+ − Bills Assigned (199) MS - SB2659 Mississippi Community Oriented Policing Services in Schools (MCOPS) grant program; establish in the State Department of Education. MS - SB2637 School district consolidation; require in Clay County. MS - SB2633 "Mississippi Student Religious Liberties Act of 2013"; enact. MS - SB2199 Local school superintendents; all appointed after January 1, 2016, except pursuant to referendum. MS - SB2779 School districts under conservatorship; provide for special election to fill vacant school board positions. MS - SB2658 Mississippi Education Works Program; enact education reforms. MS - SB2636 Agricultural high schools; transfer Coahoma Agricultural High School and Hinds Agricultural High School to county school district. MS - SB2395 Prekindergarten programs; to be implemented by the State Department of Education on a phased-in basis. MS - SB2743 "Mississippi Asthma and Anaphylaxis Child Safety Act"; enact. MS - SB2396 Accreditation of schools; prescribe standards for single "A" through "F" school and school district accountability system. MS - SB2347 Literacy-Based Promotion Act; establish in public schools to achieve grade-level reading by end of 3rd Grade. MS - SB2188 Teacher and administrator licensure; clarify grounds for license denial and procedures for reinstatement. MS - SB2189 "Mississippi Public Charter Schools Act of 2013"; enact. MS - SB2141 Local school boards in Mississippi; create task force to study structure of. MS - SB2138 School district financial procedures; clarify distribution of funds and time of payment of school employee salaries. MS - SB2133 Erin's Law; create study committee to study implementation of curriculum based on. MS - SB2124 State takeover of school districts; provide timeline and exit criteria for school district conservators. MS - HB1571 Mississippi Upstart Project; create home-based educational program to develop school readiness in preschoolers. MS - HB1491 Mississippi High School Activities Association; provide legislative oversight for and appoint advisors. MS - HB1473 Compulsory school attendance; increase age of and revise various provisions. MS - HB1472 Body mass index (BMI); require schools to collect for certain students and provide to parents with an explanation. MS - HB1338 Statewide Autism Director within State Department of Education; require State Superintendent of Education to appoint. MS - HB1245 School board members; require all to be elected at time of presidential election. MS - HB1217 Oakley Youth Development Center; establish process to convert to a public charter school. MS - HB1171 Extracurricular and athletic activities; require students to maintain a 2.0 weekly grade point average for participation. MS - HB1112 Schoolchildren's Religious Liberties Act; create. MS - HB1096 Corporal punishment; authorize use of wooden paddle in public schools to administer. MS - HB1082 Home schooled students; authorize participation in public school extracurricular activities. MS - HB1057 Part-time teachers; require local school boards to adopt policy to use to provide remedial instruction to certain students. MS - HB1011 School textbook fund; clarify purposes for which funds may be used. MS - HB1509 "Dream Makers Program"; create as an after-school program for students in Grades 7 and 8. MS - HB1476 School curriculum; authorize financial literacy curriculum in high schools. MS - HB1466 Compulsory School Attendance Law; delete provision allowing parent to disenroll child from kindergarten. MS - HB1447 School districts; require policies if accredited at the three lowest levels and alternate curriculum. MS - HB1429 Commission on Reviewing the Governance of Sixteenth Section Lands in Mississippi; create. MS - HB1375 Task force to study and report on the funding and implementation of universal pre-kindergarten programs; create. MS - HB1325 Teacher's contracts; impose fine upon school districts for failure to provide timely period for. MS - HB1340 Learning materials; require school districts to submit to State Department of Education for approval. MS - HB1257 School nutrition; require school districts to serve low-fat meals and snacks to students diagnosed as overweight. MS - HB1246 Surveillance cameras; authorize use of in classrooms and other areas of alternative schools. MS - HB1558 Mississippi Student Athletes Protection Act; enact. MS - HB1556 Municipal Interlocal Agreements; revise requirements when providing police protection for public schools. MS - HB1551 Mississippi Public Charter School Act of 2013; enact to establish process for creating. MS - HB1545 Pre-kindergarten; require Department of Education to create the "ABC Program" to provide instruction via Internet. MS - HB1508 Teacher pay; authorize local school districts to pay biweekly or once a month upon a determination by the board. MS - HB1456 Mississippi Foundation for Early Childhood Development; create. MS - HB1446 Financial reports; require SBE to promulgate rules and reporting requirements for submitting. MS - HB1399 School guidance counselors; establish pilot program in certain school districts with high incidences of teen pregnancy or school violence. MS - HB1122 School districts; require audit of all local, state and federal funds expended by. MS - HB1120 Mississippi School for Reading and the Arts; create. MS - HB1036 Student placement; require