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From the ECS State Policy Database
Special Populations--Corrections Education


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State Status/Date Level Summary
DESigned into law 06/2014P-12Prison Education Unit
S.B. 20
Creates the Prison Education Unit under the Secretary of Education to provide education services for the Department of Corrections. Provides various teachers and other employees to the Prison Education Program. Defines qualifications, salaries, and duties of t...

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MISigned into law 06/2014P-12Discipline Academies
S.B. 644
Allows for a strict discipline academy to enroll individuals who are placed in a high-security or medium-security juvenile facility, mental health facility, or child caring institution that is operated by a private agency.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/docum...

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DEIssued 05/2014P-12Youth Re-Entry and Education Task Force
E.O. 45
Creates the youth re-entry education task force to examine educational opportunities offered to juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system and returning to the community and make recommendations to improve these opportunities. Mandates the task force to...

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OKSigned into law 04/2014P-12Performance Reporting of Students in the State's Custody
S.B. 1331
Requires the State Department of Education to provide for academic performance reporting of students enrolled in Oklahoma public schools that are in the State's custody. The academic
performance report is to include report card grades, student performance res...

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UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12Education of Persons in Custody of Utah Department of Corrections
S.B. 34 - Repeal of 53A-1-403.5, "Education of Persons in Custody of Utah Department of Corrections"
Effective July 2017, repeals 53A-1-403.5, Education of persons in custody of the Utah Department of Corrections -- Contracting for services -- Recidivism reduction plan -- Collaboration among state agencies. http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/sbillenr/SB0034.pdf...

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WASigned into law 03/2014P-12Educational Service Districts
H.B. 2276
Provides a definition for "school district," for purposes of state law related to residential education programs, to include an educational service district that has entered into an agreement to provide a program of education for residential school residents o...

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ORSigned into law 03/2014P-12State Funds for Education of Youths in Confinement
H.B. 4008
From analysis: This bill would revise the calculations of weighted average daily membership (ADMw) for the Youth Corrections Education and Juvenile Detention Programs. Currently, the ADMw for these programs change each year depending upon the number of individ...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12Literacy Programs in State Prisons
A.B. 494
From bill summary: Requires the department of corrections and rehabilitation to implement literacy programs that are designed to ensure that upon parole inmates are able to achieve specified goals. Requires the department to prepare an implementation plan and ...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12Career and Technical Education in Corrections Education
A.B. 1019
From bill analysis: Requires goals for career technical education to be set by the superintendent of correctional education. Establishes factors that are required to be considered when establishing a career technical education program, including the demand for...

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CASigned into law 08/2013P-12Juvenile Court Schools
A.B. 631
From legislative counsel's digest: Authorizes the county board of education to adopt and enforce a course of study that enhances instruction in mathematics and English language arts for pupils attending juvenile court schools, as determined by statewide assess...

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COSigned into law 05/2013P-12Improving School Attendance
H.B. 1021
Encourages each school district to establish attendance procedures for identifying chronically absent students, and to implement best practices and research-based strategies to improve the attendance of chronically absent students. Permits local attendance pol...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Educational Service Centers
S.B. 316 - Educational Service Centers
Repeals provision that if an educational service center governing board acquired, leased, purchased, or entered into a contract to purchase, lease, or sell office or classroom space, the board of county
commissioners has no obligation to provide and equip offi...

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AZSigned into law 05/2012P-12Juvenile Corrections Educational Opportunities
S.B. 1037
Requires Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) to assign each committed youth to an appropriate educational program in a secure care facility or other placement based on their individual treatment plan; Requires the ADJC to designate and assign eac...

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VTSigned into law 04/2012P-12Corrections Education
H.B. 613
Requires appointment of a Director of Corrections Education (rather than education supervisor) who is licensed as an administrator to serve as the superintendent of the Community High School of Vermont. Requires provision of a minimum course of study that incl...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Funding for Juvenile Justice Education Programs
H.B. 5101 - Funding for Juvenile Justice Education Programs
Calcifies the amount of state and local funding to which juvenile justice education programs are entitled.
Pages 18-20 of 41: http://myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h5101er.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=5101&Session=2012...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012pre-K-12Corrections Education
H.B. 12
From bill summary: Removes the state board of regents' responsibility for the education of persons in the custody of the Utah Department of Corrections. Directs the state office of education and Utah Department of Corrections to collaborate with the state boar...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Reauthorization of Corrections Education Programs
H.B. 289
From bill summary: Modifies the repeal date of Section 53A-1-403.5, which provides for certain educational programs for persons in custody of the Utah Department of Corrections, contracting for those services, a recidivism reduction plan, and which requires co...

