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State Status/Date Level Summary
MNP-12Staffing for Student Support Services
H.F. 630
Requires the commissioner of education to develop and submit to the legislature recommendations for providing access to licensed student support services, including school counselors, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and mental health professionals, thro...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12District and School Group Purchasing for Materials and Supplies
H.B. 690
Defines "school district purchasing cooperative". Authorizes any public school district or public school to participate in a school district purchasing cooperative for the purchase of materials, equipment, and supplies through contracts submitted to the school...

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IASigned into law 03/2014P-12Whole Grade Sharing and Reorganization Incentives
S.F. 2056
From the fiscal note: Currently, school districts that participate in whole grade sharing and jointly adopt a resolution to study reorganization are eligible to receive supplementary weighting of up to 0.1 per student for
three years. Additionally, if the sch...

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IASigned into law 03/2014P-12Fiscal Incentives for Shared Operational Functions
H.F. 2271
Modifies the current shared operational functions supplementary weighting provision to change the weighting structure to provide funding on a per function basis and caps the level of totaling weighting at 21.0 per district. Additionally, this Bill requires the...

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INSigned into law 03/2014P-12Charter Schools and School District Compacts
H.B. 1063
Allows a charter school and school corporation (district) to enter into a compact under which: (1) the school corporation or charter school will provide goods, facilities, services, or other consideration to each other, and (2) the charter school allows the sc...

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OHSigned into law 03/2014P-12Amending Straight A Program
H.B. 342
2013 H.B. 59 created the Straight A program to provide competitive grants to districts and specified other entities for projects intended to achieve advancement in one or more goals, including student achievement, spending reduction in the five-year fiscal for...

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MESigned into law 05/2013P-12Regional School Units & Capital Construction
H.P. 335
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...

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WVSigned into law 05/2013P-12Schools Operated by Multiple Districts
H.B. 3160
Relates to joint establishment, maintenance and operation of school by two or more adjoining counties. Requiring formal agreement for apportionment of acquisition costs. Provides for joint governing partnership board pilot initiative. Establishes limitations a...

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IASigned into law 04/2013P-12Shared Operational Fundations
H.F. 472
From the fiscal note: Creates new supplementary weighting provisions for shared optional functions. Maintains and expands the current list of shared operational functions that are eligible for the supplementary weighting. School districts and area education ag...

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MTSigned into law 03/2013P-12Multiple District Cooperatives
S.B. 291
Revises law related to multiple district cooperatives. Requires agreements to include provisions for dissolution of the cooperative, including the conditions under which dissolution may occur and the disposition of any remaining funds that had been transferred...

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ARAdopted 07/2012pre-K-12Rules 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 ...

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PASigned into law 06/2012P-12Open Campus Initiatives
H.B. 1901 - Sections 1501-G through 1508-G
New Article XV-G authorizes open campus initiatives between school districts. Defines as a cooperative agreement between districts which allows students to participate in courses not currently available in their resident district. Courses offered can be delive...

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MNSigned into law 05/2012P-12Joint School District Pilot Program
S.F. 946
Establishes a five-year pilot project to allow groups of school districts to collaborate in providing innovative education programs and activities and sharing district resources.

Directs groups of two or more interested school districts to collaborate with sc...

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MASigned into law 03/2012P-12Accountability and Oversight of Education Collaboratives
S.B. 2105
Defines an education collaborative as a written agreement to provide shared programs and services, including instructional, administrative, facility, community or any other services entered into by two or more school committees of cities, towns and regional sc...

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IASigned into law 07/2011P-12Regional Academies
H.F. 645 - Multiple Sections
Amends regional academies. Intead of serving 9-12th grade student, such academies are allowed to serve 7th-12-grade students. Authorizes a district establishing a regional academy to collaborate and partner with, enter into an agreement or contract with one or...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Educational 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...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Cooperative Educational Programs at Community Schools
H.B. 153 - Cooperative Educational Programs at Community Schools
Permits community schools to enter into agreements for joint or cooperative establishment and operation of any educational program. Provides that except as otherwise provided in 3321.01(H), no fees or tuition may be charged for students participating in the pr...

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TNSigned into law 06/2011P-12Collaboration, City and District Operations
S.B. 1602
Permits a city and a special school district with coterminous boundaries to specify by contract that city funding for the district shall be used half for district operations and half for issuance of bonds and, upon agreement of the city legislative body and th...

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NVSigned into law 05/2011P-12Shared Services
A.B. 551
Requires the board of trustees of each school district in this state to assess the feasibility of sharing services, functions and
personnel with other school districts of this state.This bill also authorizes a school district to join in the contract of anothe...

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OKSigned into law 05/2011P-12School Consolidation Assistance Fund
H.B. 2115
Allows expenditure from School Consolidation Assistance Fund to school districts that have entered into a mutual contract for a superintendent; establishes amount of assistance, including maximum. Total assistance paid over three years from the School Consoli...

