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No significant fiscal implication to the State.
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated. School districts would have the option to use compensatory education allotment funding on child-care services or other services provided through a life skills program.
This bill abridges the principle of limited government. While the state has a legitimate role to provide a system
of public education, they are not tasked constitutionally with the
requirement to ensure that all obstacles to education are eliminated. HB 256 would enlarge the scope and cost of government by using public funds to
pay child-care services for students who have children. The state should
not fund the cost of child care for public school students who have children. We oppose HB 256.