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Rep. OTT proposes the following Amendment No. to S. 935 (COUNCIL\WAB\935C014.RT.WAB22):

Reference is to Printer's Date 4/28/22-H.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2, by striking Section 59-8-170(A) and inserting:

/(A)(1) The Education Oversight Committee will approve independent schools for participation in the program that meet all program requirements. In addition to program requirements for independent schools in Section 59-8-170, independent schools must agree to:

(a) allow on-site compliance inspections;

(b) obtain and provide a copy of an annual certified financial audit;

(c) provide to the department a copy of their operating budget; and

(d) be subject to freedom of information or open records requests with respect to program components using scholarship funds; and

(2) Once a school is found eligible to participate in the program, it is presumed eligible for the remaining two years unless the Education Oversight Committee finds otherwise. The independent school shall certify to the Education Oversight Committee that it continues to meet all program requirements. The Education Oversight Committee shall develop an application to be completed by the independent schools. /