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TXSigned into law 07/2011P-12Alternative Education
S.B. 1
Requires that a district located in a county with a population of 125,000 or less provide educational services to a student who is expelled from school. Permits the district to count the student in its average daily membership. Defines what may be considered a...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Exemption from Placement in Juvenile Justice Program
H.B. 592
From fiscal note: Exempts a county with a population of 125,000 or greater from the requirement that expelled students and students meeting other mandatory placement requirements be placed in a Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program (JJAEP). The parame...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Expulsion or Placement in Disciplinary Alternative Education
H.B. 968
Requires a student who receives deferred prosecution for, is found by a court or jury to have engaged in, or a superintendent or designee has a reasonable belief that a student has engaged in aggravated robbery to be removed from class and placed in a discipli...

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ORSigned into law 06/2011P-12Corrections Education
S.B. 22
Allows educational programs under Youth Corrections Education Program (YCEP) and Juvenile Detention Education Program (JDEP) to award high school diplomas and alternative certificates; implement assessment system; administer national assessment; participate in...

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TXBecame law without governor's signature 05/2011P-12Interagency Council for Addressing Disproportionality
S.B. 501
Establishes the Interagency Council for Addressing Disproportionality to: (1) Examine the level of disproportionate involvement of children who are racial/ethnic minorities at each stage in the juvenile justice, child welfare and mental health systems; (2) Exa...

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MDSigned into law 05/2011P-12Task Force to Study High School Dropout Rates of Persons in the Criminal Justice System
S.B. 755
Establishes the Task Force to Study High School Dropout Rates of Persons in the Criminal Justice System. Requires the task force to study high school dropout statistics of specified persons in the criminal justice system, obtain specified data, and make recomm...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011P-12Special Populations
S.B. 1256--Special Populations
Designates the definition of home school district for students who are wards of the state and enrolled in accommodation school at a juvenile detention center.
http://www.azleg.gov/legtest/50leg/1r/bills/sb1256s.pdf...

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MSSigned into law 04/2011P-12District Finance for Students In Corrections Facility
S.B. 2388
Authorizes the Mississippi Department of Education to develop and promulgate policies and procedures regarding financial reimbursements to the sponsoring school district from school districts that have students of record or compulsory-school-age residing in sa...

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MSSigned into law 03/2011P-12Alternative School Placement
H.B. 1178
Provides criteria for districts to make a determination on an individualized basis before placing compulsory-school-age children returning from out-of-home placement in the mental health, juvenile justice or foster care system into an alternative school.out-of...

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TXAdopted 02/2011P-12Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs
37 TAC 348.100, 101, 102, 104, 106, 108, 110, 112, 114, 116, 118, 120, 122, 124, 126, 128, 130, 132, 134, 136, 138, 200, 202, 204, 206
Establishes minimum operational, programmatic, and educational standards for juvenile justice alternative education programs. Section 348.202 provides for an annual performance evaluation, 348.204 provides for assessment reliability and safeguards, and 348.206...

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CASigned into law 10/2010P-12County Juvenile Court Schools
A.B. 1610 - County Juvenile Court Schools
From bill summary: Makes a county juvenile court school eligible to receive economic impact aid funding commencing with the 2010–11 fiscal year. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_1601-1650/ab_1610_bill_20101019_chaptered.pdf...

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RISigned into law 06/2010P-12Education of Youth in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems
H.R. 8109, S.R. 2872
Creates the Task Force on the Education of Children and Youth in the Care of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families. Directs the task force to make recommendations for:
     (1) Identifying challenges to ensuring the educational stability and success ...

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NHSigned into law 06/2010P-12
Postsec.
Incarcerated Special Education Students
S.B. 311
Requires each county correctional facility to designate one person to serve as the contact person for all matters related to special education for incarcerated inmates up to the age of 21. County correctional facilities will be monitored according to any inter...

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NHSigned into law 06/2010P-12
Postsec.
Committee to Study Education and Career Development Programs
H.B. 1177
Establishes a committee to study education and career development programs for youth and young adults in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2010/HB1177.html...

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COSigned into law 05/2010P-12Transition Back to School for At-risk Students
H.B. 1274
Concerns successful transitions back to the public school system for juveniles in out-of-home placement who have demonstrated behavior that is detrimental to the safety or welfare of themselves or others during the previous twelve months.
http://www.leg.state....

