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Angela Burks Hill

Mississippi Senate

District _040
PO Box 1018
Jackson, MS  39215-1018 

Home Phone: 601-798-3195
Office Phone: 601-359-3226
Fax: 601-359-3938
Email: ahill@senate.ms.gov
Web Site: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/senate/hill.xml
 

Voted with The Parentsí Campaign position:
     *This session:  63%
     *Lifetime:  63 %

* Percent is based on only those votes on which The Parentsí Campaign took a position.


The following is a cumulative list of all recorded education votes for this legislator on which The Parentsí Campaign has taken a position. Click on a vote date below to see details for that vote. "PNV" in the How Voted column means "Present, but Not Voting."
 

 

Bill Issue Name Vote Description How
Voted
TPC's
Position
Vote
Date
HB 1152 Charter Schools Mississippi Public Charter Schools Act of 2012: Allows conversion and start-up public charter schools to locate throughout the state. Prohibits virtual charter schools, but allows charter schools to contract for virtual classes according to current state statute. Star and High Performing school districts must give local school board approval for charters to locate within their districts. Successful school districts must give local board approval to charter applicants until July 1, 2015, after which time charter schools may locate in Successful districts without local board approval. Creates the seven-member Mississippi Public Charter School Accountability Board to serve as the sole authorizer of charter schools: three members appointed by the Governor, three appointed by the Lt. Governor, and one appointed by the State Superintendent of Education. Grants the authorizer power to exempt charter schools from some state statutes. Students may cross district lines to attend charter schools. Allows state and local per pupil funding to follow students. Charter schools are subject to the same accountability assessments and ratings as traditional public schools. Bill passed. Yeas: 31; Nays: 19; Absent or Not Voting: 2 Yea Nay 4/11/2012
HB 1134 Appointed Superintendents Original bill amended by Senate to require the appointment, rather than election, of all local school superintendents by their local school boards beginning January 1, 2016. At the expiration of the term of any county superintendent of education elected in the November 2011 general election, the superintendent of said county shall not be elected but shall thereafter be subject to appointment by the local school board. Pursuant to a petition by registered voters prior to January 1, 2015, a referendum may be held on the question of retaining the office of elected county superintendent of education. Bill passed. Yeas: 37; Nays: 15; Present Not Voting: 0; Absent: 0 Yea Yea 4/10/2012
HB 864 Dropout Prevention Mississippi Works Dual Enrollment - Dual Credit Option: Program for those who have dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out. Pilot in five school districts in 2012-2013 school year and statewide in 2013-2014. Allows simultaneous enrollment in student's high school and local community college to receive dual credit for high school completion courses and a work skills certificate program. Tuition and fees for community college courses included in this program provided at no cost to students. Amended in Committee to initiate program statewide in 2012-2013 and to include career, technical, and degree program courses. Bill passed. Yeas: 51; Nays: 0; Present or Not Voting: 0; Absent: 1 Yea Yea 4/4/2012
SB 2737 Standards/Accountability School District Accreditation: Authorizes State Board of Education to withdraw a school district's accreditation for violation of accreditation standards without a probationary period. Allows transfer of students to an accredited district, with per pupil funding following the student. Authorizes State Board of Education to abolish a school district declared to be in a state of emergency for a second time and administratively consolidate it with one or more existing districts, with the consent of those districts. Prohibits school board members and superintendents in office when state of emergency is declared from serving in that office after state of emergency no longer exists. Bill passed. Yeas: 37; Nays: 12; Present or Not Voting: 3; Absent: 0 Yea Yea 3/15/2012
SB 2313 Appointed Superintendents Requires the appointment, rather than election, of all local school superintendents by their local school boards beginning January 1, 2016. At the expiration of the term of any county superintendent of education elected in the November 2011 general election, the superintendent of said county will not be elected but will be subject to appointment by the local school board. Authorizes a referendum on retaining the office of elected county superintendent of education pursuant to petition by registered voters prior to January 1, 2015. Bill passed. Yeas: 43; Nays: 9; Absent or Not Voting: 0 Yea Yea 3/13/2012
SB 2792 Standards/Accountability Dual Enrollment - Dual Credit Work Skills Certificate Program: Authorizes students to dually enroll in high school and community college in a dual credit program consisting of high school completion courses and a work skills certificate program. Pilot in five school districts in 2012-2013 school year; statewide implementation in 2013-2014 school year. Bill passed. Yeas: 52; Nays: 0; Absent or Not Voting: 0 Yea Yea 3/13/2012
SB 2401 Charter Schools Mississippi Public Charter Schools Act of 2012 (committee substitute): Allows conversion and start-up public charter schools to locate throughout the state. High Performing and Star school districts must give board approval for charters to locate within their districts. Creates the Mississippi Public Charter School Accountability Board, consisting of seven appointed members, to serve as the sole authorizer of charter schools. Students may cross district lines to attend charter schools. Allows state and local per pupil funding to follow students. Charter schools are subject to the same accountability assessments and ratings as traditional public schools. Bill passed. Yeas: 34, Nays: 17, Absent or Not Voting: 1 Yea Nay 2/22/2012
SB 2401 Amendment 1 Charter Schools Amendment 1: Amends Mississippi Public Charter Schools Act of 2012 (committee substitute) to allow the authorizer to only authorize charters for low performing, at risk of failing, and failing schools. Amendment failed. Yeas: 19, Nays: 32, Absent or Not Voting: 1 Nay Yea 2/22/2012

 
 
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