications, with the department granting funds to at least one school per region, giving prefer...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2003||P-12||School Districts|
Defines the consolidation of school districts. (1) "Joint district," a school district having territory in two or more adjoining counties. Jurisdiction within a joint district is determined as provided in § 13-5-14; (2) "Party," any person or municipality i...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2003||P-12||Mandatory District School Breakfast Program Participation|
Provides for mandatory participation in a school breakfast program for schools in a local or regional school district with a certain percentage of students enrolled in the school for the previous year were eligible for free or reduced meals under the federal S...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2002||P-12||School Construction Liability|
Clarifies liability for certain school construction projects; provides that the architect or engineer preparing the plans and specifications and the person supervising the construction of a school building are responsible for assuring the construction in a wor...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Library Materials Act|
Repeals certain provisions of the California Classroom Library Materials Act of 1999. Authorizes a school district to use funding from the Instructional Materials Fund to purchase classroom library materials on the condition the school district develop a distr...
|KS||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||District Aid for Consolidated Districts|
Concerns certain school districts and the computation of state financial aid; relates to powers and duties of schools and school districts; relates to consolidation of districts and the transfer of territory; provides that the State Board of Education must pro...
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 06/2002||P-12||Temporary Prohibition on Forming or Entering Existing Joint Technological Education Districts|
Establishes moratorium from November 30, 2002 until June 30, 2004 on creation of new joint technological education districts unless specified requirements are met. Also bans districts from joining existing joint technological education districts between effect...
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 06/2002||P-12||Lease-to-Own Facility Finance Programs|
Creates new sections permitting 1) school facilities board to acquire school facilities to permit local districts to use through a lease-to-own program; and 2) a school district to acquire facilities through lease-to-own arrangements with the school facilities...
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 06/2002||P-12||Deficiencies Corrections Deadlines and State Schools for Deaf and Blind|
States that dates by which actions must be completed do not apply to the Arizona state schools for the deaf and the blind. Requires that school facilities board ensure that deficiencies in the facilities for these schools are assessed by December 31, 2002. See...
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 06/2002||P-12||Duties of School Facilities Board|
Requires that school building inspection carried out by school facilities board every five years ensure compliance wtih routine preventative maintenance guidelines as established in code. Requires school facilities board to randomly select 20 districts every 3...
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 06/2002||P-12||Auditor General|
Eliminates provision in statute that requires school-wide audit team in the office of the auditor general to randomly audit each school district at least once every five years. Replaces it with provision requiring auditor general to randomly select the school ...
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 06/2002||P-12||Minimum Adequate Gross Square Footage Requirements|
Makes addition to subsection forbidding local board to reduce pupil square footage when such action would cause the district to fall below minimum adequate gross square footage requirements without written permission of school facilities board. Addition specif...
|AZ||Became law without governor's signature 06/2002||P-12||Minimum School Facility Adequacy Requirements|
Estabishes specific circumstances under which excess square footage in new construction may not be included in the gross square footage. Also mandates that school facilities board, in measuring square footage per pupil requirements, demand that excess square f...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||Criminal Background Checks|
Expands inquiry process at nonpublic schools from applicants to include employees of such schools. If nonpublic school employee is subject of inquiry, he/she must submit a complete set of his/her fingerprints to the governing board of the school. Requires depa...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||School District Boundary Adjustments|
Allows the governing boards of a unified school district, adjacent common and union high school districts to authorize minor boundary adjustments to the three school districts, if the current statutory obligations are met; declares that if there are no elector...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Minor District Boundary Adjustments|
Allows the governing boards of a unified school district, adjacent common and union high school districts to authorize minor boundary adjustments to the three school districts, if statutory obligations are met; declares that if there are no electors within the...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||School District Insurance|
Relates to school district insurance; permits public agencies to jointly purchase workers' compensation, property and liability insurance or reinsurance; provides for formation of pools for health, accident, life and disability insurance; permits private, nonp...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||School District Unification and Consolidation Commission|
Establishes state-level school district unification and consolidation commission; establishes required membership and duties. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/legtext/45leg/2r/laws/0316.htm ...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||School Closure Community Meetings|
Requires thirty days' written notice to all parents of students at school board is considering closing prior to community meeting on closure of school site. The notice must include the reasons for the proposed closure, and must be held at least thirty days bef...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Education Facility Survey|
According to state legislative summary, "To ensure that educational facilities information used by the legislature is accurate, [section] is amended to provide that the department is to conduct an on-site review of a statistically valid sample of 5% of the fac...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Personnel Nominations|
Allows school boards more time to decide on personnel nominations when the Legislature adjourns before May 31....
