HB2753 H ED AM 1

Stowers 3915


The Committee on Education moved to amend the bill on page 1, after the enacting clause, by striking out the remainder of the bill and inserting in lieu thereof the following:


§18-2D-1. Legislative findings and purpose.

The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the public school system in any community is most effective when it involves and serves all of the people of that community and not just the kindergarten, elementary and secondary school students of that community; and that community education promotes a more efficient use of community facilities through an extension of buildings, personnel, and equipment. In recognition of these findings and declarations, it is hereby declared to be the purpose of this article to facilitate the providing of educational, recreational, cultural, social, health and other community services, in accordance with the needs, interests and concerns of the community, through the establishment of community education programs, in cooperation with other governmental agencies and community service organizations, including allocating funds to educate, our senior citizens, adults without high school degrees, and those persons without sufficient income to otherwise use these services, through community programs with information on estate planning, healthcare, prescriptions, and other available existing services as described in §18-2D-2 of this code.

§18-2D-2. Definition.

For the purpose of this article “community education” means a process by which public facilities in a community are utilized as community centers operated in conjunction with governmental agencies and community service organizations to provide educational, including, but not limited to, information on estate planning, driver education courses, recreational, cultural, social, health, healthcare, prescriptions, and other community services for all persons in such the community in accordance with the needs, interests, and concerns of such the community.

§18-2D-3. Implementation and operation of programs.

The state Board of Education shall promote the implementation and required operation of community education programs throughout the state, and shall, by rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a §29A-3-1 et seq. of this code, provide for the government and supervision of such programs.

§18-2D-4. County boards of education authorized required to participate.

Each county board of education in this state is hereby authorized, but not obligated, to shall coordinate a community education program within its county.