students who complete the sentence in a juvenile facility be returned to the traditional classroom setting. MS - HB945 Occupational diploma; revise manner of issuance to increase employment opportunities for students with special needs. MS - HB939 Eligibility of children in certain licensed residential facilities to receive federal education funds; provide. MS - HB924 Public Schools; prohibit athletic and academic teams from participating in certain unaudited associations. MS - HB605 Scholastic year; increase days for school with accreditation rating grade of "D" or "F". MS - HB349 Immunization requirements; exempt school-age children from for bona fide religious beliefs. MS - HB1510 "Health Careers Academy"; create for students in Grades 9 through 12. MS - HB1480 School board; teachers may serve as a member of only in district of employment. MS - HB1474 School curriculum; require students to receive additional instruction in healthy living. MS - HB1438 Comprehensive School Health Education Program; include additional components in and require school nurse to teach. MS - HB1272 Mississippi Eminent Scholars Fund; expand qualifications that can qualify for grant from. MS - HB779 Compulsory school attendance; lower age to 5 years and disallow parent from removing child from kindergarten. MS - HB762 Prekindergarten; establish pilot program in Alcorn County for certain children. MS - HB731 Compulsory-school-age child; increase to age 18 years. MS - HB716 School district consolidation; require in certain county. MS - HB705 School superintendents; require all to be appointed after January 1, 2013. MS - HB627 Writing curriculum; require SBE to establish curriculum for the teaching of manuscript handwriting. MS - HB575 MAEP; bring forward sections relating to for purpose of possible revisions. MS - HB521 Teacher classroom supply funds; restrict diverting funds specified for appropriation for other purposes. MS - HB1528 Early Graduation Achievement Act of 2013; create to provide scholarship incentive for early high school graduates. MS - HB1147 Graduation exercises; allow those in alternative schools and juvenile offenders who meet graduation requirements to participate in at school of last attendance. MS - HB1142 Specialized charter school; create for exceptional children with intellectual disabilities. MS - HB1180 Charter schools; create a pilot program for girls in Grades 3 through 12. MS - HB1158 School board members; revise manner of compensation to allow additional per diem for performance of duties in furtherance of regular board meetings. MS - HB1148 Mississippi School for the Intellectually Disabled; create. MS - HB1039 Dept. of Education; require to conduct annual legislative and board update information sessions in each school district. MS - HB1004 Nate Rogers Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program; create to provide students with disabilities with school choice. MS - HB538 Exceptional children; require school districts to develop policy for disciplining. MS - HB462 School districts; authorize to acquire real property with funds from any source. MS - HB415 Education Enhancement Fund; authorize SDE to use portion of allocation for purchase of certain technology projects. MS - HB1521 School district employees; authorize voluntary dues deductions for membership in professional associations. MS - HB1502 Student residency requirements; require State Board of Education to adopt uniform policy to be implemented by school boards. MS - HB1467 School social workers and psychologists; authorize districts to employ and receive partial state reimbursement for salaries. MS - HB1450 Body mass index (BMI); require schools to collect for certain students and provide to parents with an explanation. MS - HB1445 School curriculum; require comprehensive Mississippi history course for public school students in Grade 9. MS - HB1439 Trimester School Year Pilot Program; establish. MS - HB1150 Parent School Review Board; create to review school procedures on placement of students in alternative schools. MS - HB1123 Class size; require local school boards to adopt policy reducing at various grade levels. MS - HB972 Mississippi Compulsory School Attendance Law; require schools to excuse absence due to student serving as legislative page. MS - HB959 Mississippi Study Committee on School Safety; create. MS - HB896 MS Speech-Language Therapy Scholarship for Students with Speech-Language Impairments; create to provide students with school choice. MS - HB888 Student grades; enhance penalty imposed on school districts for individuals who influence falsification of. MS - HB887 Student transfer; prohibit school boards in failing districts from denying to better performing district. MS - HB1407 School district payroll; remove requirement that payroll of district employees be secured through direct deposit. MS - HB1370 "MS Save Our Children Act"; create. MS - HB1141 Charter schools; create pilot program for boys in Grades 3-12. MS - HB1176 End-of-course subject area tests; prohibit mandatory passing scores as requirement for graduation. MS - HB766 Adequate education program; annually increase adjustment to base student cost for at-risk students until 50%. MS - HB1341 State Department of Education; require certain actions to improve program of internal auditing. MS - HB1247 Public Schools; require