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Senate voucher amendment - SB 1 Amendment A05700

Senate voucher amendment - SB 1 Amendment A05700

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Amendment for SB 1, to be voted Tuesday, October 25. The amendment is basically the governor's voucher proposal with a few changes (different formula for EITC, no creation of a statewide charter school advisory board).
Amendment for SB 1, to be voted Tuesday, October 25. The amendment is basically the governor's voucher proposal with a few changes (different formula for EITC, no creation of a statewide charter school advisory board).

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SOOOlBI031A05700AJM:DM10/23/11A05700
LEGfSlATlVEREFERENCEBUREAU
AMENDMENTSTOSENATEBILLNO.1Sponsor:Printer'sNo.10311AmendBill,pageI,line5,byinsertingafter"thereto,""2inopportunitiesforeducationalexcellence,furtherproviding3fordefinitionsandforconcurrentenrollmentagreements;in4charterschools,furtherprovidingfordefinitions;establishing5theCharterSchoolFundingAdvisoryCommittee;furtherproviding6forpowersofcharterschools,forcharterschoolrequirements,7forpowersofboardoftrustees,forestablishmentofcharter8school,forcontentsofapplication,fortermsandformof9charter,forStateCharterSchoolAppealBoard,forfacilities,10forenrollment,forfundingforcharterschools,forannual11reportsandassessments,forcausesfornonrenewalor12terminationandforprovisionsapplicabletocharterschools;13providingforeffectonexistingcharterschools;further14providingforpowersanddutiesofdepartment,forschool15districtandintermediateunitresponsibilitiesandfor16establishmentofcybercharterschool;repealingprovisions17relatingtoenrollmentandnotification;furtherprovidingfor18applicabilityofotherprovisionsofthisactandofotheracts19andregulations;20AmendBill,pageI,lines6and7,bystrikingout
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21establishingtheExcessScholarshipFund;
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inline6and22"providing"inline7andinserting23and24AmendBill,pageI,lines12through
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pages2through57,25lines1through30;page58,lines1through4,bystrikingout26allofsaidlinesonsaidpagesandinserting27Section1.Thedefinitionsof"concurrentstudent"and28"schoolentity"insection1602-Boftheact,addedJuly13,292005(P.L.226,No.46),areamendedtoread:30Section1602-B.Definitions.31Thefollowingwordsandphraseswhenusedinthisarticle32shallhavethemeaningsgiventotheminthissectionunlessthe33contextclearlyindicatesotherwise:
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2"Concurrentstudent."Astudentwhoisenrolledinaschool3district,acharterschool,acybercharterschool,anarea4vocational-technicalschool,anonpublicschool,aprivate
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schoolorahomeeducationprogramundersection1327.1andwho6takesaconcurrentcoursethroughaconcurrentenrollment7program.
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"Schoolentity."Aschooldistrict,acharterschool,a10cybercharterschooloranareavocational-technicalschool.11
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12Section2.Section1613-Boftheactisamendedbyaddinga13subsectiontoread:14Section1613-B.Concurrentenrollmentagreements.15
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16(c)Charterschoolsandcybercharterschools.--Charter17schoolsandcybercharterschoolsshallhavethepowerand18authoritytoenterintoaconcurrentenrollmentagreementwith19aninstitutionofhighereducation,andappropriatecreditshall20beawardedtostudentsconcurrentlyenrolledunderthe21agreement.22Section3.Section1703-Aoftheact,amendedJune29,200223(P.L.524,No.88),isamendedtoread:24Section1703-A.Definitions.--[Asusedinthisarticle,]The25followingwordsandphraseswhenusedinthisarticleshallhave26themeaningsgiventotheminthissectionunlessthecontext27clearlyindicatesotherwise:28"Administrator."Thetermincludesanemployeeofacharter29schoolorcybercharterschool,includingthechief30administratorofacharterschoolorcybercharterschooland31anyotheremployee,whobyvirtueoftheemployee'spositionis32responsiblefortakingorrecommendingofficialactionofa33nonministerialnaturewithregardtocontractingorprocurement,34administeringormonitoringgrantsorsubsidies,managingor35regulatingstaff,studentandschoolactivitiesoranyactivity36wheretheofficialactionhasaneconomicimpactofgreaterthan37ademinimisnatureontheinterestsofanyperson.38"Appeal[board"shallmeanthe)board."TheStateCharter39SchoolAppealBoardestablishedbythisarticle.40"At-risk[student
