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SB 196 - Establishes the Tennessee Choice and Opportunity Scholarship Program - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes the Tennessee Choice and Opportunity Scholarship Program

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes the Tennessee Choice and Opportunity Scholarship Program.

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  • Authorizes students to apply for the Tennessee Choice and Opportunity Scholarship Program if they meet certain criteria, including, but not limited to, the following criteria (Sec. 3):
    • The student resides in Tennessee and zoned to attend or enroll in a public school that is identified as being in the bottom 5 percent of schools in the state; and
    • The student is eligible for free or reduced price lunch based on household income levels.
  • Requires schools participating in the program to meet certain criteria, including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 4):
    • To voluntarily enroll eligible students;
    • To provide notice of intent on an annual basis to participate in the program to the Department of Education through completion of an application; and
    • To comply with certain federal nondiscrimination policies. 
  • Authorizes the Department to award the following number of scholarships per year under the program (Sec. 8):
    • No more than 5,000 scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year;
    • No more than 7,500 scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year;
    • No more than 10,000 scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year; and
    • No more than 20,000 scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year and every year after.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes the Tennessee Choice and Opportunity Scholarship Program

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