View Amendment Current Amendment: 22A to Bill 935

Senator FANNING proposed the following amendment (VR\935C003.NBD.VR22):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2, Section 59-8-140(A), by adding an appropriately numbered item to read:

/ ( ) The department must track data on scholarship students who leave the program prior to graduation. Data tracked must state whether the student's education service provider or the student initiated leaving the program and the reason why the student left. The compiled data annually must be reported to the General Assembly before September first. This data must be compiled and disaggregated by the education service provider showing the:

(a) number of students leaving;

(b) number of students leaving initiated by the education service provider as compared to the number leaving initiated by the student;

(c) reasons cited for leaving the program;

(d) demographic data for SCHOLARSHIP students leaving;

(e) demographic data for SCHOLARSHIP students remaining;

(f) achievement data for SCHOLARSHIP students leaving; and

(g) achievement data for SCHOLARSHIP students remaining. /

Amend the bill further, as and if amended, SECTION 2, by striking Section 59-8-150(A) and inserting:

/(A) To ensure equitable treatment and personal safety of all scholarship students, all education service providers shall:

(1) comply with all applicable health and safety laws or codes;

(2) hold a valid occupancy permit if required by the municipality in which the education service provider is located, if applicable;

(3) not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin;

(4) conduct criminal background checks on employees and exclude from employment anyone who:

(a) is not permitted by state law to work in a school;

(b) reasonably might pose a threat to the safety of students; or

(c) is listed on federal, state, or other central child abuse registries; and

(5) track and report to the department the number of scholarship students denied admission with the reason each scholarship student was not admitted. /