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Proposed School Site on Contaminated Land Prohibited|
New section forbids building of K-12 school on or adjacent to known contaminated site unless action has been taken to ascertain that students will not have contact with air, water or soil contaminants at a level that poses a threat to human health or the envir...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Community Education Coordinators Eliminated|
Eliminates subsection allowing districts to employ community education coordinators to promote, coordinate, organize, and administer community education programs. See bill section 239, page 596, line 17 ff: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/data/session/2002E/Senate/...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Education Code Re-Write: District, Community College, and University Uniform Records and Accounts|
Requires state department rules re: accounts and financial records of districts, community colleges and universities to adhere to the requirements of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) for State and Local Government, that financial accounts inc...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Relocatable Classrooms|
Eliminates date for purgation of certain relocatable classrooms and establishes system by which districts may obtain permission to continue using relocatables as classrooms within the five-year work program. Plan to use existing relocatable facilities must be ...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Summer Food Programs for Low-Income Pupils|
Creates new section mandating that districts report to the department by February 1, 2004 on their participation in federal summer food service program. See bill section 272, page 643, line 23 ff: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/data/session/2002E/Senate/bills/bill...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12|
|Education Code Re-Write: Small Schools|
To reduce the anonymity of students in large schools, encourages local boards to adopt policies to encourage any school that does not meet the definition of a small school to subdivide into schools-within-a-school. Beginnning July 1, 2003, all plans for new e...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||District Purchasing of Goods or Commodities|
Authorizes a county board to participate in contracts for goods or commodities awarded by other public agencies or intergovernmental purchasing organizations; authorizes the advertisement of bids for specified procurements; authorizes nonpublic schools to part...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Bidding for Goods or Commodities|
Authorizes a county board to participate in contracts for goods or commodities awarded by other public agencies or intergovernmental purchasing organizations; authorizes the advertisement of bids for procurements; authorizes nonpublic schools to participate in...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||School District Reapportionment and Consolidation and Reconstitution|
Establishes rules for district reapportionment or consolidation; addresses composition of governing boards of reconstituted districts. http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2002/html/SB/2800-2899/SB2864SG.htm...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Montgomery County Redistricting|
Redistricts the Board of Education districts of Montgomery County; alters compensation received by the president; does not apply to incumbent president. http://mlis.state.md.us/2002rs/bills/hb/hb0712t.rtf...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Pay Increases for Public Education Employees|
Relating to the salaries of public education employees, to provide for a revision of the State Minimum Salary Schedule and to reflect pay increases of three percent beginning with the fiscal year 2002-2003; to provide that each certificated employee of certain...
|HI||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Licensing of School Bus or Van Operators|
States that a school bus or van operator shall be properly licensed to operate the category of vehicles that the operator operates as a school bus or van and shall comply with the standards of the department of transportation. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/ses...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Probationary Period of Non-Teaching Employee|
Reinstates provisions providing for the probationary period of a school employee who is promoted in a school system with a population of 425,000 or more. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/021ES/CVT8/OUT/0000JIZD.PDF...
|LA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||District Consolidation|
Allows parish governing authorities to consolidate certain precincts; relates to the redistricting and reapportionment of a parish, city, or other local public school board....
|KS||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Closure of School Buildings in Certain Districts|
Allows any school district to close any of its school buildings at any time the district's board of education finds that the building should be closed to improve the school system of the district. Currently, districts must follow certain procedures, such as ad...
