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HB 1938 - Prohibits the Closure of Schools Based on Student Enrollment for 2 Years - Key Vote

Arkansas Key Votes

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (48-26) -
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NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (46-26) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits the Closure of Schools Based on Student Enrollment for 2 Years

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the closure of schools based on student enrollment for 2 years.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the State Board of Education from approving the closure of a school after January 1, 2013, and before April 30, 2015, for reasons other than academic distress, fiscal distress or failure to comply with state accreditation standards (Sec. 5). 
  • Prohibits the number of students enrolled in a district from being used as a factor in reaching a finding of academic distress, fiscal distress or failure to comply with state accreditation standards (Secs. 1 & 5).
  • Requires the Bureau of Legislative Research, in conjunction with the Department of Education and  the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation, to conduct a study of student transportation in select Arkansas school districts to assess the time and cost of public school district transportation for students (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the bureau to present its report to the House and Senate committees on education by October 1, 2014, unless an extension is approved by both committees to a date no later than October 1, 2016 (Sec. 3). 
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NOTE: THIS BILL REQUIRES AT LEAST 50 YEA VOTES TO PASS.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits the Closure of Schools Based on Student Enrollment for 2 Years

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