surveillance video in each classroom and certain other areas of the school facility. MS - HB889 School personnel; prohibit engaging in political activity while in performance of official duties. MS - HB758 School curriculum; require teachers to prepare daily lesson plans aligned with the curriculum objective adopted by local school board. MS - HB721 "MS Student Religious Liberties Act of 2013;" enact. MS - HB1209 Public schools; require student wellness be included as component of curriculum. MS - HB1192 DHS; prohibit removal of students from school without first giving notice of removal to parents. MS - HB1177 Student tutors; require school boards to develop program to incentivize peer-to-peer instruction provided by certain. MS - HB1145 School attendance officers; require school districts to provide consistent reporting of student absence to parents. MS - HB975 Districts under conservator; provide for special election in certain to fill vacancies on school board. MS - HB958 Concealed firearms on school premises; require local school board to adopt policy authorizing certain school employees to carry. MS - HB955 Reading Proficiency Program; establish in public schools to achieve grade level reading by end of 3rd grade. MS - HB953 Vaccinations; allow exemption from requirement for school attendance with parental affidavit as being contrary to their beliefs. MS - HB929 School districts; require those placed under conservatorship to remain there under until it attains a "B" rating. MS - HB906 Opportunity Scholarship Program; create for low income students to attend nonpublic schools. MS - HB864 Youth and Community Safety Act; create. MS - HB471 School board members; increase qualifications of to be eligible for selection as. MS - HB208 County school board members; require to declare party affiliation and be elected by a majority vote. MS - HB107 "Sandusky Rule"; create. MS - HB60 School resource officers designated as peace officers; clarify ability to make arrests on school property. MS - HB55 Elected school boards; elect all members at time of presidential election. MS - HB834 Electronic textbooks; authorize SDE to purchase license agreement form publishers of. MS - HB567 School security guards; require school districts to employ for each school. MS - HB565 School districts; require to adopt a prepared intervention policy before the 2014-2015 school year. MS - HB450 School district financial procedures; clarify distribution of funds and time of payment of employee salaries and wages. MS - HB449 School district superintendents; require all to be appointed beginning in 2016. MS - HB444 School employee salaries and wages; require December payment to be paid by last working day of the month. MS - HB890 Education Works: Mississippi Literacy-Based Promotion Act/performance-based pay; create. MS - HB569 Homework; require teachers to incorporate daily and weekly assignments into their curriculum. MS - HB513 Nutritional chart; require to be displayed prominently in school cafeteria. MS - HB461 Compact for education; repeal. MS - HB916 Student transfer; prohibit school boards in districts graded "D" or "F" from denying to better performing district. MS - HB340 Dating violence; require school districts to adopt policy and educate students on. MS - HB879 Students of military personnel residing on base; allow parent or legal guardian to choose school or school district of enrollment. MS - HB519 Tax levy to support school districts; authorize levying authority to veto school board request for increase up to seven percent. MS - HB457 Compulsory school attendance; increase age of and revise various provisions. MS - HB389 Textbooks; authorize flexibility in use of alternative electronic forms of. MS - HB234 School districts; require administrative consolidation into one district per county. MS - HB191 Mathematics and science instruction; enhance through new programs in middle schools. MS - HB787 Districts of Innovation; authorize State Board of Education to approve creation of in local school districts. MS - HB781 Pre-kindergarten programs; require State Dept. of Education to implement on phased-in basis beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. MS - HB744 Dropout Prevention and Student Re-engagement Act; create. MS - HB704 School district consolidation; require in certain counties. MS - HB678 Community Business Strategies Y-Biz Young Adult Entrepreneurship Pilot Program; establish for Jackson Public Schools. MS - HB647 School revenue; provide levying authority with veto power relating to request for increase in tax measure for. MS - HB637 Financial literacy curriculum; require State Board of Education to revise grades for which offered. MS - HB626 Writing curriculum; require SBE to establish curriculum for the teaching of cursive writing. MS - HB253 CPR; require to be taught as instructional component for physical education in Grades 9-12. MS - HB25 School term; reduces number of days in scholastic year to 170. MS - HB24 Teacher and administrator licensure; clarify grounds for denial and reinstatement procedures. MS - HB827 School property; authorize district superintendents to select certain employees to carry concealed weapons on campus. MS - HB822 School administrators; prohibit districts from hiring as consultant if last employed by a failing district. MS - HB672 Dyslexia Education