Senate Committee on Education
June 18, 2009
9:00 am
John J. Hainkel, Jr. Room

* Agenda Revised June 17, 2009, 2:29 pm *
Revision Notes: Add HCR 37, HCR 53, HCR 54, HCR 68, HCR99, HCR 101, HCR 131, HCR 151, HCR 164, HCR 165, HCR 168,


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 HCR37P.SMITHSTUDENTS - Requests city, parish, and other local public school boards to include student representation on such boards in an advisory, nonvoting capacity
 HCR53HUTTERCURRICULA - Requests BESE to develop and implement an age-appropriate unit on hurricane awareness for students in each grade in all local public school systems
 HCR54HUTTERTEACHERS - Requests the state Dept. of Education to compile statistics relative to where public school teachers certified in the past 10 years received degrees and report to education committees
 HCR68DIXONSCHOOLS - Requests BESE to study standards it uses to approve alternative education programs as such standards relate to providing sufficient counseling services and security
 HCR99MCVEACULTURE/REC/TOUR DEPT - Requests the Dept. of Culture, Recreation and Tourism to study methods of raising additional revenue through state historic sites
 HCR101SIMONHIGHER ED/GRADUATE - Requests instruction on principles of Universal Design and Visitability in certain graduate degree programs
 HCR131P.SMITHSCHOOLS - Requests BESE to develop and adopt policies relative to options and strategies for schools in danger of state takeover
 HCR151P.SMITHBESE - Requests BESE to study the feasibility of returning certain schools transferred to the Recovery School District to the local school systems from which they were transferred under certain circumstances
 HCR164P.SMITHSCHOOLS/DISTRICTS - Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to conduct an in-depth study of the financial burden on local school systems imposed by rising costs of providing retiree health care benefits and to recommend a solution
 HCR165DIXONEDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Requests BESE to implement a policy to provide for an alternate method of assessing the overall performance of alternative schools
 HCR168LEGERSCHOOLS/CHARTER - Requests the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to create a task force to study issues relative to charter school funding
 HB218HARDYSCHOOLS - Provides relative to the inspection and operation of fire safety and prevention equipment at public elementary and secondary schools (EN INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 HB223ARMESSCHOOLS/EMPLOYEES - Relative to noncomplex health procedures performed by certain school employees, changes references to "outside tracheostomy suctioning" to "tracheostomy suctioning"
 HB495DIXONEDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY - Exempts a school that meets specified criteria from being transferred to the Recovery School District
 HB519LEGERSCHOOLS/CHARTER - Removes limit on the number of charter schools and provides relative to the fee that a chartering authority may charge a school for certain administrative overhead costs incurred by the authority (EN SEE FISC NOTE EX See Note)
 HB721ROBERT JOHNSONEDUCATION/SPECIAL - Provides relative to cost reimbursements for special education and related services provided to certain students (EN SEE FISC NOTE LF EX See Note)
 HB872DOWNSSTUDENT/TUITION - Authorizes the LSU, Southern, and Univ. of La. boards of supervisors to impose specified tuition and attendance fee increases for certain students attending institutions under their management and supervision (RE +$7,100,000 SG RV See Note)