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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
PAAdopted 10/2014P-12District Audit
H.R. 1061
A Resolution urging the Auditor General, with the assistance of the City Controller of Philadelphia, to conduct a forensic audit of the School District of Philadelphia to provide a greater degree of transparency into the district's finances, particularly the e...

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LAPassed 06/2014P-12Study of Problems of Large School Systems
H.R. 123
Requests that the house education committee study issues raised by legislation proposed during the 2014 Regular Session and prior sessions relative to certain large school systems. Requests a report prior to the 2015 legislative session. http://www.legis.la.go...

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OHSigned into law 07/2013P-12Requires Independent Auditor in Large, Urban Districts
H.B. 167
Requires a qualifying school district (one that has an average daily membership of greater than 60,000 and is located in a city with a population of greater than 700,000)
to create the position of "independent auditor" to be responsible for the district's int...

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NYIssued 04/2012P-12Establishing the New NY Education Reform Commission
E.O. No. 44
Establishes the New NY Education Reform Commission to provide guidance and advice to the governor on education policy, performance, and innovation. Directs the commission to study the best national and international public education models and best practices t...

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ILAdopted 03/2012P-12Equal Funding for All Chicago Students
H.R. 843
Urges the administration of the Chicago Public School District to allocate equal funding for each student, regardless of where that student attends school.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/97/HR/PDF/09700HR0843lv.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 11/2009P-12Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force
H.B. 363
Requires the establishment of a Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force in order to ensure that school facility-related decisions are made with the input of the parents, teachers and community residents, and reflect educationally sound and fiscally responsib...

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OHAdopted 10/2009P-12"Teacher Leader" and "Urban Principal" Endorsements
OAC 3301-24-05
Adds new paragraph regarding the "teacher leader" endorsement. Provides endorsement is valid for mentoring and coaching teachers, providing staff development and assisting the principal in developing and supporting a shared vision and clear goals for the schoo...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Chicago School Finance Authority
S.B. 235
Provides that upon the abolition of the Chicago School Finance Authority, all of its rights and property shall pass to and be vested in the Chicago Board of Education. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/SB/PDF/09600SB0235lv.pdf...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12Duties of a Superintendent
H.B. 306
Makes provisions relative to certain duties of a local public school superintendent, including but not limited to serving as school board secretary, applicable to Orleans Parish by removing certain exceptions, prohibitions and alternative requirements. http://...

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NJAdopted 08/2007P-12Financing Urban Districts - Revised Requirements
NJAC 6A:10-1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 2.7, and NJAC 6A:10-2.10
Proposes to amend rules concerning Financing Foundational and Demonstrably Needed Programs and Services in Abbott School Districts. Suspends the requirements that the school districts prepare and submit to the Department a school district report on instruction...

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DESigned into law 07/2007P-12Status of Public Education in a Major City
S.J.R. 3
This resolution establishes a Wilmington Education Task Force to examine the current status of public education in the City of Wilmington in light of declining enrollments, the student achievement gap, and proposed school closings.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LI...

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NESigned into law 05/2007P-12Division of a Learning Community into Separate Education Centers
L.B. 641
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 ...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12
Postsec.
Teachers
A.B. 242
Requires the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and, where appropriate, the State Department of Education, to incorporate into licensure requirements for teacher candidates, professional development requirements for renewal of licenses, and accreditation requ...

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ILSigned into law 06/2002P-12Financial Oversight Panel
H.B. 5734
Allows the Chicago Board of Education to levy a capital improvement tax; allows a Financial Oversight Panel, whose purposes are to exercise financial control over the district and to furnish financial assistance so that the district can provide public ed...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Prince George's County Governance and Administration
H.B. 949
Establishes appointed New Prince George's County Board of Education and requirements for membership. Provides for compensation of board members. Allows for nonvoting student member. Establishes Chief Executive Officer as executive officer, secretary, and treas...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Baltimore School Board and CEO Requirements, District Bonding, Baltimore Principal Development Program, Environmental Hazards
H.B. 853
Increases maximum of aggregate principal amount of bonds outstanding that Baltimore district may hold from $25 million to $75 million. Require Baltimore board and CEO to ensure increased community involvement and outreach in support of the city's public school...

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NVSigned into law 05/2001P-12Annual Reports
A.B. 364
Requires regional subdistricts created in certain school districts to prepare annual reports, prescribing the information required to be reported, requires the boards of trustees of such school districts to prepare a compilation of the reports that includes an...

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NYVetoed 07/2000P-12Special Aid for Certain Small City Districts
A.B. 5795
Provides that certain city school districts shall be eligible for special service aid and computer administration aid not otherwise available to small city school districts....

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