S. 403: Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2013

Introduced:
Feb 28, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Feb 28, 2013
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

H.R. 1199 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 14, 2013

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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 28, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Feb 28, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed Senate
Passed House
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.
Senior Senator from Pennsylvania
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Feb 28, 2013
Length
9 pages
Related Bills
S. 506 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 08, 2011

H.R. 1199 (Related)
Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 14, 2013

 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to address and take action to prevent bullying and harassment of students.

Summary

No summaries available.

 
Prognosis

10% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Cosponsors
45 cosponsors (42D, 2R, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/28/2013--Introduced.
Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2013 - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require states to direct their local educational agencies (LEAs) to establish policies that prevent and prohibit conduct, including bullying and harassment, that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to: (1) limit students' ability to participate in, or benefit from school programs; or (2) create a hostile or abusive educational environment that adversely affects their education.
Requires LEAs to also provide: (1) students, parents, and educational professionals with annual notice of the conduct prohibited in their discipline policies; (2) students and parents with grievance procedures that target such conduct; and (3) the public with annual data on the incidence and frequency of that conduct at the school and LEA level.
Requires: (1) the Secretary of Education to conduct, and report on, an independent biennial evaluation of programs and policies to combat bullying and harassment in elementary and secondary schools; and (2) the Commissioner for Education Statistics to collect state data, that are subject to independent review, to determine the incidence and frequency of the conduct prohibited by LEA discipline policies.

House Republican Conference Summary

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