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EDUCATION COMMITTEE - SENATE


Archive of Bills Referred


Bill No.
Bill Subtitle
Sponsor
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
BILL: SB788
Sponsor: J. Key
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2004.
BILL: HB1976
Sponsor: Harris
TO PROVIDE FOR THE SAFETY AND SPECIAL NEEDS OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT VICTIMIZED BY ANOTHER PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT ENROLLED IN THE VICTIM'S SAME SCHOOL.
BILL: HB2004
Sponsor: Hammer
TO AMEND THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS.
BILL: HB2205
Sponsor: Sanders
TO ALLOW A STUDENT GRADUATION CREDIT FOR ONE-HALF UNIT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ONE-HALF UNIT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY EDUCATION FOR COMPLETING A JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS PROGRAM.
BILL: HB2089
Sponsor: Westerman
CONCERNING EXPENSES FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS.
BILL: HB1743
Sponsor: Ingram
TO PROMOTE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOL ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES THROUGH THE USE OF ATHLETIC TRAINERS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR COACHES.
BILL: HB1708
Sponsor: J. Roebuck
TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TO OBTAIN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONCERNING AUDIT PROCEDURES.
BILL: HB1995
Sponsor: McLean
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING EXCESSIVE STUDENT ABSENCES FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL.
BILL: HB1910
Sponsor: Pierce
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO PUBLIC SCHOOL CATEGORICAL FUNDING.
BILL: HB1844
Sponsor: Stewart
TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR FORMING A SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS AFTER ANNEXATION OR CONSOLIDATION.
BILL: HB1770
Sponsor: Stewart
CONCERNING TEACHERS' MINIMUM SICK LEAVE.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
BILL: HB1017
Sponsor: Garner
CONCERNING WEBSITES TO ASCERTAIN THE EXPENDITURE DATA OF STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: SB914
Sponsor: G. Baker
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 1989.
Monday, March 28, 2011
BILL: SB884
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS.
BILL: HB1901
Sponsor: Ingram
TO AMEND PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS AND PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB436
Sponsor: G. Baker
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS; TO PROTECT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS FROM CERTAIN LIABILITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB2196
Sponsor: Garner
CONCERNING SCHOOL BUS SAFETY.
BILL: HB2178
Sponsor: J. Roebuck
TO ESTABLISH THE TEACHER EXCELLENCE AND SUPPORT SYSTEM AND ALIGN CURRENT LAW CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHER FAIR DISMISSAL WITH THE SYSTEM.
BILL: HB1896
Sponsor: Branscum
THE MICHAEL LAWDON BRANSCUM ACT
BILL: HB1592
Sponsor: Stewart
TO CLARIFY HOW A SCHOOL COUNSELOR'S TIME SHALL BE SPENT DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.
BILL: HB1032
Sponsor: D. Altes
TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO ADOPT CURRICULUM STANDARDS FOR AN ACADEMIC STUDY OF THE BIBLE COURSE AS DIRECTED BY THIS ACT.
BILL: HB1952
Sponsor: J. Roebuck
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF ETHICS VIOLATIONS BY ARKANSAS EDUCATORS.
BILL: SB436
Sponsor: G. Baker
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS; TO PROTECT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS FROM CERTAIN LIABILITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
BILL: SB527
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE IN-SERVICE TRAINING TO LICENSED SCHOOL PERSONNEL CONCERNING CHILD MALTREATMENT.
BILL: HB1952
Sponsor: J. Roebuck
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ENFORCEMENT OF ETHICS VIOLATIONS BY ARKANSAS EDUCATORS.
BILL: HB2088
Sponsor: Allen
THE SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TRANSPARENCY ACT.
BILL: HB2050
Sponsor: J. Roebuck
CONCERNING ADMISSION STANDARDS FOR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
BILL: HB2032
Sponsor: J. Roebuck
TO IMPROVE THE TEACHING TECHNIQUES OF REMEDIAL EDUCATION COURSES.
