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Resolution Number: 2000-B036
Title: Commend and Support the Public School System
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church commend those committed to and involved in public school education within our communities; and be it further

Resolved, That the dioceses and congregations of the Episcopal Church work with the governmental and civic institutions of their communities to strengthen and encourage creative initiatives in the public school system such as, congregations adopting and mentoring in a local school; and be it further

Resolved, That the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church go on record opposing private school vouchers; and be it further

Resolved, That these actions be communicated to our Washington office for distribution to the Public Policy Network.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Denver, 2000 (New York: General Convention, 2001), p. 605.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Author:
Originating House: House of Deputies
Originating Committee: Committee on Education

House of Deputies

Original Text of Resolution:

(B036)

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church commend those committed to and involved in public school education within our communities; and be it further

Resolved, That the dioceses and congregations of the Episcopal Church work with the governmental and civic institutions of their communities to strengthen and encourage creative initiatives in the public school system; and be it further

Resolved, That the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church go on record opposing private school vouchers; and be it further

Resolved, That these actions be communicated to our Washington office for distribution to the Public Policy Network.

Committee Amendment:

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church commend those committed to and involved in public school education within our communities; and be it further

Resolved, That the dioceses and congregations of the Episcopal Church work with the governmental and civic institutions of their communities to strengthen and encourage creative initiatives in the public school system such as congregations adopting and mentoring in a local school; and be it further

Resolved, That the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church go on record opposing private school vouchers; and be it further

Resolved, That these actions be communicated to our Washington office for distribution to the Public Policy Network.

Debate followed on the resolution.

Deputy Ehrmann of Milwaukee moved to amend the resolution as amended.

Proposed Amendment:

In the third paragraph delete the word "vouchers" and replace with "voucher plans which weaken the public school systems."

Debate followed on the Ehrmann amendment.

The question was called.

A vote was taken to terminate debate on the Ehrmann amendment.

Motion carried

Debate terminated

The vote was taken on the Erhmann amendment.

Motion carried

Amendment adopted

Debate continued on the resolution.

Deputy Rees of San Joaquin requested to divide the question, keeping the first, second and fourth resolves together and voting on the third resolve separately.

The question was called.

A vote was taken to terminate debate.

Motion carried

Debate terminated

A vote was taken on the first, second and fourth resolves of Resolution B036 as amended.

Motion carried

First, second, and fourth resolves adopted with amendment

A vote was taken on the 3rd resolve of B036 as amended.

Motion carried

Third resolve adopted with amendment

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #105)

House of Bishops

The House of Bishops Committee on Education presented its Report #22 on HD Message #105 on Resolution B036 (Support for Public School System) and moved adoption with amendment.

Original Text of Resolution:

(B036)

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church commend those committed to and involved in public school education within our communities; and be it further

Resolved, That the dioceses and congregations of the Episcopal Church work with the governmental and civic institutions of their communities to strengthen and encourage creative initiatives in the public school system; and be it further

Resolved, That the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church go on record opposing private school vouchers; and be it further

Resolved, That these actions be communicated to our Washington office for distribution to the Public Policy Network.

Committee Amendment:

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church commend those committed to and involved in public school education within our communities; and be it further

Resolved, That the dioceses and congregations of the Episcopal Church work with the governmental and civic institutions of their communities to strengthen and encourage creative initiatives in the public school system such as congregations adopting and mentoring in a local school; and be it further

Resolved, That the 73rd General Convention of the Episcopal Church go on record opposing private school vouchersvoucher plans which weaken the public school systems; and be it further

Resolved, That these actions be communicated to our Washington office for distribution to the Public Policy Network.

The Bishop of Iowa moved to call question.

Motion carried

Debate terminated

A vote was taken on Resolution B036.

Motion carried

Resolution adopted with amendment

(Communicated to the House of Deputies in HB Message #165)

House of Deputies

The House of Deputies Committee on Education presented its Report #21 on HB Message #165 on Resolution B036 (Support for Public School System) and moved concurrence.

Debate followed on Resolution B036.

The question was called.

Motion carried

Debate terminated

A vote was taken on Resolution B036.

The President announced the results of the vote on B036 (Support for Public School System).

The House concurred

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #183)

Resolution Concurred by Both Houses, July 13.

Abstract:   The 73rd General Convention commends and supports the public school system and opposes private school vouchers.