SB 253 Modifies provisions relating to summer school attendance
Sponsor: Callahan Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 1323S.03C Fiscal Note: 1323-03N.ORG
Committee: Education
Last Action: 5/13/2011 - S Formal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 253-Callahan and Cunningham, with SCS Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 253 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Emergency Clause

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SCS/SB 253 – Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, summer school attendance to be included in average daily attendance will only count attendance hours based exclusively on academic areas of study or hours required by a student's individualized education program. Curriculum must be based on core subject areas. Each school district must verify to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education that the district's summer school program conforms to this requirement. School districts may provide a summer school program that offers nonacademic or enrichment activities at the district's expense.

This provision is identical to a provision contained in SS/SB 247 (2011) and HB 642 (2011). (Section 163.036)

This act repeals language that would trigger an increase in state funding if summer school attendance were to decrease by twenty-five percent as compared to the 2005-2006 school year summer school attendance.

This provision is identical to a provision contained in CCS/SCS/SB 81 (2011), SS/SB 247 (2011), HCS/HB 446 (2011), and HB 642 (2011). (Section 163.037)

This act contains an emergency clause.

MICHAEL RUFF