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HB 219 (BR 1220) - J. Fischer

     AN ACT relating to the Autism Scholarship Program.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 157 to establish the Autism Scholarship Program to permit autistic children as defined by KRS 157.200(1)(m) to receive a scholarship to move from his or her resident public school to a participating school as a public or nonpublic school that meets certain criteria and accepts the student for enrollment; set the maximum amount of the scholarship at an amount equal to the per-pupil funding based on the average daily attendance and add-on funds for exceptional children that are allotted under the Support Education Excellence in Kentucky program; require the resident district to provide or pay for transportation for the student to attend the nonpublic participating school; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate necessary administrative regulations to implement and manage the scholarship program; require that the program be implemented by the 2010-2011 school year.

     Feb 3-introduced in House
     Feb 4-to Education (H)

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