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


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State Status/Date Level Summary
NVSigned into law 06/2011P-12Small Learning Communities
S.B. 365
Makes requirements imposed by statute on school districts and public schools to adopt a pilot program to provide a program of small learning communities in certain middle schools, junior high schools and high schools; extending the effective date for the imple...

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NCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011P-12Principal Employment in Small Schools
H.B. 200 - Principal Employment in Small Schools
Page 52 of 342: Provides that a school created after July 1, 2011 with fewer than 100 students in final average daily membership is not entitled to 12 months of employment for a principal. Page 52 of 342: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/PDF/H200...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12School Structure
S.B. 1185
AN ACT AMENDING TITLE 15, CHAPTER 4, ARTICLE 3, Arizona Revised Statutes, BY ADDING SECTION 15-447.01; amending sections 15-901 and 15-2002, Arizona Revised Statutes. Enables a common school district to offer instruction in grade nine on the condition that the...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Center for Creativity and Innovation
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.82
**No funds allocated in the current budget for this center, according to the DOE's H.B. 1 summary document http://www.education.ohio.gov/GD/DocumentManagement/DocumentDownload.aspx?DocumentID=71635**

Authorizes the state superintendent to create the center f...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Small School Designation
S.B. 441
Provides that a school may qualify as a small high school only if the school was not part of a high school that divided or otherwise reorganized into multiple high schools in the same city; provides for the distribution of the State School Fund to school distr...

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NVSigned into law 05/2007P-12High School Reform
A.B. 212
Provides for high school reform. Requires the board of trustees of each school district to adopt a policy for each public school of the school district in which ninth grade pupils are enrolled, to develop a 4-year academic plan for each of those pupils. Requir...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Florida Secondary School Redesign Act
H.B. 7087 - Section 19
Defines secondary schools as those serving grades 6-12. Specifies that the following guiding principles must be used in the annual preparation of each secondary school's improvement plan:

(a) Struggling students, especially those in failing schools, need th...

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UTAdopted 03/2005P-12Promoting Moderately Sized Schools
H.C.R. 1
Concurrent resolution of the legislature and the governor encourages local school boards, to the extent feasible, to build more moderately sized, simple, community-based neighborhood schools; urges the State Office of Education to foster research on innovative...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12School Facilities: New Construction and Modernization
A.B. 1465
Amends the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act relating to funding for construction of small high schools. Provides for adjustments of new construction grants on a pilot program basis for small high schools meeting certain criteria. Reduces local matching fu...

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

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12
Postsec.
Education Code Re-Write: Small Schools
S.B. 20E
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...

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NVSigned into law 05/2001P-12Smaller Schools Plan for Clark County
S.B. 311
Requires Clark County School District to establish a special planning committee to plan for the construction of smaller schools; requires the board to report to the Legislative Committee on Education concerning the activities of the special planning committee....

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