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HF 535 - Repeals Statewide Preschool Program - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (55-45) - (Key vote)

Title: Repeals Statewide Preschool Program

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals the statewide preschool program for 4 year old children and establishes scholarships for preschool programs, effective July 1, 2011.

Highlights:
  • Defines "preschool scholarship" as state funding appropriated to school districts to pay tuition for eligible children enrolled in preschool programs (Sec. 9).
  • Requires families with children enrolled in approved preschool programs to pay tuition based on income and the most current sliding tuition scale developed by the Department of Education (Sec. 11).
  • Requires families to have income at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level to qualify for the new preschool program scholarships (Sec. 11).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Repeals Statewide Preschool Program

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