2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: LaRock
Individual Parent Education Saving Accounts (language only)

Item 136 #25h

Item 136 #25h

Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education

Page 145, after line 5, insert:
"36. Directs the Department of Education to redirect a portion of the State's per-pupil Direct Aid funding of any school division from which a parent of an eligible PK-12 student has applied and been approved for an education savings account equal to the amount of the reduction pursuant to the passage of House Bill 2238.  The Department, along with Department of the Treasury shall be required to manage the direct payments to parents and audit annual reimbursement requests submitted by such parents. Based on the legislation, if adopted, such parents receiving the state funds will be allowed to use the funds to meet specific educational expenses defined  in House Bill 2238 in exchange for educating the qualifying student."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)