Scholarship Program; increase maximum number of students eligible to 20. MS - HB636 Certified academic language therapy; include in category of individuals eligible for annual salary supplement. MS - HB635 Graduation requirements; require ACT to serve as high school exit exam in lieu of subject area tests. MS - HB369 Mississippi Charter Schools Act of 2013; create. MS - HB821 School districts; exempt those meeting the highest levels of accreditation standards from certain duties. MS - HB810 State Board of Education; require to relax regulations on public school in the same manner relaxed for public charter schools. MS - HB669 School District Home Rule Authority Task Force; create to study means to provide greater autonomy to local school districts. MS - HB668 Mississippi Enhanced Early Childhood Education Pilot Program; create. MS - HB648 Eligibility of children in certain licensed residential facilities to receive federal education funds; provide. MS - HB639 School choice; establish opportunity scholarships and open enrollment for public school students. MS - HB432 Sex-related education; revise to clarify the instructional approach to the topic of abortion in the adopted curriculum. MS - HB320 Student speech; grant immunity to school officials allowing amplified student messages consistent with district policy. MS - HB412 Adequate Education Program; delete calculation for additional funding in districts experiencing positive growth. MS - HB390 Teacher evaluation; establish process for comprehensive assessment of performance and growth. MS - HB293 Elementary school counselors; allocate funds under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for. MS - HB283 Hope Program; establish and develop system to re-enroll high school dropouts in programs leading to a high school diploma. MS - HB282 General election; change day to Saturday for state, county, municipal and certain school board officers. MS - HB218 College and Career Readiness Planning Program; create. MS - HB192 Vision 2020: An Education Blueprint for Two Thousand Twenty; create. MS - HB189 Public school students; authorize community service as an alternative to suspension or expulsion. MS - HB177 School Protection Act; enact. MS - HB108 School curriculum; require voter education as a component of the United States government course. MS - HB398 Writing curriculum; require SBE to establish curriculum to be adopted by local school boards for the teaching of cursive writing. MS - HB385 Licensed school employees; allow use of personal leave near holiday if summoned by court. MS - HB350 Appropriation; Recreational Facilities Activity Program Fund administered by the State Department of Education. MS - HB322 Teachers; extend years for annual incremental increases from 35 to 40 years. MS - HB270 Compulsory school attendance; discontinue public assistance and benefits of families failing to comply with. MS - HB256 Anti-bullying awareness; require school districts to provide personnel with professional development training to detect signs of. MS - HB190 Erin's Law; create to authorize school boards to adopt policy addressing child sexual abuse. MS - HB127 High school curriculum; extend repealer on requirement that SDE develop choices for direct entry into workforce & high school redesign pilot program. MS - HB121 School superintendents; require to certify all statistical information submitted to SDE. MS - HB118 Districts of Innovation; authorize State Board of Education to approve creation of in local school districts. MS - HB92 Gaming; create state lottery to fund higher education. MS - HB54 Teacher Classroom and Disciplinary Control Act; create. MS - HB35 State Superintendent of Public Education; require to be appointed by the Governor. MS - HB27 Assistant teachers; require school districts to notify of nonreemployment within 15 days after adoption of budget. MS - HB207 National board certified school employees; remove requirement that annual salary supplement be subject to legislative appropriation. MS - HB200 Erin's Law; create to implement curriculum for prevention of sexual abuse for children in Mississippi. MS - HB166 School superintendents; revise minimum qualifications for elected and appointed. MS - HB114 School administrators; require to report acts of violence resulting in injury to local law enforcement authorities. MS - HB74 Student attendance; allow excused absence for those participating in 4-H & FFA sponsored events not to exceed five per academic year. MS - HB59 School security and campus safety; create task force to study growing incidences of school violence and enhanced safety measures. MS - HB46 Family dynamics; add to public school curriculum as a required component. MS - HB23 School cafeterias; local school board shall adopt policy allowing donation of surplus food to charity. MS - HB12 Financial Literacy Program; expand grades in which school districts may implement. MS - HB8 Administrative consolidation of school districts in certain counties; provide referendum on the question of. MS - HB61 Comprehensive eye examination; require for certain students upon enrollment in public school or private school approved by the SBE. MS - HB53 School superintendents; revise minimum qualification of for purpose of being employed as. MS - HB26 School nurses; authorize to administer auto-injectable epinephrine to students.