SB 81
Authorizes parents to choose the school that their children attend and creates a tax credit for educational expenses incurred by parents whose children attend home schools
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LR Number:
1124S.01I
Last Action:
1/31/2023 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Education and Workforce Development Committee (1124S.04C)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2023

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 81 - Beginning with the 2023-24 school year, each parent or guardian of a child shall be afforded the opportunity at the time of school enrollment to direct that state aid for educating the child that would be used to educate the child at a school within the school district of residence shall be remitted to a qualified school, as defined in the act, of the parent or guardian's choice, if the parent or guardian chooses a school outside of the district of residence. A parent or guardian may choose to enroll their student at a different school within the school district of residence.

The State Treasurer shall create and provide to each school district a form for use by the parent or guardian at the time of enrollment to indicate the parent or guardian's choice as to the school their student will attend for that school year. The school district shall transmit the form to the State Treasurer. The school district shall also notify the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Upon receipt of the form, the State Treasurer shall remit state aid that would have been remitted to the school district of residence to the school chosen by the parent or guardian if such school is outside of the school district of residence. If the student enrolls in a school outside of the school district of residence, the student shall not be counted in the resident school district's weighted average daily attendance as a resident student.

The state aid remitted to the school of choice shall be the lesser of the state adequacy target for the student or the amount of tuition at the qualified school.

OLIVIA SHANNON

Amendments

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