BILL: SB436
Sponsor: G. Baker
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS; TO PROTECT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS FROM CERTAIN LIABILITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
BILL: HB2125
Sponsor: T. Steele
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR HUMAN SERVICES WORKERS IN THE SCHOOLS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1937
Sponsor: T. Steele
TO REQUIRE A JOINT STUDY OF THE FAIRNESS OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDED BY THE ARKANSAS LOTTERY.
BILL: HB1819
Sponsor: T. Bradford
TO AMEND THE AUTHORITY OF AND SPECIFY THE DATE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PAY THE LICENSED SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST BONUS.
BILL: SB844
Sponsor: Rapert
TO ALLOW TRAINED AND LICENSED STAFF AND FACULTY TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN ON A UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
BILL: HB1889
Sponsor: Slinkard
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING CERTAIN ELECTIONS FOR LOCAL BOARDS OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
BILL: HB2142
Sponsor: Hyde
TO PROVIDE FOR THE RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS OF POSTSECONDARY STUDENT DATA TO INFORM THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR ITS DELIBERATIONS CONCERNING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION; TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1821
Sponsor: Mayberry
TO GIVE PRIORITY FOR AN ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP TO A STUDENT WHOSE PARENT WAS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES AND WAS KILLED WHILE PERFORMING MILITARY DUTY.
BILL: HB1780
Sponsor: G. Smith
TO AUTHORIZE THE CREATION OF THE SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE.
BILL: SB436
Sponsor: G. Baker
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS; TO PROTECT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS FROM CERTAIN LIABILITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
Monday, March 21, 2011
BILL: HB1893
Sponsor: Hobbs
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS TEACHER LICENSURE AND RECIPROCITY LAWS.
BILL: HB1617
Sponsor: J. Roebuck
TO INCREASE PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENT ACCESS TO POSTSECONDARY PREPARATORY PROGRAMS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1296
Sponsor: Carnine
TO CLARIFY THE DEFINITION OF REVENUE RECEIPTS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT.
BILL: SB766
Sponsor: G. Baker
TO CLARIFY FUNDING FORMULA CALCULATIONS FOR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB740
Sponsor: S. Flowers
TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLANS.
BILL: SB734
Sponsor: Whitaker
TO ESTABLISH COUNTYWIDE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.
BILL: HB1616
Sponsor: J. Roebuck
TO AMEND THE PROCEDURES FOLLOWED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION RELATED TO CERTAIN CONTRACTS AND EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
BILL: HB1936
Sponsor: T. Steele
TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO PROHIBIT THE WEARING OF CLOTHING THAT EXPOSES UNDERWEAR, BUTTOCKS, OR THE BREAST OF A FEMALE.
TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS FOR PER-STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING AND CATEGORICAL FUNDING AND PROVIDE ENHANCED TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB957
Sponsor: Elliott
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT OF 1999.
BILL: SB774
Sponsor: G. Baker
TO ALLOW HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES.
BILL: SB383
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 6 CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO SUFFER FROM DIABETES BY PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO BE TRAINED IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF GLUCAGON.
BILL: SB878
Sponsor: Whitaker
TO ESTABLISH THE QUALIFICATIONS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS.
BILL: SB826
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO AMEND THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES PROGRAM.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
BILL: SB894
Sponsor: E. Williams
TO PROVIDE SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE CHOICE OF HOLDING SCHOOL ELECTIONS ON THE SAME DATE AS GENERAL ELECTIONS OR IN SEPTEMBER; TO AMEND RELATED PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING THE TERM OF SERVICE FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS.
BILL: SB884
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS.
TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNUAL SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORT REQUIREMENTS.
