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Regular Session 2023-2024
Senate Bill 843

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 Basic Education Funding Commission and for special provisions applicable to limited school years and providing for public job posting database, for instructional vacancy data and for data transparency; in grounds and buildings, further providing for limitation on new applications for Department of Education approval of public school building projects; in intermediate units, further providing for school safety and security enhancements; in certification of teachers, further providing for substitute teaching permit for prospective teachers, for locally issued temporary certification for substitute teachers and for permit for classroom monitors; providing for Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact and for Educator Pipeline Support Grant Program; in safe schools, further providing for definitions and for Office for Safe Schools, repealing provisions relating to regulations and to reporting, further providing for policy relating to bullying and for maintenance of records, repealing provisions relating to safe schools advocate in school districts of the first class, to standing, to enforcement and to construction of article and other laws; in school safety and security, further providing for definitions and for School Safety and Security Committee, providing for duties of committee, further providing for School Safety and Security Grant Program, providing for Targeted School Safety Grants for Nonpublic Schools and School Entities Program, for standardized protocols, for county safe schools' collaborative and for school mental health grants for 2023-2024 school year, further providing for school safety and security coordinator training and providing for reporting and memorandum of understanding, for safe schools advocate in school districts of the first class and for enforcement; in school security, further providing for definitions, for school police officers, for annual report and for school security guards; in drug and alcohol recovery high school program, further providing for scope of program and selection of students, providing for enrollment of students and further providing for academic programs; in early learning programs, providing for quarterly reporting; in high schools, further providing for attendance in other districts; in community colleges, further providing for financial program and reimbursement of payments; in funding for public libraries, providing for State aid for fiscal year 2023-2024; in reimbursements by Commonwealth and between school districts, further providing for payments on account of pupils enrolled in career and technical curriculums, for payments to intermediate units, for assistance to school districts declared to be in financial recovery status or identified for financial watch status, for Ready-to-Learn Block Grant and for payment of required contribution for public school employees' Social Security; in construction and renovation of buildings by school entities, further providing for applicability; and making an editorial change.
Prime Sponsor:
Last Action:
Third consideration and final passage, Nov. 15, 2023 (114-89) [House]
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Statute References :

This bill amends the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.0030, No.14), known as the Public School Code Of 1949. Other bills that also amend the same statute are listed below.