2011 Senate Bill 620

Senate Roll Call 440: Passed

To require a public school that is in the lowest-achieving 5 percent of schools statewide to be essentially converted into a charter school if 60 percent of the parents sign a petition requesting this, or 51 percent of the parents plus 60 percent of the teachers. Employees in the resulting "conversion school" would not be subject to the district's union contract or included in the state-run school pension system.

20 Yeas / 18 Nays
Republican (20 Yeas / 6 Nays)
Democrat (0 Yeas / 12 Nays)