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S.F. No. 1306 - Early learning scholarship program modifications
Author: Senator Carla J. Nelson
Prepared By: Bjorn E. Arneson, Senate Analyst (651/296-3812)
Date: March 1, 2019


Section 1. Family eligibility. Eliminates the need for parents to verify income for homeless children or children in need of protective services.

Sec. 2. Administration. For fiscal year 2020 and later, limits the number of scholarship slots designated by the commissioner for a program to not exceed the number designated for that program in fiscal year 2019. Clarifies that children receiving early learning scholarships are required to receive an early learning developmental screening within 90 days of their third birthday, but not before, for those children who receive a scholarship at an earlier age.

Sec. 3. Early childhood program eligibility. Strikes an obsolete provision that allowed the early learning scholarship pilot sites to participate in the statewide program prior to becoming rated through the state’s quality rating and improvement system.

Sec. 4. Appropriations. Appropriates money for the early learning scholarship program (amount blank in bill as introduced).


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