MS SB2398 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Failed on January 30 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-01-30 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act Entitled The "mississippi Opportunity Scholarship Act Of 2018"; To Provide Definitions; To Provide An Opportunity Scholarship Program Under Which Low-income And Middle-income Students In Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools And Any Student With A Disability May Use The State Payments To Their Home School District To Pay Tuition To Attend A Nonresident Public School Or A Participating Nonpublic School; To Provide For A Three-year Phase-in Of This Opportunity Scholarship Program; To Provide Standards For The Receipt And Calculation Of Such Scholarships; To Establish An Opportunity Scholarship Fund; To Provide For The Phased-in Reduction Of Adequate Education Fund Payments In Resident School Districts In The Amount Of Such Scholarship Payments; To Establish And Empower An Education Opportunity Board Within The State Department Of Education To Administer The Opportunity Scholarship Program; To Provide For An Optional Local Tuition Grant Program For Such Students; To Provide For A Middle-income Scholarship Program; To Prescribe Limitations And Require Annual Reporting; And For Related Purposes.

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"Mississippi Opportunity Scholarship Act of 2018"; establish.



2018-01-30SenateDied In Committee
2018-01-15SenateReferred To Education;Appropriations

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