84(R) - 2015
Relating to the educational needs of homeless students.
No fiscal impact to State.
Local Government Impact
School districts would experience administrative costs to the extent
that these districts are not currently providing certain transition
services to homeless students. Administrative costs would vary depending
on whether districts were currently offering these services or not and
the number of homeless students in the district.
SB 1494 amends Education Code to extend assistance concerning transferring records, course credit, and etc offered to students in substitute care to students who are homeless.
Vote Recommendation Notes
The bill would affirm the principle of personal responsibility, therefore we support this legislation. This would allow homeless students to take advantage of making sure their records have been transferred and they are receiving the correct course credit, among other things, therefore allowing them more control over their education.