September 12, 2017, Introduced by Senators PAVLOV, COLBECK and GREEN and referred to the Committee on Education.
A bill to amend 2000 PA 161, entitled
"Michigan education savings program act,"
(MCL 390.1471 to 390.1486) by adding sections 21 and 22.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 21. (1) From the information received from each public
school pursuant to section 1210 of the revised school code, 1976 PA
451, MCL 380.1210, the department of education shall determine
which services offered by each public school are eligible services
that may be purchased using an account. The department of education
shall divide the eligible services into 5 separate categories as
(a) Core instruction.
(b) Noncore instruction.
(c) Extracurricular activities.
(d) Support activities.
(e) Course materials.
(2) Each public school that complies with section 1210 of the
revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1210, is eligible to
receive payments from the program. The department may designate
other organizations that provide core and noncore instruction
services, extracurricular and support activities, and course
materials as eligible to receive payments from the program.
Sec. 22. Within 1 year after the effective date of this
section, the department, in consultation with the department of
education, shall establish and maintain an internet website
dedicated to this program. The website shall serve as the portal
for information about the enhanced Michigan education savings
accounts and the eligible services offered by each public school in
this state. The website shall include at least all of the
(a) A breakdown of the minimum requirements for annual course
loads and course descriptions.
(b) A mechanism for the enrollment of students into services
and to allow for the payment of those eligible services from each
student's account by the account owner.
(c) A default selection for eligible services based on the
grade level of the student for parents who elect not to choose the
courses and subject areas for their students.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect
unless Senate Bill No. 544
of the 99th Legislature is enacted into law.