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Senate Bill 227; Regular Session 2017-2018


Printer's No.(PN):
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 Keystone Exams and providing for Every Student Succeeds Act State plan review; in school directors, providing for school director training programs; in school, district financial recovery, further providing for additional criteria and providing for financial administrator in financial watch school district; in grounds and buildings, further providing for limitation on new applications for Department of Education approval of public school building projects; in district superintendents and assistant district superintendents, further providing for reports, for manner of election or approval and for term and salary of assistants; in professional employees, further providing for causes for suspension, for persons to be suspended and for appeals to Superintendent of Public Instruction; in certification of teachers, further providing for granting provisional college certificates and for evaluation of applicants for certification; in pupils and attendance, further providing for nonprofit school food program; in drug and alcohol recovery high school pilot program, further providing for establishment of drug and alcohol recovery high school pilot program, for scope of program and selection of students, for establishment and payment of tuition, for term of drug and alcohol recovery high school pilot program and for reporting; in terms and courses of study, further providing for alcohol, chemical and tobacco abuse program and for agricultural education and providing for Commission for Agricultural Education Excellence; in community colleges, further providing for financial program and reimbursement of payments and repealing provisions relating to annual report; in rural regional college for underserved counties, further providing for establishment; in educational tax credits, further providing for limitations; in transfers of credits between institutions of higher education, further providing for definitions, for duties of public institutions of higher education and for Transfer and Articulation Oversight Committee; in funding for public libraries, providing for State aid for fiscal year 2017-2018; in reimbursements by Commonwealth and between school districts, further providing for student-weighted basic education funding, for payments to intermediate units, for assistance to school districts declared to be in financial recovery status or identified for financial watch status and for Ready-to-Learn Block Grant; in the State Board of Education, further providing for powers and duties of the board; further providing for the applicability of Act 2016-138; and making related repeals.
PN 0210
Referred to EDUCATION, Jan. 26, 2017
Reported as committed, Jan. 31, 2017
First consideration, Jan. 31, 2017
Second consideration, March 20, 2017
Laid on the table, March 29, 2017
Removed from table, March 29, 2017
Third consideration and final passage, April 18, 2017 (50-0)
In the House
Referred to EDUCATION, April 20, 2017
Reported as committed, May 8, 2017
First consideration, May 8, 2017
Laid on the table, May 8, 2017
Removed from table, May 9, 2017
Second consideration, May 10, 2017
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, May 10, 2017
(Remarks see House Journal Page 756), May 10, 2017
PN 1087
Re-reported as amended, July 10, 2017
(Remarks see House Journal Page 1377), July 11, 2017
Re-committed to APPROPRIATIONS, July 22, 2017
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