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Regular Session 2015-2016
House Bill 530

Short Title:
An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in preliminary provisions, further providing for criminal history of employees and prospective employees and conviction of certain offenses and for Keystone exams; providing for powers and duties of the Secretary of Education; in duties and powers of boards of school directors, providing for publication of policies; providing for school watch, and for State opportunity schools; in grounds and buildings, providing for posting of information and further providing for limitations on approval of public school building projects; and establishing the Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction Advisory Committee; in professional employees; further providing for payment of salaries in cases of sickness, injury or death; in certification of teachers, further providing for granting provisional college certificates and providing for provisional vocational education; in pupils and attendance, further providing for education and training of exceptional children; and for cost of tuition and maintenance of certain exceptional children in approved institutions; in school health services, further providing for definitions; providing for education of school employees in diabetes care and management, for diabetes care in schools, for possession and use of diabetes medication and monitoring equipment, for liability, for coordinating, supervising or educating not considered delegation and for diabetes care in nonpublic schools; in terms and courses of study, further providing for agreements with institutions of higher education; in education support services and educational assistance programs, providing for supplemental online mathematics support; in opportunities for educational excellence, further providing for definitions, for responsibilities of school entities and for concurrent enrollment agreements; in charter schools, extensively revising and adding charter school provisions; in vocational education, further providing for vocational education equipment grants; in community colleges, further providing for election or appointment and term and organization of board of trustees, financial program and payment reimbursement; in disruptive student programs, further providing for applications; in private alternative education institutions for disruptive students, further providing for contracts with private alternative education institutions; providing for rural regional college for underserved counties; in funding for public libraries, providing for State aid for fiscal year 2015-2016; in reimbursements by Commonwealth and between school districts, providing for student-weighted basic education funding, for transition to student-weighted basic education funding for 2014-2015 school year and for career and technical education career preparation; further providing for payments to intermediate units, for special education payments to school districts and for extraordinary special education program expenses; repealing provisions relating to special education funding for eligible students with disabilities in Cost Category 3; further providing for assistance to school districts declared to be in financial recovery status or identified for financial watch status; providing for reimbursement for school districts not submitting required documentation, for public school building lease and debt service reimbursements for fiscal year 2015-2016 and for ready-to-learn block grants; providing for school district debt refinancing bonds; in the State Board of Education, further providing for powers and duties of the board; and repealing provisions of The Fiscal Code relating to rural regional college for underserved counties.
Prime Sponsor:
Last Action:
Re-committed to RULES, Jan. 5, 2016 [House]
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