What you need to know:
A bill named the Open Schools Act passed committee approval on April 6, 2021. The bill, if made into law, would allow parents to transfer their child to any other school district in the state. Transportation would not be provided by the schools. require schools to enroll out-of-district students. The bill also requires that parents pay a fee to the chosen school district, an amount the State Department of Education would determine based on the per-student share of local tax revenue. The Alabama Association of School Boards has stated the organization would opposed the bill, and the Executive Director the School Superintendents of Alabama also told reporters he planned to meet with the bill’s sponsor, Senator Del Marsh, regarding educators and school districts’ concerns about the measure.
Find out more:
- Visit here for a pdf of the bill as introduced by Senator Del Marsh
- Here you can read an AL.com article about the bill
- More news coverage from WBRC is available here