BILL: SB681
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO HIRE AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT TO ADVISE THE DEPARTMENT ON METHODS OF PROVIDING STUDENT DATA TO THE BUREAU OF LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH UNDER THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
BILL: SB578
Sponsor: G. Baker
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
TO AMEND THE PROCESS FOR EVALUATING ARKANSAS PRESCHOOL AND PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS.
BILL: SB321
Sponsor: P. Malone
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE PARENTAL MONITORS ON SCHOOL BUSES.
BILL: SB171
Sponsor: Salmon
TO IMPROVE ARKANSAS HISTORY EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Monday, March 14, 2011
BILL: HB1924
Sponsor: J. Roebuck
TO REVISE THE PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES TO INCLUDE DEPOSITS INTO A TAX-DEFERRED COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN.
BILL: HB1916
Sponsor: Hobbs
TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS IN ARKANSAS AND AUTHORIZE GRANTS AND SUPPORT FOR AN EARLY CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION.
BILL: HB1878
Sponsor: Pierce
TO PROVIDE OVERSIGHT OF AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR STATE DESEGREGATION FUNDING RECEIVED AND EXPENDED BY THE PULASKI COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1875
Sponsor: J. Roebuck
TO REQUIRE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO MAKE A GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO OBTAIN THE STUDENT CONSENT FORM AND COLLECT AND REPORT THE DATA REQUIRED UNDER THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
BILL: HB1829
Sponsor: Slinkard
TO CLARIFY COLLECTIONS AND DISTRIBUTIONS RELATED TO THE UNIFORM RATE OF TAX.
BILL: HB1620
Sponsor: Cheatham
TO ESTABLISH ARKANSAS COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS; TO DEVELOP CRITERIA TO EVALUATE, SUPPORT, PROMOTE, AND FUND ARKANSAS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
BILL: HB1348
Sponsor: Summers
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING ORGANIZATIONS THAT REGULATE EXTRACURRICULAR INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES IN GRADE SEVEN THROUGH TWELVE (7-12) IN BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
BILL: HB1595
Sponsor: Hyde
TO EXTEND THE DATES CONCERNING THE SETTLEMENT OF THE PULASKI COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS' DESEGREGATION LITIGATION.
BILL: SB353
Sponsor: M. Lamoureux
TO CLARIFY FUNDING FOR ISOLATED SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
BILL: SB321
Sponsor: P. Malone
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE PARENTAL MONITORS ON SCHOOL BUSES.
BILL: SB323
Sponsor: P. Malone
AN ACT TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO UPDATE SCHOOL POLICIES WHEN A LAW REGARDING CHILD ABUSE IS AMENDED OR IS ADDED TO THE ARKANSAS CODE.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
BILL: HB1578
Sponsor: Summers
CONCERNING PARENTAL NOTIFICATION BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INVOLVEMENT.
BILL: HB1772
Sponsor: J. Roebuck
TO EXPAND THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY; TO STRENGTHEN THE COURSE TRANSFER SYSTEM AND ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE COMMON COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM FOR POSTSECONDARY COURSES.
BILL: SB383
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 6 CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
BILL: SB527
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE IN-SERVICE TRAINING TO LICENSED SCHOOL PERSONNEL CONCERNING CHILD MALTREATMENT.
Monday, March 7, 2011
BILL: HB1778
Sponsor: Leding
THE JASON FLATT ACT.
BILL: HB1772
Sponsor: J. Roebuck
TO EXPAND THE ROGER PHILLIPS TRANSFER POLICY; TO STRENGTHEN THE COURSE TRANSFER SYSTEM AND ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE COMMON COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM FOR POSTSECONDARY COURSES.
BILL: SB991
Sponsor: Laverty
TO CLARIFY ARKANSAS CODE § 6-20-2305 CONCERNING THE RECOUPMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION FUNDING.
BILL: SB967
Sponsor: Irvin
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE DISCLOSURE OF DEMOGRAPHIC PREFERENCES IN HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: SB957
Sponsor: Elliott
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT OF 1999.
