Substitute for Raised S.B. No. 1039
Session Year 2011


To clarify the status of the State Education Resource Center as a nonstock corporation and nonprofit tax exempt organization within the Department of Education; to allow certain medical professionals from military bases who are not licensed by the state to conduct health assessments in schools; to eliminate an expenditure requirement for regional educational service centers and the requirement that regional educational service centers collect and analyze data on school efforts to reduce racial, ethnic and economic isolation; to eliminate the requirement that superintendents submit data on the reduction of racial, ethnic and economic isolation in the district to the regional educational service center and instead submit such data directly to the Commissioner of Education; to require that a teacher maintain a valid J-1 Visa issued by the United States Department of State as a condition of renewal of an international teacher permit; to delete obsolete provisions relating to the minimum expenditure requirement; to allow for prior year adjustments to magnet school operating grants recovery of funds when audits reveal an overpayment by the state; and to increase the term of members of the Department of Education's arbitration panel from two years to four years.