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COSigned into law 05/2010P-12Educational Services for Juveniles
S.B. 54
Concerns the provision of educational services for juveniles against whom charges have been filed in district court; requires a school district to provide educational services during the school year to a juvenile who is held, pending trial as an adult, in a ja...

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WISigned into law 05/2010P-12
Postsec.
Revenues to Support Educational Services for Inmates
A.B. 633
Permits counties to use the monies collected from jail surcharges for costs related to educational and medical services to inmates.
http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/AB-633.pdf...

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TNSigned into law 04/2010P-12Report to Include Programs Offered in Detention Facilities
S.B. 2198
Requires the Commissioner of Education to include a description of short and long-term educational programs that are
offered to juveniles in detention facilities and the number of juveniles served in the Commissioner's annual report.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/...

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KYSigned into law 04/2010Community CollegeTransfer of Employees from Two-Year System to Department of Corrections
H.B. 164
Effective July 2010, requires that Kentucky Community and Technical College System faculty and staff who provide educational services and support to inmates at institutions and who choose to become employees of the department of corrections be transferred to t...

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COSigned into law 03/2010Postsec.
Community College
Vocational Education at Correction Institutions
H.B. 1112
Adds vocational programs to the educational programs that are offered by the department of corrections pursuant to the Correctional Education Program Act of 1990; Amends an objective of the Act to ensure that every person in a correctional facility who has an ...

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VASigned into law 03/2010Postsec.
Community College
Notification Requirements
H.B. 107
Relates to adult students under the jurisdiction of the juvenile and domestic relations district courts. Clarifies that notification is to be given to the superintendents of school divisions when students of a certain age or older are charged with certain crim...

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INSigned into law 03/2010P-12Corrections Education
H.B. 1193
Relates to juvenile, education, and law enforcement matters; creates the law enforcement, school policing, and youth work group to be staffed and administered by the criminal justice institute; requires the work group to study and make specific recommendations...

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ILAdopted 11/2009P-12Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision
23 IAC 1.20, .30, .100, .240, .420, .465, .480, .510, .737
Partially from "Notice of Adopted Amendments" in Illinois Register (changes from this rulemaking but not listed below are technical in nature or echo recent changes in legislation):

Section 1.20: Revised to distinguish among the appropriate levels of sign-of...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12MRSA Prevention in Residential Schools and Juvenile Corrections Centers
H.B. 185
Creates the MRSA Prevention, Control, and Reporting Act to to improve the prevention of infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Establishes prevention, control, and reporting requirements for developmental centers, residential sch...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Corrections Education
H.B. 2623
Authorizes the Department of Corrections to grant a specified reduction in the term of incarceration of inmates who successfully complete educational program and obtain a high school diploma, a General Educational Development (GED) certificate, a certificate o...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Alternative Education
H.B. 1425
Existing policy requires a county with a population greater than 125,000 to develop a juvenile justice alternative education program. This provision adds that a county with a population greater than 125,000 is not required to develop a juvenile justice alterna...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Certain School Staff Salaries
H.B. 3646 - Sections 6-9
Sections 6 and 9: Beginning with the 2009-10 school year, requires each school district and each charter holder that operated an open-enrollment charter school as of January 1, 2009, to increase the monthly salary of each classroom teacher and specified non-in...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Virtual School and High School Allotments
H.B. 3646 - Sections 56 and 57
Section 56: Creates new sections 42.159 and 42.160. Section 42.159 provides that for each student who completes a semester-long electronic course that meets a high school graduation requirement and is provided through the state virtual school network as part o...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Virtual Courses for Corrections Ed. Students
H.B. 3646 - Section 94
Directs the investigate the feasibility of creating one or more series of courses to be provided through the state virtual school network that focus on the educational needs of students in alternative education settings, including students in disciplinary alte...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Serving Mentally Retarded Offenders
S.B. 643
New provision defines alleged offender resident as a person with mental retardation who is charged with or convicted of a criminal offense, or a child found to have engaged in delinquent conduct constituting a criminal offense. Establishes the Mexia State Supp...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Community College
Opportunity for GED Level of Proficiency for Inmates
H.B. 2047
Requires the Department of Corrections to establish a program to ensure that inmates have an opportunity to achieve at least a general educational development level of proficiency in reading, writing and computation skills (was grade 8 level in the past), to t...

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ORSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Community College
Corrections Education
H.B. 2490
Requires the Department of Corrections to provide a discharged inmate with verification of the inmate's work history while in the custody of the department, certification of any educational programs completed by the inmate, and certification of any treatment p...

