View Amendment Current Amendment: 3A to Bill 935

Senators KIMBRELL and CLIMER proposed the following amendment (935R008.SP.JK):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2, by striking Section 59-8-115(D)(4)and inserting:

/ (4)the parent signs an annual agreement with the department:

(a) to provide, at a minimum, a program of academic instruction for the eligible student in at least the subjects of English/language arts to include writing, mathematics, social studies, and science;

(b) to acknowledge and agree to comply with the education service provider's prescribed curriculum, dress code, and other requirements of enrolled students;

( c)to ensure the scholarship student takes assessments as referenced in Section 59-8-150 or provides assessments in a similar manner through other means if the scholarship student does not receive full-time instruction from an education service provider;

( d)to use program funds for qualifying expenses only for an approved provider to educate the scholarship student, subject to penalty;

( e)not to enroll their scholarship student in a public school as a full-time student in the resident school district, as defined in this chapter;

( f)not to participate in a home instruction program under Sections 59-65-40, 59-65-45, or 59-65-47;

( g)to comply with the conditions and requirements of the ESTF program as established by the department; and

( h)to confirm that, if the parent's child is a student with disabilities, the parent has received notice from the department that participation in the ESTF program is a parental placement of the scholarship student under IDEA, along with an explanation of the rights that parentally placed students possess under IDEA and any applicable state laws and regulations, including the consultation process provided for in 20 U.S.C. Section 1412(a)(10) and the Indivdual Education Program requirements described in Section 1414(d) of IDEA. /