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2011 Senate Bill 620: Authorize “parent trigger” charter school conversion (Senate Roll Call 440)
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Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on June 6, 2012, to require a public school that is in the lowest-achieving 5 percent of schools statewide to be essentially converted into a charter school if 60 percent of the parents sign a petition requesting this, or 51 percent of the parents plus 60 percent of the teachers. Employees in the resulting "conversion school" would not be subject to the district's union contract or included in the state-run school pension system.
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The vote was 20 in favor, 18 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 440)

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Democrat
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12 total votes
Republican
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26 total votes

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Authorize “parent trigger” charter school conversion

IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Brandenburg (R)Casperson (R)Colbeck (R)Hildenbrand (R)
Hune (R)Jansen (R)Kahn (R)Kowall (R)Marleau (R)
Meekhof (R)Moolenaar (R)Nofs (R)Pappageorge (R)Pavlov (R)
Proos (R)Richardville (R)Robertson (R)Schuitmaker (R)Walker (R)


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Anderson (D)Bieda (D)Gleason (D)Gregory (D)Hood (D)
Hopgood (D)Hunter (D)Johnson (D)Smith (D)Warren (D)
Whitmer (D)Young (D)   

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Caswell (R)Emmons (R)Green (R)Hansen (R)Jones (R)
Rocca (R)    




SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES

  n  Anderson (D)  n  Bieda (D)Y    Booher (R)Y    Brandenburg (R)Y    Casperson (R)
  n  Caswell (R)Y    Colbeck (R)  n  Emmons (R)  n  Gleason (D)  n  Green (R)
  n  Gregory (D)  n  Hansen (R)Y    Hildenbrand (R)  n  Hood (D)  n  Hopgood (D)
Y    Hune (R)  n  Hunter (D)Y    Jansen (R)  n  Johnson (D)  n  Jones (R)
Y    Kahn (R)Y    Kowall (R)Y    Marleau (R)Y    Meekhof (R)Y    Moolenaar (R)
Y    Nofs (R)Y    Pappageorge (R)Y    Pavlov (R)Y    Proos (R)Y    Richardville (R)
Y    Robertson (R)  n  Rocca (R)Y    Schuitmaker (R)  n  Smith (D)Y    Walker (R)
  n  Warren (D)  n  Whitmer (D)  n  Young (D)  

Senate Roll Call 440 on 2011 Senate Bill 620

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Re: 2011 Senate Bill 620 (Authorize “parent trigger” charter school conversion )  by middyx on August 9, 2012 
If turning a public school in a charter school would have a clear effect on improving education skills for kids in a certain area then I am definitely in favor of this bill. I do hope it will serve it's purpose otherwise we risk making an effort for nothing.


Re: 2011 Senate Bill 620 (Authorize “parent trigger” charter school conversion )  by rdrock on October 14, 2011 

Districts have budgets, debt, contracts, transporation, and neighborhood connections that make them districts. It is absurd to think that 51% of parents in any school could undue every other commitment to a school and community. This is why we have locally elected school boards. Please stop taking authority away from local school boards and communities.



Re: 2011 Senate Bill 620 (Authorize “parent trigger” charter school conversion )  by thejmfc on September 13, 2011 

I'm intrigued by this idea.  I wonder what such a conversion would actually entail.  



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