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INSigned into law 05/2009P-12Board for the Coordination of Programs Serving Vulnerable Individuals
H.B. 1289 - Section 1
Creates the board for the coordination of programs serving vulnerable individuals to coordinate the delivery of services to vulnerable individuals in need of services; requires the Superintendent of the Department of Education or designee to serve on the board...

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COSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
College Programs for Inmates
H.B. 1264
Requires that costs associated with a college-level academic program for an inmate shall be borne by the inmate unless he or she receives financial aid or scholarships for the program.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2009a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/884C0DCA60E...

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KSSigned into law 04/2009P-12Corrections Education
H.B. 2001
Concerns a school district; in Atchison; relates to the number of pupils in the custody of the juvenile justice system and enrolled in school district 409. Chapter 2009-76
http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2010/2001.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Skills Training for Inmates
H.B. 1894
Requires the department of correction to provide skills training and educational opportunities for all inmates not serving a life sentence or a sentence for capital murder; makes attendance and completion of skills training or the reaching of educational thres...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Division of Youth Services
H.B. 1932
Requires the Division of Youth Services (DYS) to provide a system of education in residential youth services centers it operates according guidelines established by the Department of Education (DOE); requires the the DYS, with the support and assistance of the...

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GAAdopted 03/2009P-12Grant Programs
GAC 96-1-.01, .04, .05, .07
Establishes guidelines for the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Treatment grant program, the Abstinence Until Marriage grant program, the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant program, and the Caring Communities grant program.
Juvenile Delinquency Prevention ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Corrections Education
H.B. 100
Adds provision setting parameters for contracts between the department of corrections and community colleges to provide postsecondary education and training. Provides that if the community college declines to provide services or cannot meet reasonable contract...

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IDSigned by Governor 03/2009Community CollegeCorrections Education
S.B. 1018
Amends existing law relating to education to provide that the State Board for Professional-Technical Education shall prepare courses for prisoners held under the jurisdiction of the Department of Correction. Chapter 28
http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legisla...

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UTAdopted 11/2008P-12Corrections Education Programs
R277-735
Updates and aligns state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to corrections education programs. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-735.htm...

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CAVetoed 09/2008Postsec.Correctional education
S.B. 413
Requires the open course provisions in statute or regulations of the board of governors to be waived for any governing board of a community college district that provides classes for inmates in correctional facilities, including state facilities. Authorizes th...

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CASigned into law 09/2008P-12juvenile court schools
S.B. 1638
Encourages each county superintendent of schools or school district and county chief probation officer to enter into a memorandum of understanding or an equivalent mutual agreement to support a collaborative process for meeting the needs of wards of the court ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008P-12Residential Programs
S.B. 2042
Amends the School Code and the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Distinguishes funding provisions for students in residential programs who are not eligible for special education services and funding provisions for students with disabilities who are in residential pr...

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NHSigned into law 07/2008P-12Changes in Special Education Law
H.B. 766
Revises numerous statutes relating to special education; expands, updates, and clarifies definitions; expands the duties of the Department of Education; establishes duties of correctional facilities; provides for monitoring of special education programs and au...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12Status Offenders
H.B. 384
Defines "nonoffender" as a child alleged to be dependent, neglected, or abused and who has not been otherwise charged with a status or public offense. Specifies that "status offenses" by a minor include beyond the control of the school or parents, habitual tru...

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GAAdopted 02/2008P-12Residential Facility Grants
GAC 160-5-2-.06
Clarifies rules regarding the providing of grants to local units of administration and facilities serving eligible children, which are children who are in custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice or the Department of Human Resources. http://www.doe.k12.ga...

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ORAdopted 12/2007P-12Youth Care Centers
OAR 581-015-2595
Allows students in youth care centers operated by public and private agencies to receive educational services. OREGON 28728...

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CAVetoed 10/2007P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Corrections Education
A.B. 1049
Requires the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to establish reentry programs for parolees between 16 and 23 years of age to assist in community reintegration upon discharge from detention. Provides the programs would include construction training, a...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12GED
S.B. 1391
Provides that when the subject of a parole or mandatory supervised release is in compliance with all conditions of his or her parole or mandatory supervised release, the subject shall receive a reduction of the period of his or her parole or mandatory supervis...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Corrections Job Training
H.B. 648
Appropriates funds for a study of the job training programs available for incarcerated inmates.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/HTML/H648v0.html...

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LASigned into law 06/2007P-12Project Return Post-Release Skills Program for Recently Released Offenders
S.B. 308
Authorizes the department of labor to establish or to contract with service providers or community service organizations to establish a comprehensive project return post-release skills program for recently released offenders. Establishes the goals and objectiv...

