Substitute for Raised S.B. No. 379
Session Year 2010


AN ACT CONCERNING VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS.

To require the State Board of Education to conduct a formal vote before closing or suspending operations of a vocational-technical school; to require that at least two members of the State Board of Education have industrial, trade or technical school experience; to eliminate the state-wide advisory committee on regional vocational-technical schools and require an annual informational hearing regarding the vocational-technical school system; to require the State Bond Commission to vote on whether to issue bonds that the General Assembly approved for maintenance and trade and capital equipment for vocational-technical schools, but the commission has not allocated; to require the State Board of Education to inspect the busses in operation at the vocational-technical schools and to replace any school bus in service at a vocational-technical school that is ten years or older and to require the superintendent of the vocational-technical school system to report annually on such school bus replacement; to require that the vocational-technical school system be a separate line item in the budget; to require the superintendent of the vocational-technical school system to biannually submit the operating budgets for each individual vocational-technical school to OPM, OFA and the General Assembly and to make available such budgets on the vocational-technical school system's web site to allow the superintendent of the vocational-technical school system to purchase certain supplies and equipment independent of the Department of Administrative Services.