BILL: SB956
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REPEAL THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO REPORT GRADE INFLATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB933
Sponsor: Irvin
TO PROVIDE FOR THE REUNIFICATION OF TWO SCHOOLS IN THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM.
BILL: SB932
Sponsor: B. Pritchard
CONCERNING PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE FOR ARKANSAS STUDENTS.
BILL: SB931
Sponsor: Irvin
TO ENSURE THAT PARENTS AND GUARDIANS HAVE ACCESS TO ALL APPROPRIATE EDUCATIONAL RECORDS OF THEIR DEPENDENTS.
BILL: SB918
Sponsor: G. Jeffress
TO AMEND ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING THE STATE BOARD OF PRIVATE CAREER EDUCATION.
BILL: SB914
Sponsor: G. Baker
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 1989.
BILL: SB908
Sponsor: J. Key
TO WITHHOLD STATE FUNDING FROM INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR FAILURE TO PROVIDE DATA TO THE BUREAU OF LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH UNDER THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
BILL: SB906
Sponsor: J. Key
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM -- PART 2.
BILL: SB897
Sponsor: P. Malone
TO CLARIFY THAT THE PROHIBITION AGAINST HAZING INCLUDES THE INITIATION INTO OR AFFILIATION WITH SPORTS PROGRAMS AND OTHER EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
BILL: SB894
Sponsor: E. Williams
TO PROVIDE SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE CHOICE OF HOLDING SCHOOL ELECTIONS ON THE SAME DATE AS GENERAL ELECTIONS OR IN SEPTEMBER; TO AMEND RELATED PROVISIONS OF LAW CONCERNING THE TERM OF SERVICE FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS.
BILL: SB893
Sponsor: Salmon
CONCERNING ACADEMIC AND PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: SB892
Sponsor: D. Johnson
TO CLARIFY ARKANSAS'S ANTIBULLYING POLICIES AND PROTECT STUDENT DIGNITY.
BILL: SB888
Sponsor: D. Johnson
ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD STABILIZATION ACT.
BILL: SB884
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE CONCERNING THE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS.
BILL: SB878
Sponsor: Whitaker
TO ESTABLISH THE QUALIFICATIONS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS.
BILL: SB869
Sponsor: Laverty
TO AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 6 CONCERNING THE FUNDING OF TWO-YEAR COLLEGES.
BILL: SB853
Sponsor: Rapert
TO IMMEDIATELY SUSPEND THE REORGANIZATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS; TO IMMEDIATELY SUSPEND THE CLOSURE OF SCHOOL CAMPUSES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB850
Sponsor: Teague
CONCERNING THE BASIC MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE.
BILL: SB844
Sponsor: Rapert
TO ALLOW TRAINED AND LICENSED STAFF AND FACULTY TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN ON A UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.
BILL: SB832
Sponsor: G. Jeffress
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 1989.
BILL: SB829
Sponsor: Elliott
TO AMEND § 6-17-2403; TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM TEACHER SALARY SCHEDULE; TO DECLARE AND EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB826
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO AMEND THE ACADEMIC FACILITIES PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM AND THE ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES PROGRAM.
BILL: SB825
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
CONCERNING FUNDING FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
BILL: SB822
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO REQUIRE GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY ON THE EXPENDITURE OF NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT STUDENT CATEGORICAL FUNDS.
TO AMEND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING AMOUNTS FOR PER-STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING AND CATEGORICAL FUNDING AND PROVIDE ENHANCED TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB818
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
CONCERNING SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES.
BILL: SB817
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
CONCERNING THE ADEQUACY OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM OF EDUCATION.
BILL: SB795
Sponsor: G. Baker
TO ESTABLISH THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS ALLOWED TO ATTEND AN OPEN-ENROLLMENT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL THAT PRIMARILY USES A VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY TEACHING METHOD AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: HB1433
Sponsor: J. Roebuck
TO ESTABLISH PERFORMANCE RATINGS FOR EDUCATION SERVICE COOPERATIVES.