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ORSigned into law 06/2007P-12Education in Youth Care Centers
S.B. 216
Establishes that every child at a youth care center, whether privately or publicly operated, is entitled to receive appropriate education suited to the needs of the child in the least restrictive environment in which the child can function until the child is n...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12Placement of Foster and Juvenile Court Students
S.B. 330
Provides that a student who is placed in a foster family home or the home of a relative or other unlicensed caretaker may attend school in either the school corporation in which the home is located or in the school corporation in which the student has legal se...

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ORSigned into law 03/2007Community CollegeCorrectional Education
S.B. 189
Abolishes Corrections Education Advisory Committee; requires Administrator of Correctional Education to administer adult basic skills development program rather than functional literacy program for individuals in custody of Department of Corrections. Specifies...

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MSSigned into law 03/2007P-12Educational Services in Juvenile Detention Facilities
S.B. 2818
Requires detention center staff to notify school district officials where the detainee last attended school by the first school day following the student's placement in the facility. Amends responsibilities of youth court judges, local districts, detention cen...

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VASigned into law 03/2007Postsec.
Community College
Inmate Internet & Videoconferencing Postsecondary Education
S.B. 953
Requires the Department of Corrections to provide access to postsecondary education opportunities for incarcerated individuals via the Internet or videoconferencing technology. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+SB953ER...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Online Corrections Education
H.B. 3191
Allows the Board of Correctional Education to develop programs to provide restricted Internet access to online secondary education or adult education and literacy programs leading to a diploma or the General Education Development (GED) program and testing. htt...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Identifying Prisoners with Learning Disabilities
H.B. 2625
Requires the Superintendent of the Department of Correctional Education, in cooperation with the Department of Corrections, to create a system for identifying prisoners with learning disabilities. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HB2625ER...

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VASigned into law 02/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Raises Correction Education Literacy Program Standards
H.B. 2627
Raises the standard for the Department of Correctional Education Literacy Program from the eighth grade level to the twelfth grade or GED level; requires the program to include a strategic plan for encouraging enrollment in college or an accredited vocational ...

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VASigned into law 02/2007P-12
Community College
Correctional Education Board Ex Officio Members
H.B. 2628
Modifies the ex officio membership of the Board of Correctional Education by removing the chairman of the Virginia Parole Board and adding the Assistant Superintendent for Special Education & Student Services in the Department of Education and the Chancellor o...

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VASigned into law 02/2007Postsec.
Community College
Inmate Online Higher Education
H.B. 2041
Empowers the Department of Corrections to develop programs for restricted Internet access to online higher education courses by incarcerated persons. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HB2041ER...

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OKAdopted 12/2006P-12Education Services for Incarcerated Students
OAC 210:10-1-13
Requires that:
(1)    Each school district in the state with a city, county, or state jail within the district's boundaries shall designate an employee or employees of the school district who will be responsible for overseeing the educational services to eligi...

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WVRule Adoption 07/2006P-12Juvenile Institutional Education Programs Standards
Title 126, Series 53
Establishes high quality standards for juvenile institutional education programs under the governance of the West Virginia Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Schools. These standards are not applicable to education programs in juvenile detentio...

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VARule Adoption 07/2006P-12Student Reenrollment Plans
8 VAC 20-660-10 thru -40
Provides a structured procedure for reenrollment of students into the public school system when they have been in the custody of the juvenile justice system and receiving instruction through the Department of Correctional Education. Establishes a process for ...

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UTAdopted 06/2006P-12Education Programs Serving Youth in Custody
R277-709
Provides the Utah Coordinating Council for Youth in Custody and the Utah State Office of Education the ability to reserve funds from Youth in Custody appropriations for statewide coordination of professional development, electronic educational services, data c...

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GAAdopted 06/2006P-12Grant Programs
GAC 96-1-.01, .02, .04, .05
Clarifies rules regarding grants for juvenile delinquency prevention and treatment, Title V prevention, abstinence education and juvenile accountability block grants.

96-1-.01 Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Treatment: http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/docs/9...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12Juvenile Offenders
H.B. 187
Provides for incentive wages and work programs for juvenile defendants; provides that the office of youth developoment has control over all aspects of juvenile offender training and education; provides that juvenile offenders may be compensated for work perfor...

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LASigned into law 05/2006P-12Inmate Treatment and Rehabilitation Programs
H.B. 377
Provides with respect to treatment programs for inmates; encourages voluntary participation by inmates in certified treatment and rehabilitation programs, including but not limited to basic education, job skills training, values development and faith-based ini...

