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Bill Detail: SB21-037

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Title Student Equity Education Funding Programs
Status Senate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (03/10/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors
Senate Sponsors P. Lundeen (R)
House Committee
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 02/16/2021

The bill requires each school district and institute charter school

that is closed to in-person instruction for a total of 30 or more school days
during a school year (education provider) to establish and operate a
student equity education funding program (program) for the next school
year, which provides money to parents of eligible students for the
purchase of educational services and supplies for the eligible student. An
eligible student who participates in a program is deemed to be enrolled by
the education provider that operates the program, although the eligible
student may not receive educational services from the education provider.
The eligible student's participation in educational services purchased
using money from the program is deemed to meet the compulsory
education requirements.
The education provider must provide information to the public
concerning the program it operates, including the manner in which a
parent may apply to participate in the program. The bill establishes
eligibility requirements that a student must meet to participate in a
program and requirements for program applications.
For each eligible student who participates in a program, the
student's parent receives an amount equal to the state share of the
education provider's per pupil revenue for the applicable school year. The
parent must report to the education provider how the parent spends the
money received and provide receipts. The education provider is required
to audit a representative sample of the parents of eligible students who
participate in the education provider's program to ensure that the eligible
students met the eligibility requirements and the parents used the money
for authorized purposes.

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