Bill Text: PA HB246 | 2011-2012 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: In terms and courses of study, further providing for minimum number of days and school month.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 10-4)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2011-01-26 - Referred to EDUCATION [HB246 Detail]

Download: Pennsylvania-2011-HB246-Introduced.html

  

 

    

PRINTER'S NO.  197

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

HOUSE BILL

 

No.

246

Session of

2011

  

  

INTRODUCED BY GROVE, BEAR, BOYD, CALTAGIRONE, D. COSTA, GINGRICH, KAUFFMAN, MILNE, RAPP, STERN AND SWANGER, JANUARY 26, 2011

  

  

REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, JANUARY 26, 2011  

  

  

  

AN ACT

  

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Amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), entitled "An

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act relating to the public school system, including certain

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provisions applicable as well to private and parochial

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schools; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the

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laws relating thereto," in terms and courses of study,

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further providing for minimum number of days and school

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month.

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The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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hereby enacts as follows:

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Section 1.  Section 1501 of the act of March 10, 1949

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(P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949,

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amended June 30, 1980 (P.L.279, No.80), is amended to read:

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Section 1501.  Minimum Number of Days; School Month.--(a)  

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All public kindergartens, elementary and secondary schools shall

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be kept open each school year for at least one hundred eighty

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(180) days of instruction for pupils.

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(b)  (1)  No days on which the schools are closed shall be

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counted as days taught[, and no time shall be counted as a pupil

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session for any activity to which admission is charged].

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(2)  Educational experiences sanctioned by a school,

 


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including field trips or other experiences, that are paid for

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wholly or in part by students, parents or guardians shall be

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counted as instructional time for the purposes of this section.

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(c)  No school district shall be required to change its

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graduation schedule or require graduating students to return to

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school after graduation to make up class days lost due to severe

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weather conditions or, in the school year 1979-1980 for

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situations beyond the control of the school district as a result

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of major construction and renovation to the school building.

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(d)  No district which makes a bona fide effort as determined

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by the Secretary of Education to provide one hundred eighty

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(180) days of instruction for graduating students shall receive

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less subsidy payments or reimbursements than it would otherwise

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be entitled to receive on account of the school year because of

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the provisions of this section.

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(e)  Unless otherwise provided by this act, the board of

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school directors in any district or joint board may keep such

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other schools or departments as it may establish open during

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such time as it may direct.

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(f)  Twenty days of actual teaching shall constitute a school

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month.

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Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2011, or

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immediately, whichever is later.

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