S. 616 (112th): Supporting Community Schools Act of 2011

Introduced:
Mar 17, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on March 17, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced
Mar 17, 2011
 
Sponsor
Bernard “Bernie” Sanders
Senator from Vermont
Party
Independent
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Last Updated
Mar 17, 2011
Length
19 pages
Related Bills
S. 844 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 25, 2013

 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 in order to support the community schools model.

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (6D) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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3/17/2011--Introduced.
Supporting Community Schools Act of 2011 - Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to authorize local educational agencies (LEAs) to use school improvement funds to transform schools identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring into community schools.
(Schools are identified as needing improvement, corrective action, or restructuring when they fail to make adequate yearly progress [AYP] toward state academic performance standards.)
Defines a "community school" as a public elementary or secondary school that partners with community-based entities, both public and private, to address students' academic, health, and developmental needs while also serving as a community center that provides or hosts relevant community services.
Requires such schools to be based on research into successful practices in: (1) improving student achievement or growth, (2) closing achievement gaps between groups of students, and (3) increasing student attendance and graduation rates.
Authorizes LEAs to use funds under part D (Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk) of title I of the ESEA to fund a community school coordinator who will support their community schools.

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