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Bridges4Kids LogoNew Michigan Law Requires Schools and ISD's to Draw up Plans to Encourage Parent Involvement for 2004-2005 School Year
Bridges4Kids, May 2004

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Senate Bill 0307 (2003)
Public Act 107 of 2004

Sponsors Nancy Cassis - (primary)
Tony Stamas, Laura Toy, Michelle McManus, Jason Allen, Mike Goschka, Irma Clark-Coleman

Categories Education, other; Education, school districts

Education; other; parent involvement plan; create. Amends 1976 PA 451 (MCL 380.1 - 380.1852) by adding sec. 1294.

     

Text: Act No. 107

Public Acts of 2004

Approved by the Governor: May 20, 2004

Filed with the Secretary of State: May 20, 2004

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 20, 2004

STATE OF MICHIGAN 92ND LEGISLATURE REGULAR SESSION OF 2004

Introduced by Senators Cassis, Stamas, Toy, McManus, Allen, Goschka and Clark-Coleman

ENROLLED SENATE BILL No. 307

AN ACT to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled "An act to provide a system of public instruction and elementary and secondary schools; to revise, consolidate, and clarify the laws relating to elementary and secondary education; to provide for the organization, regulation, and maintenance of schools, school districts, public school academies, intermediate school districts, and other public school entities; to prescribe rights, powers, duties, and privileges of schools, school districts, public school academies, intermediate school districts, and other public school entities; to provide for the regulation of school teachers and certain other school employees; to provide for school elections and to prescribe powers and duties with respect thereto; to provide for the levy and collection of taxes; to provide for the borrowing of money and issuance of bonds and other evidences of indebtedness; to establish a fund and provide for expenditures from that fund; to provide for and prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments, the state board of education, and certain other boards and officials; to provide for licensure of boarding schools; to prescribe penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts," (MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1294.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 1294. (1) Not later than January 1, 2005, the board of a school district or intermediate school district or the board of directors of a public school academy shall adopt and implement a parent involvement plan designed to encourage parental participation.

(2) The board or board of directors shall provide a copy of the parent involvement plan to the parent or legal guardian of each pupil. The board or board of directors may provide the copy of the policy by including the policy in its student handbook or a similar publication that is distributed to all pupils and parents.

(3) The board or board of directors shall provide a copy of the parent involvement plan to the department upon request by the department.

(4) The department shall review parental involvement practices that have been implemented by public schools in this state and elsewhere and shall post information at the department website about successful parental involvement policies and practices.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.

Secretary of the Senate
Clerk of the House of Representatives
Approved
Governor

  

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