|IA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||District Reorganization|
Relates to the reception or dissolution of area education agencies....
|ID||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Funding for Border Districts|
Relates to public school students attending school in another state by deleting language which is in conflict with the border district allowance as calculated pursuant to the provisions of the educational support program....
|WA||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Health Care Plans Available|
Gives the health care authority to publish and distribute to nonparticipating school districts and educational service districts by October 1st of each year a description of health care benefit plans available through the authority and the estimated cost if sc...
|ME||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12|
Creates a study group to study school administrative unit organization; provides that the group shall study the history of formation of districts, participation in regional collaboratives, recommend incentives to be used to promote organizational characteristi...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||School Abatement|
Amends existing law to clarify requirements for the abatement of unsafe or unhealthy conditions in school buildings; defines a serious safety hazard; provides for a response to a serious safety hazard within the time specified and for an appeal of the finding;...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12|
|Learning Center Districts|
A learning center district may be established in a school district or community college district upon adoption of a resolution by the local school board or community college board calling for establishment of a district and a showing of need for such a distric...
|AL||Signed into law 02/2002||P-12||Redistricting According to 2000 Census|
Divides the state into State Board of Education districts; specifies such districts based upon the 2000 federal census....
|NM||Vetoed 02/2002||P-12||Redistricting District Boundaries|
A school district with membership that is greater than thirty-five thousand students is required to redistrict. The state board must adopt and promulgate rules setting forth procedures for the redistricting of the school district. ...
|ID||Signed into law 01/2002||P-12||Elections on Proposed Closures of Secondary Schools|
Provides that in proposed closure of public secondary schools which are thirty miles or more distant from another public secondary attendance school, that only patrons resident in this attendance area shall be eligible to vote in an election regarding the clos...
|NJ||Signed into law 07/2001||P-12||Joint Services|
Permits jointure commissions to provide services to school districts including, education of disabled pupils; states when 2 or more boards of education determine to carry out jointly the duties imposed upon them in regard to education and training of disabled ...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Small Districts|
Establishes the Small School District Supplement fund; requires the Department of Education to award grants to small school districts with one or more small high schools; requires the department to study the relationship between small school districts size and...
|UT||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12|
|Utah College of Applied Technology|
Creates the Utah College of Applied Technology and other regional applied technology colleges in Utah; establishes their governance structure; defines their powers and duties. Each regional applied technology college shall:
(a) offer a post-secondary and extr...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Salary Supplement for Counselors Meeting National Certification Requirements|
Provides for a salary supplement for certain school counselors who have met the requirements and acquired the National Board of Certified Counselors credential....
|OR||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Appeals of Decisions by State High School Athletic Associations|
Allows appeal of decisions made by organizations that administer interscholastic activities. Appeals go before the state board, which may hear the matter or by rule may delegate authority to a hearings officer
to hold a hearing and enter a final order....
|TN||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Salary Adjustments|
States that Basic Education Program funds generated in salary components for non-licensed personnel may be used to increase salaries for currently employed non-licensed personnel except where such funds are generated for new or additional positions. ...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Classes Held Off Campus|
Senate Bill 826 amends the Education Code to authorize the board of trustees of a school district to operate a school or program or hold a class on the campus of an institution of higher education if the board
obtains written consent from the president or othe...
|NC||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Paperwork Reduction|
Eliminates unnecessary and duplicative paperwork in the public schools....
|TX||Vetoed 05/2001||P-12||Paperwork Reduction|
Requires trustees of each district to adopt a policy to limit redundant requests for information and the number and length of written reports that a classroom teacher is required to prepare. A classroom teacher may not be required to prepare a written report...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||School Employee's Payment Over 10 or 12 Months|
Public Law No. 156., (LD 1479) Amends current law to allow school year employees to receive their pay over a period of either 10 or 12 months as determined by a written agreement between the employees and the school administrative unit....
