H.R. 10 - Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 10 PDF XML

    Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act (as reported)

    H. Rept. 113-423 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Education and the Workforce

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 6-2 on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Agreed to by record vote of 232-178, after agreeing to H. Amdt. 650 by voice vote, on Thursday, May 8, 2014.  

MANAGERS: Foxx/Polis

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides ninety minutes of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Section 2 of the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from May 12, 2014, through May 16, 2014: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

10. Section 3 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 2.

11. Section 4 of the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of May 8, 2014, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules relating to H.R. 4366, the Strengthening Education through Research Act.

12. Section 5 of the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

13. Section 6 of the rule provides that during consideration of the bill (H.R. 4438) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify and make permanent the research credit, pursuant to House Resolution 569, the further amendment printed in part Bof the report shall be considered as adopted.

14. Section 7 of the rule provides that House Resolution 569 is amended by striking "90 minutes" and inserting "one hour".

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
17Version 1Bass (CA), Marino (PA), McDermott (WA), Bachmann (MN)Bi-PartisanAdds on p. 14, line 16 after all students “, including eliminating any barriers to enrollment for foster youth or unaccompanied homeless youth,”. This will ensure that there are no unnecessary barriers for foster youth in charter school enrollment and ensure the inclusion and retention of all students no matter the involvement or lack of involvement of parents.Made In Order
15Version 2Bonamici (OR)DemocratRevised Clarifies the reporting requirements of State entities by asking State entities to include, to the extent known, whether efforts to share best and promising practices between charter schools and other schools led to the adoption and implementation of best practices by such other public schools.Made In Order
23Version 1Cassidy (LA)RepublicanRequires GAO to audit/track the dollars and examine if the money allocated from administrative costs is appropriate.Made In Order
31Version 1Cassidy (LA)RepublicanLate Seeks clarification to ensure schools constructed to serve disadvantaged students wouldn’t be prohibited in receiving the federal construction dollars authorized in HR 10. Submitted
14Version 1Castor (FL)DemocratRequires the Secretary of the Department of Education to develop and enforce conflict of interest guidelines for all charter schools receiving federal assistance. Guidelines must include disclosures from anyone affiliated with the charter school that has a financial interest in the school.Made In Order
30Version 1Fudge (OH)DemocratLate Ensures public charter schools comply with the same Federal and State audit requirements as traditional public elementary and secondary schools in the State. Submitted
18Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanIncludes federally recognized American Indian Tribes in the effort to expand the number of high-quality schools available to students across the Nation. This amendment would ensure that Tribes and Tribal Education Agencies shall be eligible to participate under the terms and conditions defined for States throughout H.R. 10. Submitted
2Version 1Grayson (FL), Clarke (NY), Wilson (FL)DemocratEnsures that an application by a state entity to receive grants through the Charter School Program contains an assurance that charter schools will also measure student retention rates in their annual performance assessments – as well as graduation rates and student academic growth, as currently required by this bill.Made In Order
3Version 1Grayson (FL), Clarke (NY), Wilson (FL)DemocratProhibits a charter school from compensating any employee at a rate higher than the highest ranking education official in the State government. Submitted
4Version 1Grayson (FL), Clarke (NY), Wilson (FL)DemocratEnsures that an application by a state entity to receive grants through the Charter School Program contains an assurance that the state entity will encourage charter schools, during construction, renovation, and maintenance, to the extent practicable, to employ workers from the geographic area from which the school intends to draw its student body.Submitted
6Version 1Grijalva (AZ), Honda (CA)DemocratRequires public disclosure of all private contributions to support accountability and transparency in the charter sector. Submitted
7Version 1Grijalva (AZ), Honda (CA)DemocratRequires the state entity to create conflict of interest guidelines. Requires charter school board meetings to be open and transparent to parents, educators and the public. Submitted
22Version 1Holt (NJ)DemocratAdds “skimming” as a category state charter authorizers must consider when considering charter school recipients for subgrants. The amendment provides suggestions on what states might consider as skimming.Submitted
8Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratAdds a sense of the Congress on the promotion of and support for anti-bullying programs in charter schools, including those serving rural communities.Submitted
9Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratDirects the website publication of materials on the websites of Charter Schools regarding student recruitment, orientation materials, enrollment criteria, student discipline policies, behavior codes, and parent contract requirements, which should include any financial obligations such as fees for tutoring, extra-circular activity etc. Made In Order
19Version 1Kaptur (OH)DemocratRequires that all charter schools receiving public funding as described in this bill to provide full public disclosure of information on school demographics and student attrition rates in the annual audit report to the Secretary. The disclosure of this information will be made in accordance with current state and Federal Law.Submitted
20Version 1Kline (MN)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Makes technical corrections and improvements to the underlying bill text. Made In Order
13Version 1Langevin (RI), Thompson, Glenn (PA)Bi-PartisanAdds comprehensive career counseling to the criteria that the Secretary will take into account when prioritizing grants to LEAs. Made In Order
24Version 1Meeks (NY)DemocratLate Provides states with caps on charter school funding equitable consideration for federal funding as states without caps. Submitted
5Version 1Messer, Luke (IN)RepublicanRequires state entities applying for Charter School Program grant funds to explain how they will work with eligible applicants within the state to encourage the opening, replication, and expansion of secondary charter schoolsMade In Order
1Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratEstablishes a two percent set-aside within state funds to provide oversight of the use of funds by charter schools. Made In Order
21Version 1Reichert (WA), Larsen, Rick (WA), DelBene (WA)Bi-PartisanProtect states’ rights to design their own charter school systems by striking language that places states with charter school caps at a disadvantage when competing for federal grants. Submitted
25Version 1Sanchez, Loretta (CA)DemocratLate Requires State entities to report on how they have worked with funded charter schools to foster community involvement. Made In Order
10Version 1Tierney (MA)DemocratSeeks to increase transparency and recognizes the critical importance of parental involvement in educational outcomes for children by requiring an assurance in the grant application that charter school board meetings be open to parents and the public.Submitted
11Version 1Tierney (MA)DemocratSeeks to increase transparency and promote accountability by ensuring appropriate access to financial records, budget statements, audit reports and other relevant documents relating to the operation and management of the charter school within the custody or control of an education management organization. Submitted
26Version 1Velzquez (NY)DemocratLate Requires schools to demonstrate community engagement by collecting letters of support from community groups.Submitted
27Version 1Velzquez (NY)DemocratLate Withdrawn Requires states to conduct audits of charter school outreach practices.Withdrawn
28Version 1Velzquez (NY)DemocratLate Ensures that charter school teachers have the same qualifications as public school teachers.Submitted
29Version 1Velzquez (NY)DemocratLate Requires at least 20 percent of the members of a charter school board to be members of the community the school is sited in.Submitted
12Version 1Wilson (FL), Davis, Rodney (IL), Duckworth (IL), Grayson (FL), McKinley (WV), Fudge (OH)Bi-PartisanEnsures collection and public dissemination of information that will help parents make informed decisions about education options for their children. Made In Order
16Version 1Young, Don (AK)RepublicanWithdrawn Makes a technical correction to allow tribes, which operate grant, contract, and charter schools, administer education programs, and have public schools on or near their land, to access the education records pertaining only to their tribal citizen students in order to address their students’ academic and cultural needs in the schools serving their population.Withdrawn