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From the ECS State Policy Database
School/District Structure/Operations--District Size


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
MDSigned into law 05/2014P-12State Grants for LEAs with Declining Student Enrollment
H.B. 814/S.B. 534
Requires the state to provide grants to local boards of education for fiscal years 2015-2017 if student enrollment is less than 5,000 or is declining. http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2014RS/chapters_noln/Ch_516_hb0814T.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011P-12School District Realignment and Consolidation Commission
H.B. 1216
Establishes the School District Realignment and Consolidation Commission. Provides the purpose of the commission is to make recommendations to the governor and general assembly on the number of school districts in the state, the optimal amount of enrollment fo...

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SDSigned into law 03/2011P-12District Reorganization
H.B. 1093
Revise the criteria used to exempt certain school districts from the requirement to reorganize. Section amended to read:
After July 1, 2007, if the fall enrollment of any school district that is not sparse falls to 100 or below, the school district is to prepa...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12Services to Homeschooled Children and Funding for Small Districts
H.B. 2040
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 ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2000P-12School District Size
H.B. 22
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;...

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