Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Community Education Act to support community service education programs, which educate students about the value of civic involvement through actual school-sponsored involvement in their communities. Creates the Community Education Program, administered by the State Board of Education. Allows a school district to establish a community education program. With respect to a school district community education program, contains provisions concerning local input, a Director of Community Education, the non-duplication of programs, community education consortiums, partnership agreements, funding, and grants. Effective immediately.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the contents of the bill with the following changes. Changes the short title of the Act to the Community Service Education Act, and changes references from community education to community service education. Provides that a school district may establish and operate a community service education program that qualifies for a grant from the State Board of Education by complying with the provisions of the Act and rules (instead of allowing a school district to establish and operate a program in accordance with the provisions of the Act); makes related changes. Effective immediately.