SB 0954 State Board of Education May Grant Waiver of Rule or Policy
LR Number:S3543.01I Fiscal Note:3543-01
Last Action:04/02/96 - Voted Do Pass S Education Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1996
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Current Bill Summary

SB 954 - This act authorizes the State Board of Education to modify or waive any board rule or policy upon receipt and approval of a proposal from a school district. A proposal for a waiver shall demonstrate that the intent of the particular rule can be locally addressed in a more effective, efficient, and economical manner or that the waiver is needed to implement a plan for improved student performance or school improvement. Prior to submitting a waiver application, a school district shall hold a public hearing on the matter.

Waivers are limited to a maximum of five school years but may be renewed upon application by the school district. The state board may not waive any statutory requirement concerning teacher certification or tenure.

This act is similar to HB 1185 from 1996