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ILSigned into law 05/2006P-12GED Incentives
S.B. 2320
Eliminates the provision that the additional good conduct credit awarded to a prisoner who passes the high school level Test of General Educational Development (GED) while the prisoner is incarcerated applies only if the prisoner receives a GED certificate. Pr...

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GASigned into law 05/2006P-12Corrections Education
S.B. 618
Changes provisions to the Quality Basic Education Act; changes certain provisions relating to eligibility of enrollment for children in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice or the Department of Human Resources. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2...

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MSSigned into law 04/2006P-12Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Act of 2006
H.B. 199
Creates the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Act of 2006, part of the act creates a committee to determine what entity should be responsible for providing the educational services within detention centers to ensure that detained youth receive adequate education...

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VASigned into law 03/2006P-12
Postsec.
Verification of Completion of Educational Programs
H.B. 691
Requires the Director of the Department of Corrections to provide each prisoner with certain documents upon discharge, including verification of the prisoner's work history while in custody and certification of all educational and treatment programs completed ...

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ILSigned into law 11/2005P-12Department of Juvenile Justice
S.B. 92
Amends various Acts to create the Department of Juvenile Justice from the Juvenile Division of the Department of Corrections. Transfers personnel, books, records, property and appropriations. Transfers the Department of Corrections school district to the Depar...

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GAAdopted 10/2005P-12Case Management Consultation for Agency-Placed Transfer Students
GAC 160-4-8-.17
Establishes rules regarding case management consultation for agency-placed transfer students to provide necessary transition services for students who are placed by the Department of Human Resources or the Department of Juvenile Justice in new schools. AGENCY ...

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ILVetoed 08/2005P-12GED Incentive Program for Prisoners
S.B. 326
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the rules and regulations for the early release of a prisoner on account of good conduct shall also provide that an additional 60 days of good conduct credit shall be awarded to any prisoner who passes the ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Credit for GED
H.B. 611
Provides that the rules and regulations for the early release of a prisoner on account of good conduct shall also provide that an additional 60 days of good conduct credit shall be awarded to any prisoner who earns a high school diploma or passes the high scho...

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TXSigned into law 06/2005P-12
Community College
Reducing Recidivism
H.B. 2837
Goal is to ensure that programs such as GED and ESL are integrated with an applied vocational context leading to employment. Improves coordination between partner agencies so ex-offenders receive professional certification and licensing along with educational ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Youth Services and Educational Law
S.B. 1015
Amends the Youth Services Act and the Education law. Requires health care providers to send the division of youth services all medical and health information on a committed juvenile, including individually identifiable health information needed for the divisio...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12Juvenile Achievement Information
H.B. 1789
Places upon the Department of Correctional Education the primary duty of transferring academic, career and technical education and related achievement information to local school boards when children are returned to the community from the Department of Juvenil...

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UTSigned into law 03/2005Community CollegeTelephone Surcharge for Education and Training Programs
H.B. 234
Creates a restricted account within the General Fund called the Prison Telephone Surcharge Account; deposits money generated from surcharges on pay telephones located at state correctional facilities into the account; specifies the money in the account may be ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2005P-12Corrections School District
S.B. 191
Changes Department of Correction School District to Corrections School System. Expands students eligible for system inclusion to those on probation and parole or any type of post prison release or transfer who are not high school graduates, irrespective of age...

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FLSigned into law 12/2004P-12Juvenile Detention
S.B. 4A
Revises apportionment of certain costs between counties and state of providing detention care for juveniles; deletes requirement requiring withholding a portion of county funds if county remits to state less than amount required; deletes provisions relating to...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12
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Community College
Prison Education Reform Act
A.B. 1914
Establishes the Prison Education Reform Act. Changes the position of Superintendent of Correctional Education to the Deputy Director of Correctional Education, to report directly to the Director of Corrections. Requires deputy director to oversee and administe...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Wards: Education
S.B. 449
Requires a court to take the educational needs of a minor into consideration when determining the disposition of the minor or when making any other orders related to the care and detention of the minor. Requires a probation officer's social study to include a ...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Prisoners Rehabilitation
S.B. 1399
Requires each person who becomes subject to the Department of Corrections on or after January 1, 2006, with the exception of inmates serving a sentence of imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole or who are sentenced to death, to be evaluated wi...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Crime
A.B. 854
Encourages the Department of Corrections to give priority enrollment in programs, including educational programs, designated to rehabilitate nonviolent, first time offenders, to promote successful return to the community to an inmate with a short remaining ter...

