Bill Status of SB3417 100th General Assembly
Short Description: EDUCATION EMPOWERMENT AREA
Sen. Jason A. Barickman
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Education Empowerment Act, the purpose of which is to grant school districts greater autonomy to implement practices that improve student academic performance and benefit the whole child by removing obstacles that currently exist in law or rules. Provides that school districts seeking to establish an empowerment area and be designated as such by the State Superintendent of Education must create an empowerment committee to develop a plan; sets forth provisions concerning the committee and plan. Contains provisions concerning statutory and regulatory mandates; plan submission and designation; financial support for planning; empowerment area review, renewal, and revocation; reporting; and rulemaking. Effective immediately.