Bills that were enacted either in the 2012 Regular or Special Session
|Removes the portion of the 2010 law that caused the Supreme Court to throw out the class action settlement
|School Board Governance Improvement Act of 2012; provides for additional requirements for school board members to serve, including minimum educational requirement and training requirements among others
|Ethics, defines the term de minimis, $25 gift limit
|Mandates local school board policy to restrict activity of athletes suffering concussions for certain number of days.
|State DOE provides electronic textbooks for grades 9-12
|Extends exemption from bidding to national cooperative purchasing programs
|Allows private driver's education instructors to conduct Driver's License testing
|Exempts public employees earning less than $50,000 from the Ethics law
|Provides for change in baseline date as it relates to the Base Closure and Realignment Commission as it relates to bond proceeds
|Farm to School Procurement Act, coordinated effort between Department of Education and Department of Agriculture and Industries to provide local grown food to schools, exempting some purchases from competitive bid laws
|Requires state superintendent to develop a school grading system reflective of school and district performance.
|Provides for additional $40 million appropriation to the Budget Stabilization Fund
|Flexible School Calendar Act of 2012; allows local boards to establish calendar providing 180 instructional days, using hourly equivalents if desired, within specified period of time
|PACT legislation change to allow Supreme Court to approve class action settlement.
|Birmingham Board of Education; all to assume office on the fourth Tuesday in October after election
|Appropriates $5,000 yearly supplements for teachers obtaining National Board certification through NBPTS
|Lowers mandatory school attendance age from 7 to 6
|Governor's Recommended Budget for FY13
|Mandates a $300 allotment for supplies per classroom funded under the Foundation Program
|Creates a statewide database for public contracts and bids.
|Strips public employees of portions of their retirement if that employee is convicted of certain offenses.
|Provides clear guidelines for school bus drivers to be allowed to drive a school bus
|Teachers certified by National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, supplemental appropriations from Education Trust Fund to Education Department for salary supplements