Meeting Public Comments

Subcommittee meeting and times are as follows:
A bill for an act relating to the determination of a student’s district of residence for purposes of open enrollment payments and including applicability provisions.(See HF 316.)
Subcommittee members: Gobble-CH, Moore, T., Winckler
Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: House Lounge 2
Names and comments are public records. Remaining information is considered a confidential record.
Comments Submitted:

Margaret Buckton [RSAI and UEN]
This bill just clarifies the certified enrollment date as the indicator of which district is the resident district for purposes of special education costs associated with an open enrollment. The existing language, which states the child's "first" district of residence can be difficult to ascertain responsibility with families that move between the start of a school year and the count date. Since the resident district on the count date receives the special education weighting associated with the student, it makes sense to align that to the responsibility for payment.