BILL: SB788
Sponsor: J. Key
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2004.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
BILL: SB793
Sponsor: Elliott
TO EXPAND THE OBJECTIVES OF TEACHERS' PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS.
BILL: SB788
Sponsor: J. Key
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2004.
BILL: SB787
Sponsor: G. Baker
CONCERNING THE ARKANSAS CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT OF 1999.
BILL: SB786
Sponsor: J. Key
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 6 CONCERNING ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL ACADEMIC FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION.
BILL: SB780
Sponsor: Salmon
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS AND TEACHERS WHO TEACH STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.
BILL: SB774
Sponsor: G. Baker
TO ALLOW HOME-SCHOOLED STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES.
BILL: SB766
Sponsor: G. Baker
TO CLARIFY FUNDING FORMULA CALCULATIONS FOR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB756
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO PLACE LIMITS ON THE AMOUNT AND DURATION OF CARRYOVER CATEGORICAL FUNDS.
TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNUAL SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORT REQUIREMENTS.
BILL: SB81
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
BILL: SB749
Sponsor: Elliott
TO ENSURE THAT CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA HAVE THEIR NEEDS MET BY THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.
BILL: SB748
Sponsor: G. Baker
TO CLARIFY FUNDING FORMULA CALCULATIONS FOR STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
BILL: HB1527
Sponsor: Cheatham
TO CLARIFY CERTAIN DEFINITIONS RELATED TO BONDED DEBT ASSISTANCE FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
BILL: HB1433
Sponsor: J. Roebuck
TO ESTABLISH PERFORMANCE RATINGS FOR EDUCATION SERVICE COOPERATIVES.
BILL: SB743
Sponsor: M. Lamoureux
TO PROVIDE THAT STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES AND WHO TRANSFER BETWEEN SCHOOLS SHALL BE PRESUMED TO HAVE TRANSFERRED FOR BONA FIDE PURPOSES.
BILL: SB740
Sponsor: S. Flowers
TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLANS.
TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNUAL SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORT REQUIREMENTS.
BILL: SB734
Sponsor: Whitaker
TO ESTABLISH COUNTYWIDE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.
BILL: SB730
Sponsor: Elliott
TO REQUIRE AN EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY IMPACT STATEMENT FOR PROPOSED BILLS THAT AFFECT THE STATE'S ABILITY TO PROVIDE AN EQUITABLE OPPORTUNITY FOR AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB729
Sponsor: Crumbly
TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS MAKE SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB726
Sponsor: B. Sample
TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT TO RETAIN THE REVENUES FROM THE UNIFORM RATE OF TAX WHEN THE REVENUES EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF PER STUDENT FOUNDATION FUNDING AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SR22
Sponsor: Elliott
SUPPORTING THE TEACHING OF GEOGRAPHY IN OUR SCHOOLS.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
BILL: SB719
Sponsor: G. Baker
CONCERNING THE TEACHER FAIR DISMISSAL ACT OF 1983.
BILL: HB1489
Sponsor: T. Steele
TO CLARIFY THE PURPOSES, DUTIES, AND OPERATIONS OF THE ARKANSAS STUDENT LOAN AUTHORITY.
BILL: SB712
Sponsor: E. Williams
TO ALLOW THE PARENT OF A MILITARY DEPENDENT WHO RESIDES ON A MILITARY BASE TO CHOOSE WHICH SCHOOL THE CHILD ATTENDS.
BILL: SB711
Sponsor: J. Key
TO STUDY THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF AN EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR.
BILL: HB1302
Sponsor: Hyde
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT AND LAWS RELATED TO THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB353
Sponsor: M. Lamoureux
TO CLARIFY FUNDING FOR ISOLATED SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
Monday, February 28, 2011
BILL: HB1454
Sponsor: J. Roebuck
TO CLARIFY WHAT INFORMATION SPECIFIC HIGHER EDUCATION RELATED REPORTS SHOULD CONTAIN; TO REQUIRE SOME HIGHER EDUCATION RELATED REPORTS TO BE UPDATED ANNUALLY.
BILL: SB681
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO HIRE AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT TO ADVISE THE DEPARTMENT ON METHODS OF PROVIDING STUDENT DATA TO THE BUREAU OF LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH UNDER THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT.
BILL: SB663
Sponsor: Crumbly
TO AMEND THE HIGH-PRIORITY SCHOOL DISTRICT TEACHER INCENTIVES LAW.
BILL: SB648
Sponsor: Laverty
TO ENSURE THAT ISOLATED SCHOOL FUNDING FOLLOWS THE STUDENT AFTER A CONSOLIDATION OR ANNEXATION OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
BILL: SB578
Sponsor: G. Baker
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS PROGRAM AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB549
Sponsor: Hendren
TO AMEND A TEACHER'S RIGHT TO APPEAL A SCHOOL BOARD RULING ON THE TEACHER'S TERMINATION OR NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHER'S CONTRACT.
BILL: SB527
Sponsor: J. Dismang
TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE IN-SERVICE TRAINING TO LICENSED SCHOOL PERSONNEL CONCERNING CHILD MALTREATMENT.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
BILL: HB1427
Sponsor: J. Brown
TO AMEND SCHOOL DISTRICT TEXTBOOK REQUIREMENTS TO INCLUDE DIGITAL RESOURCES.
BILL: SB438
Sponsor: Laverty
TO PROHIBIT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FROM RECOUPING NET REVENUES FROM THE UNIFORM RATE OF TAX IF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S NET REVENUE EXCEEDS THE FOUNDATION FUNDING AMOUNT.
BILL: SB330
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO AMEND THE CONTINUING ADEQUACY EVALUATION ACT OF 2004.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
BILL: SB436
Sponsor: G. Baker
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW CONCERNING PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS; TO PROTECT PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS FROM CERTAIN LIABILITIES; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.
BILL: SB306
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO AMEND THE DEFINITIONS UNDER ARKANSAS CODE § 21-4-216 FOR PURPOSES OF STATE EMPLOYEE LEAVE FOR PARTICIPATION IN CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
Monday, February 21, 2011
BILL: HB1366
Sponsor: Cheatham
TO CLARIFY PROVISIONS RELATED TO TEACHERS' SALARY SUPPLEMENTS.
BILL: HB1276
Sponsor: Biviano
TO ALLOW PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY DESIGNED TO PROTECT AND ENFORCE STATE LAW ON THE CAMPUS.
BILL: SB384
Sponsor: Fletcher
TO RENAME OUACHITA TECHNICAL COLLEGE TO COLLEGE OF THE OUACHITAS.
BILL: SB383
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO AMEND VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS CODE TITLE 6 CONCERNING PUBLIC EDUCATION.
BILL: SB365
Sponsor: Teague
TO REPEAL THE ARKANSAS LOTTERY COMMISSION LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
BILL: SB353
Sponsor: M. Lamoureux
TO CLARIFY FUNDING FOR ISOLATED SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
TO INCLUDE INFORMATION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SCHOOL PERFORMANCE REPORT ABOUT THE NUMBER OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS PROVIDING REMEDIATION AND COLLEGE PREPARATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO TAKE THE ACT BEFORE THEIR SENIOR YEAR.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
BILL: SB346
Sponsor: G. Baker
TO REMOVE THE LIMITATION ON THE NUMBER OF OPEN-ENROLLMENT CHARTER SCHOOLS.
BILL: SB344
Sponsor: Holland
TO ESTABLISH A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT MENTORING PROGRAM.
TO AMEND THE PROCESS FOR EVALUATING ARKANSAS PRESCHOOL AND PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS.