|OR||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Schools Outside District|
Allows the district school board to open a school outside of district with permission of the school district in which the school will be located; provides for withholding of State School Fund moneys if the school opened without permission; allows school distri...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Acquisition of Land|
Concerns townships; relates to the acquisition of property; allows townships to procure not to exceed 3 acres of land for the township, and to build permanent buildings, or to purchase school building or grounds or both the building and grounds the same to be ...
|HI||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Risk Management for Schools|
Requires the Department of Education to establish risk management and related programs for school administrators, teachers, and other school personnel to mitigate the potential for liability in the performance of their jobs....
|ME||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||State Retirement System Provisions|
Public Law No. 192.,& 181 (LD 1754)Relates to the Maine State Retirement System; establishes the Consumer Price Index as the benchmark for the cost-of-living adjustments; establishes standards for the determination by the Board of Trustees of the Maine State R...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||School District Sharing Agreements|
Authorizes the trustees of a school district to enter into an interlocal cooperative agreement with another K-12 accredited public institution to provide educational services to supplement the district's educational program; requires that credits received and ...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Use of Impact Aid by Districts|
Authorizes a school district to use a portion of its impact aid funds for repayment of bonds....
|MT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||School District Sharing Agreements|
Authorizes a school district to enter into a cooperative purchasing contract with one or more districts for the procurement of supplies and services; provides bidding and advertisement requirements for a cooperative purchasing contract; provides for rejection ...
|MT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Start-Up Costs for School Breakfast Programs|
Provides start-up costs for school districts to establish school breakfast programs....
|MT||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||School District Consolidation Agreements|
Allows school districts that consolidate to each retain their basic entitlement for 6 years; retains 100% of the entitlement for the 1st 3 years; reduces the entitlement over the next 3 years by 25% each year....
|NE||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12|
Changes the definition of general fund operating expenditures for purposes of the state aid formula. General fund operating expenditures will not include retirement incentive plans and staff development assistance. The exclusion of these items from general fun...
|VA||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Age-Appropriate Education Programs|
Creates optional age-appropriate education programs for students in grades K-5 who require guidance, supervision and discipline in a structured learning environment and who need to be redirected toward appropriate classroom decorum and acceptable personal beha...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Consolidation Authorization|
Authorizes counties with metropolitan governments in which principal city is not county seat to adopt consolidation plan for school systems with approval of governing body of metropolitan government and approval by all affected school boards. - Amends TCA Titl...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||District Web Pages|
Requires districts to establish web pages and then post relevant district information on that web page....
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Creation of New School Districts|
Creates a procedure for the creation of a school district by detachment....
|MD||Vetoed 04/2001||P-12||School District Contract Requirements|
Requires county board of education to draft specifications encouraging maximum competition in public school procurement contracts when advertising is required; prohibits specifications favoring a single prospective bidder or offerer....
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Regional Education Cooperatives|
Regional education cooperatives authorized by the state board may own, and have control and management over, buildings and land independent of the control division of the general services department; cooperatives shall submit budgets to the department of educa...
|MT||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||School District Budget Transfers|
Revises school district operating expense and purchasing laws by allowing a district to make transfers between different funds or between the final budget and a budget amendment; prohibits transfers from the general fund....
|MT||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||School District Sharing Agreements|
Expands the Interlocal Cooperation Act to allow school districts to share teachers, specialists, or superintendents....
|MT||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Opening or Reopening of Elementary Schools, Including Isolated Schools|
Revises the procedures for opening or reopening an elementary school; allows parents of at least two pupils to petition the trustees; lowers the required average number belonging to two; allows the trustees to open or reopen the school during the current schoo...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||The Disposition of Property by School Districts|
AN ACT TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING THE DISPOSITION OF PUBLIC PROPERTY BY PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL ENTITIES; TO RESTRICT THE DONATION OF SCHOOL PROPERTY TO RETIREES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||District Boundaries|
Repeals that the requirement that school districts consist of adjoining territory....
