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H.41

Introduced by Representative Jewett of Ripton

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Education; small schools; tuition rebate

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to provide a rebate to a small school district which experiences unexpected tuition payments following the census period for counting students.

AN ACT RELATING TO REBATE FOR UNEXPECTED TUITION PAYMENTS IN SMALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS

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

Sec. 1.  16 V.S.A. § 4015a is added to read:

§ 4015a.  SMALL SCHOOLS TUITION REBATE

(a)  In this section, “eligible school district” means a school district:

(1)  which does not operate a school for one or more grades;

(2)  which pays tuition on behalf of students pursuant to sections 823 and 824 of this title; and

(3)  for which the average of the number of students who were counted in the district average daily membership for the year of payment pursuant to this section, and the previous year was fewer than 100.

(b)  The commissioner shall pay a prorated base education payment to an eligible school district for a student who enrolls in the district following the census period and for whom the district pays tuition because it does not offer the appropriate grade level in a school operated by the district.  The amount shall be the percentage of the annual tuition payment which the district pays on behalf of the student to a receiving district or independent school multiplied by the base education amount for that year.  The commissioner shall make the payment within one month of receiving proof from the sending school district that it has paid tuition on behalf of a student.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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