Education

HB 4119 supports school choice

VOTE: YES Died in Committee Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/HB4119 Summary:  Removes sunset on provisions that allow students whose legal residence is not within school district to attend school in district as resident if student receives written consent. Removes sunset on authority of institution of higher education to sponsor public charter school. Declares emergency, effective on passage.  This bill continues…

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Education

SJR 203 Constitutional change to State Board of Education

VOTE: YES Died in Committee Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/SJR203 Senate Committee On Education Member Senator Herman Baertschiger Jr. Member Senator Lee Beyer Member Senator Sara Gelser Member Senator Mark Hass Vice-Chair Senator Tim Knopp Member Senator Jeff Kruse Chair Senator Arnie Roblan SUMMARY: Proposes an amendment to the Oregon Constitution providing for the establishment of the State Board of Education. PERSONAL…

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Education

HB 4031: Implements pilot program to decrease rates of school absenteeism

VOTE: NO Died in Committee Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/HB4031    HB 4031: Directs Chief Education Office to design and implement $5.7 million pilot program to decrease rates of school absenteeism through " trauma-informed approach" to behavioral health services in schools. Fiscal Responsibility: Beginning with $5.7 million for the PILOT, the state is working toward a state-wide in-school counselling system…

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Education

SB 1536 Modifies compensation to non-virtual, public charter schools

VOTE: YES Died in committee Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Measures/Overview/SB1536 Modifies percentage of amounts school districts must distribute from State School Fund to public charter schools that are not virtual public charter schools.    Summary: This bill will bring the level of funding of public charter schools more in line with funding of regular public schools.   Fiscal Responsibility: Funding public…

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Education

HB 2158 Corporate excise tax rates based on HS graduation rates

Provides for increase in personal income and corporate excise tax rates to fund the School Improvement Fund based on high school graduation rate.