SB 193 (2017)
House/Senate Bill: Senate
Description: Establishes the "education freedom savings account program." This allows a parent to contract with a scholarship organization so that state education funding is transferred to the student's scholarship account rather than to the municipality in which the student resides. The House amended the bill to limit the scholarships to certain students, particularly low income students, students in underperforming schools, and special education students. The amended version also requires any student receiving a scholarship to complete an annual assessment to ensure academic progress. Lastly, if enough students leave a school district, the state will reimburse the school for some of the lost state education funding.
Bill Sponsor: John Reagan
Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information
Next Hearing Date: Fri, 03/09/2018
Next Voting Date: Wed, 05/02/2018