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Summary: Under current law, if a student attends a private school or is homeschooled during the school year and wants to attend summer school at a public school in their district, the school district has the choice on whether or not to accept the student. HB 2137 changes this status to require all school districts to allow students who meet the eligibility requirements to attend summer school in their respective districts.
Analysis: HB 2137 promotes individual liberty by providing students with the option to attend a public school during the summer if they need to take a course to stay on track with their educational requirements; especially, if the school they attend during the school year does not provide the course they need or they were unable to take during the regular school year. Furthermore, this legislation limits government regulation and enhances personal responsibility by allowing parents to send their children to public schools for which they pay taxes. We encourage the Legislature to support HB 2137.