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MTSigned into law 05/2011P-12Revenues, Shared Services, Reporting
S.B. 329
Excerpts from the fiscal note: SB 329, as amended, increases the basic and per-ANB entitlements for K-12 public schools by 1.1% in FY 2012 and by 0.63% in FY 2013. The bill eliminates the 0.76% growth factor on school block grants after FY 2011 and retains oil...

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NDSigned into law 05/2011P-12Regional Education Associations
S.B. 2150 - Multiple Provisions
Rewrites approval requirements and core services requirements. Requires regional education association to offer coordination and facilitation of professional development activities for teachers and administrators; supplementation of technology support services...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12School Boards May Jointly Purchase Employee Health Insurance
H.B. 5424
Allows two or more boards of education to jointly purchase health insurance for their employees. http://www.cga.ct.gov/2010/ACT/Pa/pdf/2010PA-00174-R00HB-05424-PA.pdf...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Boards of Education Cooperative Arrangement
H.B. 5336
Establishes a grant in fiscal year 2012 to any municipality whose board of education makes a cooperative arrangement with at least one other board of education to provide school transportation that results in a savings in fiscal year 2011. The grant is in addi...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Sharing of Real Property and Buildings
A.B. 1080
Authorizes a school district to enter into leases and agreements relating to real property and buildings to be used jointly by the district and a local government agency. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_1051-1100/ab_1080_bill_20091011_chaptered...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Learning Environments Demonstrating Innovation
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.50, 3306.51, 3306.52, 3306.53, 3306.54, 3306.55, 3306.56, 3306.57 and 3306.58
Partially from the DOE summary of H.B. 1: Establishes the Harmon Commission to designate, upon application, individual classrooms as creative learning environments. Provides that designation as a creative learning environment must be based on a determination t...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Taxing District to Jointly Fund Special Education Services
H.B. 1 - Section 3313.83
Authorizes two or more school boards in a county with a population greater than 1,200,000 to create a regional student education district (special taxing district) to fund special education and behavioral health services for students and their immediate famili...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12State Funds and Educational Service Centers, Joint Educational Programs
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.21 and 3306.22
Section 3306.21: Provides that nothing shall be construed to limit the authority of a district, charter school or STEM school to contract with an educational service center for the provision of any services calculated and paid for under the school funding form...

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MESigned into law 05/2009P-12Regional Education Cooperatives
H.B. 724
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 ...

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MTSigned into law 04/2009P-12Sharing Superintendents and Principals
S.B. 173
Clarifies the ability of school districts to share superintendents and principals....

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NMSigned into law 04/2009P-12Regional Education Cooperatives
H.B. 197
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.
http://nmlegis.gov/Sessions/09%...

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SDSigned into law 03/2009P-12shared services
S.B. 140
Allows school districts to enter into contractual agreements with school boards of other school districts to provide for the whole-grade sharing of students among participating districts.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bills/SB140ENR.pdf...

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CORule Adoption 09/2008P-12Regional 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...

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COSigned into law 05/2008P-12Regional Service Cooperatives
S.B. 38
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 ...

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MISigned into law 09/2007P-12School District Shared Services
H.B. 4592
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...

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IASigned into law 05/2007P-12Sharing and Efficiency of Operations
S.F. 447
Reinstates whole grade sharing incentives and reorganization incentives. Creates operational sharing incentives; Mandates a statewide study of efficiencies and sharing to be provided to the Legislature by January 2008. Provides additional weighting for distric...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Education Efficiency and Improvement Plan
H.B. 2792 - Section 31
Directs the institute for tomorrow's workforce to develop an Iowa education efficiency and improvement plan, the goal of which is to establish a new educational delivery system. Directs the institute, in developing the plan, to address issues concerning the a...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Education Efficiency and Improvement Plan
H.B. 2792 - Section 31
Directs the institute for tomorrow's workforce to develop an Iowa education efficiency and improvement plan, the goal of which is to establish a new educational delivery system. Directs the institute, in developing the plan, to address issues concerning the a...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12School 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 ...

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VASigned into law 04/2006P-12Shared Vehicles
H.B. 1582
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...

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MESigned into law 04/2006P-12District 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...

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MTSigned into law 05/2005P-12Allow off-site educational services
S.B. 224
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public School Academic Facilities Funding
H.B. 2508
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...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Study of Education Service Cooperatives
H.B. 2645
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...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Administratively Consolidated School Districts
H.B. 1177
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...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12School District Administrative Consolidation
H.B. 1161
Provides administrative consolidation assistance to school districts that administratively consolidate. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1161.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 05/2003P-12Governance of School Districts
S.B. 216
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...

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MTSigned into law 05/2001P-12School District Sharing Agreements
S.B. 394
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 ...

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MTSigned into law 05/2001P-12School District Sharing Agreements
H.B. 108
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 ...

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MTSigned into law 04/2001P-12School District Sharing Agreements
S.B. 182
Expands the Interlocal Cooperation Act to allow school districts to share teachers, specialists, or superintendents....

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