SJ 418 Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Standards of Quality.
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Summary as introduced:
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Standards of Quality (SOQ); State and local support of public schools. Requires the Board of Education to determine and prescribe the Standards of Quality every two years and to design the SOQ to ensure an effective educational system of high quality throughout the Commonwealth. In addition, the Commonwealth and the local units of government shall be obligated to fully fund their portion of such cost by taxes or from other available funds. The current provision requires the Board to revise the SOQ "from time to time" and provides that "[e]ach unit of local government shall provide its portion of such cost by local taxes or from other available funds."

Full text:
01/16/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 035100528  pdf

Status:
01/16/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 035100528
01/16/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/03  Senate: Assigned to P. & E. sub-committee: 2
01/28/03  Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 0-N)
01/28/03  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
01/29/03  Senate: Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (7-Y 7-N)