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Senate Bill 0281


Senate Bill 0281

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF SB 281 (Updated April 7, 2005 7:59 pm - DI 58)


Public school transfer program. Establishes a public school transfer program, allowing the parent of a student to request a transfer for the student to enroll in: (1) a different public school in the student's base school corporation; or (2) a public school in a different school corporation. Provides an allocation of public funds for transfer students between the base school corporation and the receiving school corporation, and provides that the parent is responsible for transportation and any additional costs. Allows school corporations to enter into an interlocal agreement under which students may attend school in another school corporation. Allows a student who has legal settlement in a school corporation and whose parent owns property for which the parent pays property tax in another school corporation to attend school in the school corporation in which the parent owns property without transfer tuition being charged. Requires a school corporation to provide notice to parents concerning the publication of the school corporation's annual performance report and concerning the right of students to transfer out of schools that fail to perform adequately. Provides an income tax credit for education expenditures for children enrolled in K-12 at a school of choice. Delays the credit for certain dependents to 2008. Defines school of choice to be: (1) a nonpublic school; or (2) a public school, if it is not the public school where the child has legal residence. Limits the credit amount per taxpayer and per family. Makes the credit refundable for certain taxpayers.
    Current Status:
     Defeated - 2nd House
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