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Energy Contracts|
Allows any local governing body, school district or public institution of higher education to enter into energy performance-based contracts to significantly reduce energy and operating costs of a facility....
|NE||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Bus Inspections|
Changes provisions relating to inspection of pupil transportation vehicles....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Management Assistance Team|
Requires the County Office Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team to conduct a review, make recommendations, and provide technical assistance to streamline and improve the hiring process and related personnel system of a school district if the district m...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||School Building Safety|
Provides that plans and specifications for all school buildings in the State be submitted to local fire and law enforcement authorities....
|RI||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Breakfast Programs|
Requires all public schools to make a breakfast program available to students attending the school....
|NY||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Libraries|
Requires the Board of Regents to include in their annual report to the Governor and the Legislature on the schools of the state, information concerning school library expenditures and school library media specialist employment....
|NH||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||District Joint Maintenance Agreements|
Outlines procedures for the adoption of joint maintenance agreements; authorizes school districts which have entered into joint maintenance agreements to incur indebtedness by issuing notes or bonds subject to approval of the legislative bodies of the respecti...
|SC||Became law without governor's signature 06/2000||P-12||School Facilities|
Authorizes the Board of Education to acquire school buildings and other facilities relating to school district operations; allows this acquisition by means of a lease purchase agreement....
|VT||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Environmental Clearinghouse|
Provides for a school environmental health clearinghouse on the Department of Health's website; provides for the development of a model school environmental health policy; requires an annual audit of school buildings and grounds; requires a maintenance schedul...
|MS||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Master Lease Purchase Program|
Authorizes the Department of Finance and Administration to develop a master lease purchase program for equipment use by school districts....
|AL||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Cost-of-Living Salary Adjustments|
Provides an equivalent percent cost-of-living adjustment for certain public education employees with the beginning of the 2000-2001 fiscal year; requires a revision of the state salary matrix for certificated personnel; requires revisions of local salary sched...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Formula for Transportation Grants|
Makes certain adjustments to the formula for transportation grants to county boards of education; adjusts the time period for calculating increases in the grant amounts....
|IA||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Reorganization Study|
Directs the Department of Education to conduct a feasibility study of reorganization and sharing incentives for school districts....
|KY||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Annual Audits|
Requires the Auditor of Public Accounts to be responsible for an annual audit of the funds in each school district cooperative, school district consortium, school district corporation, and any other entity formed by school districts; provides the auditor may a...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Continuance/Discontinuance of a School|
Requires that a majority vote shall decide the election for continuance or discontinuance of school....
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Unification of Districts|
States that unification of a common school district and a high school district is not authorized if any of the high school district facilities owned by the new unified school district are not located within its boundaries; stipulates that only unifying school ...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Budget Year|
Repeals the requirement for school corporations to change to a July-June budget year; repeals the July-June budget year pilot project; changes the date back to September 20 for public hearings on proposed plans for school bus replacement and capital projects....
|NM||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12|
|Learning Center Districts|
This act provides for the establishment of "Learning Centers". These learning centers will be set-up by local Learning Center Districts and will work with established community colleges and universities to provide post-secondary education options throughout t...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Safe Transportation Systems|
Directs the Department of Education to promote strategies to assist school districts in providing a safe transportation system; directs the Department of Education to report on its effect to the Interim Joint Committee on Education by January 1, 2001....
|KY||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Libraries|
Requires each public elementary and secondary school to establish and maintain a school library media center that is staffed by a certified school media librarian; requires school council to consult with the school media librarian on matters pertaining to the ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||School District Size|
Relates to public education; requires the State Board of Education to conduct a study and make a report on whether there should be an optimum size for school districts based on student population; provides a mechanism for the creation of a new school district;...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Community Use of School Facilities, Property|
Amends the statute authorizing schools boards to permit the use of school property, under such conditions as will not impair the efficiency of the schools, to allows the school boards to authorize the division superintendent to permit the use of the school pro...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Planning Time|
Requires local school boards to ensure that elementary school teachers in their employment have at least 3 hours during the students' school week for planning time....
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2000||P-12||School District Regionalization|
Provides regionalization incentive aid for K-12 school districts with an enrollment greater than 10,000 pupils....