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CASigned into law 06/2004P-12Ex-Offender Literacy Act
A.B. 1901
Creates the Ex-Offender Literacy Act that states the success of a pilot program requiring an adult convicted of a nonviolent or nonserious offense to participate in a program designed to assist the person obtain the equivalent of a 12th grade education as a co...

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FLSigned into law 06/2004P-12Juvenile Justice Education
H.B. 1989
Relates to juvenile justice education; increases percentage of Florida Education Finance Program funding generated by students in juvenile justice programs which must be spent on instructional costs; requires school districts to provide GED exit option for suc...

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FLBecame law without governor's signature 05/2004P-12
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Community College
Education Funding
H.B. 1867
Relates to education funding; requires school districts to establish certain policies and procedures regarding lottery fund enhancements; provides tax credit cap for contributions to nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations; prohibits use of funds for lab s...

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TNSigned into law 04/2004P-12
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Community College
Department Of Corrections
S.B. 2663
Directs the Department of Corrections, in conjunction with Department of Personnel, to study the issue of education and employment for persons convicted of non-violent criminal offenses; Such study must also include measures that need to be taken to increase e...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Parenting Programs
S.B. 98
Requires the Department of Correctional Education to arrange for noncustodial parent offenders committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections to be afforded the opportunity to participate in pre- and post- release parenting programs that include par...

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VASigned into law 03/2004P-12Compulsory School Attendance
S.B. 404
Excuses from compulsory school attendance requirements persons 16 through 18 years of age who are housed in adult correctional facilities and who are actively pursuing a general education development certificate but who are not enrolled in an individual studen...

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WYSigned into law 03/2004P-12Education for Detained Children
S.B. 80
Specifies responsibility of the Department of Education for education programs and services available to children detained and placed by court; clarifies the role of school districts; requires use of Medicaid funds to the extent available; authorizes school he...

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CAVetoed 10/2003P-12
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Prison Education Reform
A.B. 1219
Establishes the Robert E. Burton Correctional Education Board within the Department of Corrections. Requires the board to approve education programs in correctional institutions and adopt rules and regulations for the admission of inmate students to these prog...

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NVSigned into law 05/2003P-12Incarcerated Persons
S.B. 317
Requires the department of education to adopt regulations that establish a statewide program of education for incarcerated persons and to coordinate with and assist school districts in operating programs of education for incarcerated persons; creates the fund ...

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MDSigned into law 05/2003P-12Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program
H.B. 490
Makes juvenile justice alternative education pilot program a permanent, non-pilot program. Specifies that the juvenile justice alternative education program is for students who are suspended, expelled, identified as candidates for being suspended or expelled,...

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INSigned into law 05/2003P-12
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Retroactive Credit For Earning A Degree In Prison
S.B. 482
Allows a prisoner to receive additional credit time for a diploma or degree completed before July 1, 1999, if the prisoner has a good conduct record since the completion of the diploma or degree, unless the prisoner has been convicted of certain sex crimes and...

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KSSigned into law 04/2003P-12Definition of Juvenile Detention Facility
S.B. 82
Modifies definition of juvenile detention facility to clarify that such shall not be a jail and may include specified treatment facilities. http://www.kslegislature.org/enrollbills/approved/2003/82.pdf...

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TXRule Adoption 03/2003P-12Multi-problem Children & Youth
37 TAC 349.69 thru 349.72
Proposes rules concerning Memoranda of Understanding, with regard to coordinated services for multi-problem children and youth and transition planning for students receiving special education services. TEXAS REG 85090 (SN)...

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NDSigned into law 03/2003P-12Incarcerated Students with Disabilities
H.B. 1080
Definition of a student with disabilities includes a student aged 18 through 21 who is incarcerated in an adult correctional facility and who, in the last educational placement prior to incarceration, was identified as being a student with a disability and did...

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NYVetoed 07/2002P-12Transition of Students from Correctional Facilities
S.B. 1893
Provides that correctional facilities shall coordinate the enrollment of a consenting child in the transitional program for post release services of the school district in which the facility is located; provides that the school district's transitional program ...

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DESigned into law 06/2002P-12Special Education Services for Inmates Ages 18-21
S.B. 391
Requires the Department of Education to continue to provide funding for a portion of the education costs associated with prison inmates aged 18 to 21 years who qualify for special education. http://www.legis.state.de.us/LIS/LIS141.NSF/vwLegislation/...

