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First Substitute H.B. 441
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies provisions regarding the admission of students to charter schools.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . allows a charter school whose mission is to enhance learning opportunities for
13 refugees or children of refugee families to give an enrollment preference to refugees
14 or children of refugee families;
15 . allows a charter school whose mission is to enhance learning opportunities for
16 English language learners to give an enrollment preference to English language
17 learners; and
18 . makes technical amendments.
19 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 53A-1a-506, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 344
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 53A-1a-506 is amended to read:
29 53A-1a-506. Eligible students.
30 (1) As used in this section:
31 (a) "District school" means a public school under the control of a local school board
32 elected pursuant to Title 20A, Chapter 14, Nomination and Election of State and Local School
34 (b) "Refugee" means a person who is eligible to receive benefits and services from the
35 federal Office of Refugee Resettlement.
37 subject to the limitations set forth in this section and Section 53A-1a-506.5 .
39 application, unless the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade
40 level, or the charter school.
41 (b) [
42 level, or the charter school, [
44 (4) A charter school may give an enrollment preference to:
46 charter school;
50 programs that are governed by the same governing body; [
52 pursuant to [
53 approved by the State Charter School Board[
55 (f) students who reside within:
60 shall give an enrollment preference to students who would have otherwise attended it as a
62 (6) (a) A charter school whose mission is to enhance learning opportunities for
63 refugees or children of refugee families may give an enrollment preference to refugees or
64 children of refugee families.
65 (b) A charter school whose mission is to enhance learning opportunities for English
66 language learners may give an enrollment preference to English language learners.
68 the same basis as other public schools may not discriminate in their admission policies and
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