Senate Bill 2135: Creates a Scholarship Program for Nonpublic Schools

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Senate Bill 2135: Creates a Scholarship Program for Nonpublic Schools
Sponsors:
Senator Brian Kelsey
Summary:

This bill would create a scholarship program whereby low-income public school students could transfer to nonpublic schools, including Category IV church-related schools. The nonpublic school would receive 50% of state funds normally received by the local school district for each student. The bill also provides for a significant increase in state control of participating nonpublic schools, such as financial accountability and state tests.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

10/11/2011     (Senate)     Filed for introduction
01/10/2012     (Senate)     Introduced
01/10/2012     (Senate)     Passed first consideration
01/12/2012     (Senate)     Passed second consideration
01/12/2012     (Senate)     Referred to Education Committee
05/01/2012     (Senate)     Bill died when legislature adjourned

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