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Title Automatic Law Waivers For Rural School Districts
Status Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/12/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors R. Pelton (R)
Senate Sponsors L. Crowder (R)
House Committee
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 01/27/2020

The bill directs the state board of education (state board) to
identify by rule a list of statutes and rules for which a rural school district
board of education (local board) may invoke an automatic waiver. A local
board may invoke an automatic waiver by adopting a resolution and
transmitting the resolution to the state board and the commissioner of
education. The local board may invoke the automatic waiver on behalf of

the entire rural school district or for one or more identified schools of the
district. An automatic waiver remains in effect until revoked by the local
board through adoption of a resolution. A rural school district that
invokes an automatic waiver must identify the automatic waiver on its
website and, starting July 1, 2021, provide a standardized description of
and rationale for each automatic waiver of statute and the contact
information for a school district employee who can explain the automatic
waiver. The department of education, working with a statewide
association that represents school districts, must adopt standardized
descriptions of and rationales for each of the statutes included on the list
of automatic waivers for rural school districts adopted by the state board.

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