2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: LaRock
Parental Choice Education Saving Account - Transfer from Divisions (language only)

Item 139 #15h

Item 139 #15h

Direct Aid to Public Education


Page 144, after line 6, insert:

"Parental Choice Education Savings Account Payments

A.1. The Department of Education is directed to transfer a portion of the state's share of the per pupil amount of Standards of Quality funding from a school division from which a parent of an eligible kindergarten through grade twelve student who has applied and been approved for a Parental Choice Education Savings account equal to the amount of the reduction, pursuant to the passage of House Bill 389.

2. The Department of Education shall be required to manage the direct payments to parents through a financial institution where accounts are maintained and managed.  Parents receiving such state funds will be allowed to use the funds to meet specific educational expenses defined in House Bill 389, as adopted, in exchange for educating the qualifying student."


(This language amendment directs DOE to transfer the state's share of SOQ funding from the resident school division of a qualifying student to the appropriate Parental Choice Education Savings account.)