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Right now, homeschooled students will be eligible to participate in the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship only after July 1, 2013. Also, homeschooled students are required to have higher SAT (or ACT) scores than public school students to be eligible for the scholarship. This bill would make the scholarship available to homeschoolers now, and would implement test score requirements that are the same for public school students and homeschooled students.
01/22/2013 (House) First read in House and referred to House Education
01/30/2013 (House) Passed by Education Committee
02/04/2013 (House) Amended in House; fiscal note requested
02/13/2013 (House) Motion to pass House failed, 35 yeas, 35 nays. Sponsor declares intent to reconsider.
02/14/2013 (House) Passed House
02/15/2013 (Senate) Referred to Education—Hearing scheduled 2/21
02/21/2013 (Senate) Motion to pass failed, deferred to 41st legislative day
This bill has been deferred to the end of the session; it is effectively dead.
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E-lert January 20, 2013: Calls Needed Urgently to Equalize Access to Opportunity Scholarship
E-lert February 1, 2013: Calls Needed for Access to Opportunity Scholarship
E-lert February 12, 2013: Calls Needed for Access to Opportunity Scholarship