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2012 House Bill 5659: Revise school “accreditation”
Introduced by Rep. Ken Yonker (R) on May 22, 2012
To repeal detailed requirements for a school to be “accredited,” and instead give the state superintendent of public instruction the discretion to create a list of third party accreditors whose standards would demonstrate “educational excellence”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on May 22, 2012
Reported in the House on June 6, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 14, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 14, 2012
To repeal requirements for a school to be “accredited.” Schools would still be subject to state and federal "accountability" requirements (including those prescribed by the federal "No Child Left Behind" law).
Received in the Senate on July 18, 2012
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on July 18, 2012
Reported in the Senate on December 11, 2012
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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