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CS/CS/CS/SB 662 — Education and the Military

by Rules Committee; Military and Veterans Affairs and Space Committee; Education Committee; and Senator Wright

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Education Committee (ED)

The bill provides greater flexibility to military families by specifying that a student whose parent is transferred or is pending transfer to a military installation within the state, rather than within a school district, while on active duty is considered a resident of the school district for purposes of enrollment.

The bill also modifies the school grading model for high schools, beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, by adding to the college and career acceleration component the percentage of students who earn a Category II Armed Forces Qualification Test score or higher on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and earn a minimum of two credits in Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps courses from the same branch of the United States Armed Forces.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2020.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 117-0