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House Study Bill 41

SENATE/HOUSE FILE BY (PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BILL) Passed Senate, Date Passed House, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act allowing school districts to count foreign exchange pupils 2 in certified enrollment counts for budget and funding 3 purposes. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 1255XD 83 6 ak/rj/24 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 257.6, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code 1 2 2009, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: 1 3 NEW SUBPARAGRAPH. (8) Foreign exchange pupils under the 1 4 federal exchange visa program enrolled in public schools 1 5 within the district. The number of foreign exchange students 1 6 a school district may count is limited to not more than one 1 7 percent of the school district's actual enrollment from the 1 8 base year. 1 9 EXPLANATION 1 10 This bill allows school districts to be compensated for 1 11 services provided to foreign exchange students by including 1 12 them in the actual student enrollment count each October. 1 13 These students, who are part of the federal J=1 visa program, 1 14 are not presently counted in the actual enrollment of a 1 15 school, which is one factor in determining state and local 1 16 financial support for schools. The number of students that a 1 17 school district may count is limited to not more than 1 1 18 percent of the district's enrollment from the year preceding 1 19 the year in which the count is made. 1 20 LSB 1255XD 83 1 21 ak/rj/24.1
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