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KSSigned into law 06/2002P-12Funding for At-Risk Preschoolers and Pupils in Juvenile Detention Facilities
H.B. 2094
Increases number of preschool-aged at-risk pupils to be counted for participation in Head Start programs; adds Clarence M. Kelley Transitional Living Center and King's Achievement Center to list of facilities defined as juvenile detention facilities; states th...

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AZSigned into law 06/2002P-12Funds for Prisoner Instruction
H.B. 2708
Permits the expenses of prisoner instruction related to vocational education, job training, parenting and alcohol and other drug use treatment classes to be paid through a revolving fund. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/legtext/45leg/2r/laws/0328.htm...

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MDSigned into law 04/2002P-12Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Pilot Program
S.B. 304
Authorizes the State Board of Education or a county board of education to enter into a certain partnership with the county's circuit court judges to oversee the juvenile justice alternative education pilot program. http://mlis.state.md.us/2002rs/bills/sb/sb030...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Educational Services for Incarcerated Youth
H.B. 145
Shortens the detention period of a child charged with a public offense; relates to inspection of juvenile detention facilities; relates to transportation of children; relates to transfer of children; relates to medical care and education of children; relates t...

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IDSigned into law 03/2002P-12Special education services for correctional facility inmates
H.B. 398
SPECIAL EDUCATION-Amends existing law to revise eligibility requirements for special education services provided to adult correctional facility inmates who are between eighteen and twenty-one years of age....

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NYSigned into law 12/2001P-12Educational Services to Troubled Youth
S.B. 4028
Provides for making educational services available to certain persons in youth shelters; defines youth shelter as a facility which receives funding from the State Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives and serves youths in a residential program wh...

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ORSigned into law 06/2001P-12Funding for Education of Detained Juveniles
H.B. 3619
Specifies method of funding education programs for juveniles in detention facilities; provides for teacher transfers when juvenile detention education program responsibilities are transferred to another school district or education school service district....

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TXSigned into law 06/2001P-12Discipline of Special Education Students
S.B. 189
Relates to school district disciplinary action against a student with a disability who receives special education services. Any disciplinary action regarding a student with a disability who receives special education services that would constitute a change in...

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MDSigned into law 05/2001P-12Summer Programs for Students in Correctional Facilities
H.B. 892
Creates the Summer Opportunity Pilot Program of the Department of Juvenile Justice in selected counties; creates purpose; creates nonlapsing fund to finance the program; creates a funding mechanism and procedures for holding moneys; requires a county board of ...

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WVSigned into law 05/2001P-12Corrections Education
H.B. 3192
Allows good-time credit for obtaining a GED or high school diploma in jail....

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IDSigned into law 03/2001P-12Year-Round Education for Juveniles in Detention
H.B. 292
Provides for year-round schooling of juveniles placed in county juvenile centers....

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OHSigned into law 12/2000P-12Juvenile Corrections Education
S.B. 115
Requires that prisoners in the custody of the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction participate in educational programs; requires that children who are committed to the Department of Youth Services work toward earning a high school diploma; limits design...

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12State Corrections Education Program
S.B. 1845
Establishes the Correctional Education Board within the Department of Corrections. Provides that the board would be composed of 15 members, appointed as specified. Requires the board, among other duties and responsibilities, to approve education programs in co...

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FLSigned into law 05/2000P-12Juvenile Corrections Education
S.B. 2464
Provides for school district systems to provide instructional personnel at certain juvenile justice programs. requires the provision of educational instruction to youth detained in certain facilities; requires Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of ...

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MESigned into law 04/2000P-12Juvenile Corrections Education
H.B. 1872
(LD 2608) Requires juvenile correctional educational programs and schools to receive annual approval by the Department of Education; amends the membership, duties, meeting and reporting requirements of the policy review council; establishes a task force to stu...

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AZSigned into law 04/2000P-12Literacy Requirement
H.B. 2374
Relates to prisoners; requires the achievement of functional literacy at the 8th grade level for prisoners to be eligible for community supervisions; requires an inmate who passes the grade eight literacy test but does not have a high school diploma to obtain ...

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MDSigned into law 04/2000P-12Education of Delinquent or Detained Youth
S.B. 39
Establishes that specified facilities for delinquent or detained youth are established and operated by the Department of Juvenile Justice and are considered places of confinement for diagnosis, care, training, education, and rehabilitation of children who need...

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VASigned into law 03/2000P-12Corrections Education
H.B. 53
Provides that teacher staffing ratios for regional or local detention homes will be based on a ratio of one teacher for every twelve beds based on the capacity of the facility, however, if the previous year's average daily attendance exceeds this bed capacity,...

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