Resident district notification bill reaches Senate floor

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Resident district notification bill reaches Senate floor

A bill clarifying the law on a student’s resident district cleared another legislative hurdle.


Senate Education committee members passed House Bill 1114, which establishes certain requirements for students enrolling in resident school districts or assigned schools after participating in open enrollment, on a 5-1 vote.


HB 1114 allows a student who has open enrolled out of their resident district to return to the resident district as long as they notify the district by August 1. The affected school board or boards can permit a student transfer to the resident or other district after the deadline should special circumstances exist.


ASBSD supports the bill, which Executive Director Wade Pogany said “answers that legal question” related to a student’s resident district.


“Where you live is where your resident district is,” Pogany testified. “It’s a good bill.”


Rep. Wayne Steinhauer, the bill’s prime sponsor, said there’s currently “no provision for notification” in law for the student to inform the resident district they are planning to reenroll. He added the bill will “improve communication” between student and district and allow for “better planning.”


HB 1114 heads to the Senate floor for review.


For updates on the bill, check the ASBSD Blog, Bill Tracker page, Twitter feed and Facebook page.

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