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2009 House Bill 4789: Authorize failing school “turnaround schools” [charter schools]
Introduced by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on April 2, 2009 To authorize state funding for a failing school that has been converted into a “turnaround school” (charter school), under the same terms as apply to regular charter schools (they get the lesser of the per pupil foundation allowance of the surrounding conventional school district, or the minimum foundation allowance plus $300).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on April 2, 2009
Reported in the House on June 18, 2009 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on June 18, 2009
Substitute offered by Rep. Tim Melton (D) on June 25, 2009 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 25, 2009
Passed 69 to 39 in the House on June 25, 2009 (same description)
To authorize state funding for a failing school that has been converted into a “turnaround school” (charter school), under the same terms as apply to regular charter schools (they get the lesser of the per pupil foundation allowance of the surrounding conventional school district, or the minimum foundation allowance plus $300).
Received in the Senate on July 15, 2009
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on July 15, 2009

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