Bill No.: HB0069 Drafter: DRN
LSO No.: 09LSO-0337 Effective Date: 3/13/2009
Enrolled Act No.: HEA0126
Chapter No.: 206
Prime Sponsor: Representative Berger
Catch Title: Driver's education program funding.
Subject: Off-model financial assistance from the foundation program account for driver's education.
· Currently, driver's education programs are funded and provided to school-age children in a variety of arrangements including BOCES, community colleges and private providers in addition to those programs provided by school districts, with student participation fees likewise varying considerably.
· This bill makes available $225,000 from the school foundation program account in school year 2009‑2010 for supplemental, off-model financial assistance to school districts for department of education certified driver's education programs.
· Supplemental assistance is limited to reimbursing only those students eligible for participation in the federal free and reduced price lunch program.
· Applicant districts may receive up to $150 per eligible enrolled and completing student, less any assessed participation fee imposed by the district.