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HB6100: Education; board members; monthly board meetings for all public schools; require.
The board or board of directors shall hold a regular public meeting at least once a month. In addition, the board of directors of a public school academy shall hold a public meeting at least once each month at the public school academy. The board of directors of a school of excellence that is a cyber school, as described in section 553a, shall hold a public meeting at least once each month within each school district in which at least 1 pupil enrolled in the cyber school resides. A public meeting under this section shall be held on a date and at a location that is convenient for parents, teachers, and pupils. The time of the public meeting shall be convenient for parents, teachers, and pupils. The board of directors shall give public notice of the time, date, and place of each public meeting in the manner required by the open meetings act, 1976 PA 267, MCL 15.261 to 15.275, and shall conduct the public meeting in compliance with the open meetings act, 1976 PA 267, MCL 15.261 to 15.275.
INTRODUCED: 12-18-2014
HISTORY: House actions in lowercase, Senate actions in UPPERCASE
Date Action
HB6097: Education; public school academies; approval of public school academy contracts by state board of education; require.
The issuance of the contract must be approved by the state board before the contract may be issued. The authorizing body shall apply to the state board for that approval in the form and manner prescribed by the state board. In deciding whether to issue a contract for a proposed public school academy, an authorizing body shall consider all of the following, and in deciding whether to approve the issuance of the contract, the state board shall consider all of the following:
(a) The resources available for the proposed public school academy.
(b) The population to be served by the proposed public school academy.
(c) The educational goals to be achieved by the proposed public school academy.
(d) The applicant's track record, if any, in organizing public school academies or other public schools.
(e) The graduation rate of a school district in which the proposed public school academy is proposed to be located.
(f) The population of a county in which the proposed public school academy is proposed to be located.
(g) The number of schools in the proximity of a proposed location of the proposed public school academy that are on the list under section 1280c(1) of the public schools in this state that the department has determined to be among the lowest achieving 5% of all public schools in this state.
(h) The number of pupils on waiting lists of public school academies in the proximity of a proposed location of the proposed public school academy.
INTRODUCED: 12-18-2014
HISTORY: House actions in lowercase, Senate actions in UPPERCASE
Date Action