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 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

Publication February 20168 pages(16S01)

2016 Legislative Report No. 1

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

Publication November 201516 pages(15S08)

2015 Legislative Briefing

2015 Legislative Briefing

Topics include: state and education budgets; state taxes and revenues; tuition and fees; student financial assistance; charter schools, choice and other opportunities; students with special needs; help for low-performing schools; student health and safety; standards and assessments; prekindergarten and early childhood; governance and authority; compensation and benefits; educator effectiveness, preparation and licensure; student data and privacy; and more.