BILL: SB67
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO REESTABLISH THE JOINT INTERIM OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
BILL: SB330
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO AMEND THE CONTINUING ADEQUACY EVALUATION ACT OF 2004.
BILL: SB323
Sponsor: P. Malone
AN ACT TO REQUIRE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO UPDATE SCHOOL POLICIES WHEN A LAW REGARDING CHILD ABUSE IS AMENDED OR IS ADDED TO THE ARKANSAS CODE.
BILL: SB321
Sponsor: P. Malone
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE PARENTAL MONITORS ON SCHOOL BUSES.
BILL: SB306
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO AMEND THE DEFINITIONS UNDER ARKANSAS CODE § 21-4-216 FOR PURPOSES OF STATE EMPLOYEE LEAVE FOR PARTICIPATION IN CHILDREN'S EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
BILL: SB138
Sponsor: J. Key
TO ESTABLISH THE POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM ACT.
Monday, February 14, 2011
BILL: SB303
Sponsor: J. Key
TO AMEND THE ARKANSAS OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT OF 2004.
BILL: HB1254
Sponsor: Webb
TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF FALSE ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS; REQUIRE ACCREDITATION FOR SOME POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS BEFORE RECEIVING CERTIFICATION FROM THE ARKANSAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
BILL: SB273
Sponsor: Elliott
TO ALLOW A PUBLIC SCHOOL TO EMPLOY A PERSON WHO IS A FAMILY MEMBER OF A BOARD MEMBER AS A TEACHER IN A CRITICAL TEACHING SHORTAGE AREA.
BILL: SB268
Sponsor: D. Johnson
TO ALLOW PARENTS OF MULTIPLE BIRTH SIBLINGS TO MAKE DECISIONS REGARDING PUBLIC SCHOOL CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE SIBLINGS.
BILL: SB267
Sponsor: D. Johnson
TO EXPAND LEARNING TIME FOR ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS BY ALLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO OPERATE A TWO-HUNDRED-DAY SCHOOL YEAR.
Monday, February 7, 2011
BILL: SB246
Sponsor: Madison
TO MAKE VARIOUS CORRECTIONS TO TITLE 6 OF THE ARKANSAS CODE OF 1987 CONCERNING EDUCATION.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
BILL: HB1099
Sponsor: Lenderman
TO ALLOW PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS FLEXIBILITY IN SCHOOL START DATES.
BILL: HB1224
Sponsor: Stewart
TO EXTEND THE LAW CONCERNING COMMON SPRING BREAK FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND TO EXTEND THE TERM AND DUTIES OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON COMMON SPRING BREAK.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
BILL: SB205
Sponsor: Whitaker
TO AUTHORIZE THE CREATION OF A PARAMEDIC TRAINING PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FORT SMITH.
Monday, January 31, 2011
BILL: SB138
Sponsor: J. Key
TO ESTABLISH THE POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM ACT.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
BILL: SB171
Sponsor: Salmon
TO IMPROVE ARKANSAS HISTORY EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
BILL: SR4
Sponsor: J. Key
RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT ARKANSAS'S SCHOOL CHILDREN BY APPLAUDING PARTICIPATION IN THE FIRST® ROBOTICS PROGRAM; TO ENCOURAGE FIRST® TO HOLD A REGIONAL COMPETITION IN ARKANSAS.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
BILL: SB138
Sponsor: J. Key
TO ESTABLISH THE POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM ACT.
Monday, January 24, 2011
BILL: SB99
Sponsor: Madison
TO PROVIDE FOR EMPLOYEES OF STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION WHO PAY IN EXCESS OF TEN DOLLARS ($10.00) ANNUALLY FOR PARKING AT THEIR PLACE TO EMPLOYMENT OF BE REIMBURSED.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
BILL: SB81
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
BILL: SB67
Sponsor: J. Jeffress
TO REESTABLISH THE JOINT INTERIM OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM.