HB 68 - Home schooled children; qualification for HOPE scholarship

Georgia House of Representatives - 1995/1996 Sessions

HB 68 - Home schooled children; qualification for HOPE scholarship

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House Comm: Ed / Senate Comm: / House Vote: Yeas Nays Senate Vote: Yeas Nays ---------------------------------------- House Action Senate ---------------------------------------- 1/9/95 Read 1st Time 1/10/95 Read 2nd Time ---------------------------------------- Rules Suspended to Introduce Code Sections amended: 20-2-157
HB 68 LC 18 6417 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1- 1 To amend Code Section 20-2-157 of the Official Code of 1- 2 Georgia Annotated, relating to the uniform reporting system 1- 3 for postsecondary enrollment or certain financial 1- 4 assistance, so as to require the State Board of Education to 1- 5 formulate and adopt a reporting system to identify and 1- 6 qualify home schooled children for such financial 1- 7 assistance; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other 1- 8 purposes. 1- 9 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA: SECTION 1. 1-10 Code Section 20-2-157 of the Official Code of Georgia 1-11 Annotated, relating to the uniform reporting system for 1-12 postsecondary enrollment or certain financial assistance, is 1-13 amended by striking subsection (b) and inserting in its 1-14 place a new subsection (b) to read as follows: 1-15 "(b)(1) Each school system shall adopt the following 1-16 reporting system for purposes of identifying and 1-17 qualifying graduating seniors for the HOPE scholarship 1-18 program and other programs identified in this Code 1-19 section: 1-20 (1)(A) A final grade average of at least an 80 numeric 1-21 average, provided the student is in a college 1-22 preparatory curriculum; or 1-23 (2)(B) A final grade average of at least an 85 numeric 1-24 average, if the student is in other than a college 1-25 preparatory curriculum. 1-26 (2) The State Board of Education shall formulate and 1-27 adopt a reporting system for purposes of identifying and 1-28 qualifying home schooled children for the HOPE 1-29 scholarship program and other programs identified in 1-30 this Code section. 1-31 (3) Only the reporting system systems as indicated in 1-32 this subsection shall be used to determine eligibility -1- (Index) LC 18 6417 2- 1 for all grants, scholarships, or loans to attend 2- 2 colleges or universities which are administered pursuant 2- 3 to Article 7 of Chapter 3 of this title and eligibility 2- 4 for enrollment in postsecondary courses pursuant to Code 2- 5 Section 20-2-161.1." SECTION 2. 2- 6 All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are 2- 7 repealed. -2- (Index)

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