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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.2348 191st (Current)

An Act relative to educational opportunity for students

SENATE, September 19, 2019 -- The committee on Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 236) of Harriette L. Chandler, Diana DiZoglio, James B. Eldridge, Joanne M. Comerford and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a commission on regional school district foundation budgets; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 238) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Aaron Vega, Mary S. Keefe, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide rightful opportunities and meaningful investment for successful and equitable education; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 242) of Sonia Chang-Diaz and José F. Tosado for legislation to accelerate student success through expanded learning time; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 243) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge, Michael J. Barrett and others for legislation to prioritize violence prevention and social emotional health in school support staff hiring; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 248) of Joanne M. Comerford, Natalie M. Blais and Mindy Domb for legislation to evaluate providing additional educational assistance to school districts with low or declining enrollment; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 251) of Cynthia Stone Creem for legislation relative to circuit breaker reimbursement; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 252) of Cynthia Stone Creem for legislation relative to special education transportation costs; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 273) of Diana DiZoglio, Patrick M. O'Connor, Dean A. Tran, James M. Kelcourse and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to unfunded mandates on public schools; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 274) of Diana DiZoglio, Josh S. Cutler, Patrick M. O'Connor, Michael D. Brady and others for legislation relative transportation reimbursement to out of district schools for special needs students; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 282) of Ryan C. Fattman, Joseph D. McKenna, Michael J. Soter and Brian W. Murray for legislation to establish funds to provide for increases in English language learners in school districts; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 292) of Anne M. Gobi, Julian Cyr and Donald F. Humason, Jr. for legislation relative to school funding; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 308) of Jason M. Lewis for legislation relative to equity in education funding; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 310) of Jason M. Lewis and Michael O. Moore for legislation to increase the Commonwealth's share of the education foundation budget; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 316) of Patrick M. O'Connor for legislation to reduce paperwork within the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 334) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to Learning Innovation for Tomorrow (LIFT) to fund the foundation budget review commission; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 335) of Bruce E. Tarr and David Allen Robertson for legislation relative to the foundation budget review commission; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 341) of Bruce E. Tarr, Josh S. Cutler, Diana DiZoglio, Dean A. Tran and other members of the General Court for legislation to create an Educational Unfunded Mandate Task Force; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2185) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Adam G. Hinds, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Smitty Pignatelli, Susannah M. Whipps and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure fair funding for rural schools; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2266) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Nick Collins, Edward J. Kennedy and David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf for legislation to invest in the Commonwealth’s schools; So much of the recommendations of the Department of the State Treasurer (House, No. 27) as relates to investing in the Commonwealth’s schools (House, No. 41); A message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation relative to promoting equity and excellence in education (House, No. 70); (accompanied by bill, House, No. 409) of Natalie M. Blais, Joanne M. Comerford and others that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education be authorized to conduct a feasibility study of an adjustment to the formula for aid to be allocated to school districts with low or declining enrollment as a component of the foundation budget process; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 420) of Daniel Cahill that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education be authorized to oversee a school counselors pilot program in certain municipalities; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 423) of Claire D. Cronin, Gerard J. Cassidy and others for legislation to establish a gateway low income student trust fund for certain school districts impacted by the change in the low-income enrollment measurement in the foundation budget; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 436) of Michelle M. DuBois and others for legislation to establish an unfunded student reserve fund to be expended, without further appropriation, by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 449) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others relative to special education in the foundation budget; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 451) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to School Building Authority assistance grants; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 466) of Colleen M. Garry and David Allen Robertson for legislation to establish parity in funding for regional vocational school districts and traditional public school districts; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 476) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to special education funding; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 485) of Bradford Hill and others relative to implementing the recommendations of the foundation budget review commission; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 486) of Bradford Hill and others relative to the foundation funding of special education; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 488) of Bradford Hill and others relative to increasing education funding; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 494) of Steven S. Howitt for legislation to increase reimbursements for certain special education programs; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 497) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to make changes to the school funding formula and to implement certain recommendations of the foundation budget review commission; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 500) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to permanently establish the Foundation Budget Review Commission; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 501) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for an investigation by a task force (including members of the General Court) relative to the state mandates placed on public schools and districts; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 502) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the establishment of an advisory board to promote the improved use of school-level data for effective resource allocation decisions at the local level; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 510) of Hannah Kane and others for legislation to establish a task force (including members of the General Court) to review existing state mandates placed on public schools and districts; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 512) of James M. Kelcourse, Bradford Hill and Angelo L. D'Emilia relative to the calculation of the special education reimbursement funding program; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 513) of James M. Kelcourse and Timothy R. Whelan relative to special education transportation funding reform; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 535) of David K. Muradian, Jr. and others relative to special education funding; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 562) of John H. Rogers and Thomas M. Stanley for legislation to promote educational resource allocation decisions at the local level; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 563) of John H. Rogers and others relative to the special education reimbursement program; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 576) of Paul F. Tucker and others relative to updating the education foundation budget; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 577) of Chynah Tyler and others relative to promoting trauma informed support in schools; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 578) of Chynah Tyler and others for legislation to establish an education finance reform data advisory commission; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 579) of Chynah Tyler and others for legislation to direct the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to establish a grant program to minimize the achievement and opportunity gaps; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 580) of Chynah Tyler and others for legislation to establish parent engagement and supports grants within the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 586) of Aaron Vega, Mary S. Keefe and others relative to funding for public schools and the foundation budget review commission; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3759) of John H. Rogers and Jason M. Lewis relative to the targeted local contribution of the foundation budget under the chapter 70 funding formula, so called; and (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3944) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Josh S. Cutler relative to the minimum amount of school aid available to municipalities,- reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2348).

Bill Information

Sponsor:
Joint Committee on Education

Bill History

Displaying 8 actions for Bill S.2348
Date Branch Action
9/19/2019 Senate Reported from the committee on Education
9/19/2019 Senate New draft of S236, S238, S242, S243, S248, S251, S252, S273, S274, S282, S292, S308, S310, S316, S334, S335, S341, S2185, S2266, H41, H70, H409, H420, H423, H436, H449, H451, H466, H476, H485, H486, H488, H494, H497, H500, H501, H502, H510, H512, H513, H535, H562, H563, H576, H577, H578, H579, H580, H586, H3759 and H3944
9/19/2019 Senate Bill reported favorably by committee and referred to the committee on Senate Ways and Means
9/23/2019 Senate Order relative to subject matter adopted
9/23/2019 Senate Placed in the Orders of the Day for Thursday, October 3, 2019
9/24/2019 Senate Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, substituting a new draft, see S2350
10/3/2019 Senate Read second
10/3/2019 Senate New draft substituted, see S2350

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