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shallmeana]student."Astudentatrisk41ofeducationalfailurebecauseoflimitedEnglishproficiency,42poverty,communityfactors,truancy,academicdifficultiesor43economicdisadvantage.44"Charter[school"shallmeanan]school."
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independent45publicschoolestablishedandoperatedunderacharterfromthe46localboardofschooldirectorsandinwhichstudentsare47enrolledorattend.Acharterschoolmustbeorganizedasa48public,nonprofitcorporation.Chartersmaynotbegrantedto49anyfor-profitentity.50"Charterschoolfoundation.
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Anonprofitorganization,as51definedundersection501(c)(3loftheInternalRevenueCodeof2011/90DMS/SBOOOIA05700
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11986{PublicLaw99-514,26U.S.C.
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501{c}{3}},thatprovides2funding.resourcesorotherwiseservestosupportacharter3schoolorcybercharterschool,eitherdirectlyorthroughan4affiliatedentity.5"Chiefadministrator."
An
individualappointedbyaboardof6trusteestooverseeandmanagetheoperationofacharterschool7orcybercharterschool.Thetermshallnotincludea8professionalstaffmemberunderthisarticle.9["Chiefexecutiveofficer"shallmeananindividualappointed10bytheboardoftrusteestooverseeandmanagetheoperationof11thecharterschool,butwhoshallnotbedeemedaprofessional12staffmemberunderthisarticle.]13"Committee.IITheCharterSchoolFundingAdvisoryCommittee.14IIcybercharter[school"shallmeanan]school.
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15independentpublicschoolestablishedandoperatedundera16charterfromtheDepartmentofEducationandinwhichtheschool17usestechnologyinordertoprovideasignificantportionofits18curriculumandtodeliverasignificantportionofinstruction19toitsstudentsthroughtheInternetorotherelectronicmeans.20Acybercharterschoolmustbeorganizedasapublic,nonprofit21corporation.Achartermaynotbegrantedtoafor-profit22entity.23[IlDepartment"shallmeanthe]"Department."TheDepartment24ofEducationoftheCommonwealth.25"Educationalmanagementserviceprovider.IIAfor-profit26educationmanagementorganization,nonprofitchartermanagement27organization,schooldesignprovider,businessmanagerorany28otherpartnerentitywithwhichaboardoftrusteesofacharter29schoolorcybercharterschoolcontractstoprovideeducational30design,businessservices,comprehensivemanagementorpersonnel31functionsortoimplementthecharter.Thetermdoesnotinclude32acharterschoolfoundation.33"Immediatefamilymember."Aparent,spouse,child,brother34orsister.35"Localboardofschool[directors"shallmeanthe]36directors."Theboardofdirectorsofaschooldistrictin37whichaproposedoranapprovedcharterschoolislocated.38"Nonrelated."
An
individualwhoisnotanimmediatefamily39member.40"Regionalcharter[school"shallmeanan]school.11
An
41independentpublicschoolestablishedandoperatedundera42charterfrommorethanonelocalboardofschooldirectorsand43inwhichstudentsareenrolledorattend.Aregionalcharter44schoolmustbeorganizedasapublic,nonprofitcorporation.45Chartersmaynotbegrantedtoanyfor-profitentity.4611Right-to-KnowLaw."TheactofFebruary14,2008(P.L.6,47No.3),knownasthe11Right-to-KnowLaw.1148"Schooldistrictof[residence"shallmeanthe]residence."49TheschooldistrictinthisCommonwealthinwhich[theparents50orguardiansofachildreside]achildresidesasdetermined51undersection1302.2011/90DMS/SBOOOIA05700
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