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The bill would have an indeterminate effect on state cost under the Foundation School Program per parameters established by rules adopted by the Commissioner of Education under the bill.
Local Government Impact
School districts experiencing increased average daily attendance under rules adopted in accordance with the provisions of the bill would realize additional revenue.
While this bill could lead to an increase in the cost of public education, if the average daily attendance at public schools increased overall as a result of this legislation, any the significance of a potential increase is purely speculative at this point. Without knowing what rules the commissioner would promulgate and how significantly the average daily attendance would be changed there is no basis for projecting a cost associated with SB 1434. As such, this bill does not affirm or abridge the principles of liberty, therefore we are neutral on this legislation.
It is notable that this bill, if enacted, may help to promote parent choice in education by allowing for additional education options off campus without creating truancy implications due to nonattendance.