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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 795         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 485

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John W. Scibak

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to establish a school choice circuit breaker.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 795        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 485

By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 485) of John W. Scibak, Michael R. Knapik and Walter F. Timilty relative to establishing a school district reimbursement plan for the Commonwealth.  Education. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 161 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to establish a school choice circuit breaker.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Section 1. Section 12B of Chapter 76 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (o) the following subsection:–

              (p) Any sending district which experiences a net loss of more than 5% of its student population in a given grade or a net loss of more than 10% of its total student population from the prior year due to school choice, shall also be eligible to apply for a school choice reimbursement from the commonwealth as provided in subsection (n) . The reimbursement amount shall be equal to 50 percent of the school choice tuition amount for each student enrolling in a receiving district in excess of 5% of the total population in a given grade during the prior year for the sending district or in excess of 10% of the total population during the prior year in the sending district.

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