Does this proposal mean that parents can send their child to any school?

No. Public and private restrictions to admission will continue unchanged under the Educational Freedom Act. For example, most public schools only accept students who reside within the district. This is known as ā€œZIP Code discrimination.ā€ Some school districts accept inter-district transfers or Parent Employment Related Transfers. Changes to admission policies will be up to the school district under local control. This will continue unchanged under the Education Freedom Act. Likewise, private schools have their own admission standards and tuition requirements which must be met. Parents will be free to send their children to a private school and apply their scholarship credit towards the payment of tuition making up any difference out of their own pockets. The school will not, however, be required to accept the annual scholarship credit as full payment of tuition.

This bill is about funding only and has no restrictions on it's application except in areas such as fraud, and may be used for tuition payment only. The key word is "Freedom". Some college expenses may apply.

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  • Anne Marie Simoneau
    published this page in FAQ 2021-05-18 14:47:35 -0700