Legislative Actions on Education

Overview

Legislative Action

SREB tracks and reports on actions on education issues by state lawmakers across the SREB region. Based on research and meetings with state leaders during their legislative sessions, issues of the Legislative Report detail recent governors’ proposals, bills and funding actions. The Legislative Briefing presents these actions by topic annually. 

Legislators, governors’ staffs and other policy-makers often turn to SREB for the latest information on education issues. 

State senators, representatives, their staff members and others may contact SREB State Services staff for assistance at any time.

Publication October 20184 pagesMatthew Smith, SREB Research Associate

Improving School Climate

This publication includes information on state legislation and considerations for improving adult professional culture and measuring school climate.

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Publication May 20184 PagesState Services Staff

School District Consolidation

Consolidation, also referred to as regionalization or reorganization, is the process of joining two or more schools or districts into a single entity. State policymakers seeking efficiencies in K-12 education often explore district consolidation as a means of decreasing education expenditures. For decades researchers and policymakers have debated the benefits of consolidation.

Publication May 20188 pages18S02

2018 Legislative Report No. 2

Governors’ legislative and budget proposals in Delaware and
Oklahoma. Final actions in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, Mississippi
and West Virginia. Notes from other SREB states.

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Publication February 20188 pages18S01

2018 Legislative Report No. 1

Governors’ legislative and budget proposals in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Notes from other SREB states. 

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Publication October 20174 pagesState Services Staff

Shared Services Arrangements

Shared services arrangements combine individual functions of two or more school districts to yield cost savings. These arrangements can take several forms. States review district operations and provide information that encourages sharing services.

Publication October 20173 pagesState Services Staff

Shared Superintendents

Some school districts may opt to share superintendents, particularly in tough financial times. Factors including number of districts influence this decision, and state incentives play a role in encouraging districts to adopt the option.

Publication August 201719 pages17S05

2017 Legislative Report No. 4

Final actions in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Notes from other SREB states.

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Publication March 2017 7 pages17S02

2017 Legislative Report No. 2

Governors’ legislative and budget proposals in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia. Notes from other SREB states. 

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Publication February 2017 7 pages 17S01

2017 Legislative Report No. 1

Governors’ legislative and budget proposals in Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Notes from other SREB states. 

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Publication June 201621 pages(16S04)

2016 Special Legislative Report

Final legislative actions in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina,Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia