SB 14

84(R) - 2015
Senate Education
Senate Education
Public Education

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Larry Taylor


Brandon Creighton

Bill Caption

Relating to empowering the parents of students to petition for the reconstitution, repurposing, alternative management, or closure of low-performing public school campuses.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State.

Local Government Impact

Campuses could incur additional costs if required to undergo reconstitution, repurposing, alternative management, or closure. These costs would be anticipated to vary considerably by campus.

Bill Analysis

SB 14 would allow parents to petition for changes on an unacceptable school after two years of unacceptable ratings, in contrast to current law that requires five years of consecutive unacceptable ratings. The bill would provide that the commissioner must order a reconstitution of a campus after two years of unacceptable ratings.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill positively affirms the principle of personal responsibility, therefore we support this legislation. Since parents have limited choice over where their children attend school since it is based off geographic considerations, they should have greater control over school improvement if a school is low performing. SB 14 would help parents take greater responsibility for helping their children have a higher quality of education.