Sunday, December 24, 2006

Charter schools and the Tax Extender Bill

Sommer Mathis of DCist forwarded a tidbit from the the current tax extender bill.
SEC. 404. CONTINUING ELIGIBILITY FOR CERTAIN STUDENTS UNDER DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAM.
(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 307(a)(4) of the DC School Choice Incentive Act of 2003 (sec. 38—1851.06(a)(4), D.C. Official Code) is amended by striking "200 percent" and inserting the following: "200 percent (or, in the case of an eligible student whose first year of participation in the program is an academic year ending in June 2005 or June 2006 and whose second or succeeding year is an academic year ending on or before June 2009, 300 percent)".

(b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the DC School Choice Incentive Act of 2003.
Any readers out there know exactly how this would affect charters and the tax bill?

1 comment:

sara said...

This is not connected to charters. It's about the DC private school voucher program. Under the original legislation, children were only eligible for the vouchers if their parents made less than 200% of poverty. Some families of children who originally enrolled have seen their incomes go up since then, so to allow those children to remain in the pgoram and also preserve the integrity of the evaluation being conducted by Georgetown, Congress raised the income limit to 300% of poverty for families who started in the program's first years.