Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Senate Narrowly Approves New Start Date for Mississippi Public School Year



April 11, 2012
ROXIE, MS - 'At a Glance'


Mississippi Legislature / 2012 Regular Session / House Bill 707 


Description: School Start Date Act of 2012; enact to restrict the start of a new academic year after last Monday in August.


Background Information:
   Disposition:    Active
   Deadline:   General Bill/Constitutional Amendment
   Revenue:   No
   Vote type required:   Majority
   Effective date:   July 1, 2012
History of Actions:
   1   02/20 (H) Referred To Education
   2   03/06 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
   3   03/13 (H) Read the Third Time
   4   03/15 (H) Committee Substitute Adopted
   5   03/15 (H) Amended
   6   03/15 (H) Passed As Amended   
   7   03/15 (H) Motion to Reconsider Entered (Dixon, Moore, Clarke)
   8   03/16 (H) Motion to Reconsider Tabled
   9   03/20 (H) Transmitted To Senate
  10   03/28 (S) Referred To Education
  11   04/03 (S) Title Suff Do Pass As Amended
  12   04/10 (S) Amended
  13   04/10 (S) Passed As Amended    


Title: AN ACT TO CREATE THE SCHOOL START DATE ACT; TO PROVIDE THAT NO PUBLIC ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL BEGIN A NEW ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR OF INSTRUCTION ON OR AFTER THE FOURTH MONDAY IN AUGUST; TO EXEMPT THE MISSISSIPPI SCHOOLS FOR THE BLIND AND DEAF FROM THE APPLICATION OF THIS REQUIREMENT; TO AMEND SECTION 43-5-5, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, IN CONFORMITY THERETO; TO PROVIDE FOR THE REPEAL OF SECTION 37-13-61, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH AUTHORIZES THE LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD TO FIX THE DATE FOR THE OPENING AND CLOSING OF THE SCHOOL TERM ON JULY 1, 2014; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.


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Source: FCNews Staff / Public Record