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S.160

Introduced by   Senator Shepard of Bennington District and Senator Sears of Bennington District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Education; tuition; out-of-state school district

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to allow a school board to choose to send an elementary or secondary student to an adjacent school district, including one in another state if access to the other school is more convenient for the student.

AN ACT RELATING TO SENDING A STUDENT TO AN ADJACENT OUT-OF-STATE SCHOOL DISTRICT

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  16 V.S.A. § 821(c) is amended to read:

(c)  Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, a school board without previous authorization by the electorate may pay tuition for elementary pupils who reside near a public elementary school in an adjacent district, including an out-of-state school district, upon request of the pupil’s parent or guardian, if in the board’s judgment, the pupil’s education can be more conveniently furnished there.  The board’s decision shall be final in regard to the institution the pupil may attend.

Sec. 2.  16 V.S.A. § 822(d) is added to read:

(d)  Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, a school board without previous authorization by the electorate may pay tuition for secondary pupils who reside near a public secondary school in an adjacent district, including an out-of-state school district, upon request of the pupil or the pupil’s parent or guardian, if, in the board’s judgment, the pupil’s education can be more conveniently furnished there.  The board’s decision shall be final in regard to the institution the pupil may attend.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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