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Cap Schools in Early High School Graduation Pilot

Concerning revising the fourth-year innovation pilot program, and, in connection therewith, limiting local education provider and school participation and adding program evaluation requirements.
2024 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Higher Education
Bill Summary

Current law creates the fourth-year innovation pilot program (pilot program) in the department of higher education (department) to disburse state funding to postsecondary education and training programs on behalf of low-income students who graduate early from a participating high school. The act limits pilot program participation to local education providers, groups of providers, and schools participating in the 2023-24 school year, but it does not cap the number of students who may receive postsecondary education scholarships through the pilot program.

Current law requires the department to annually report to the department of education, the governor's office of state planning and budgeting, the joint budget committee, and the education committees of the general assembly certain information about the pilot program. The act adds a final evaluation component of the pilot program's data from each student cohort, the pilot program's outcomes and cost-effectiveness, and recommendations about any next steps beyond the pilot phase.

APPROVED by Governor May 3, 2024

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    05/03/2024 Signed Act PDF
    04/25/2024 Final Act PDF
    04/05/2024 Rerevised PDF
    04/04/2024 Revised PDF
    04/01/2024 Reengrossed PDF
    03/28/2024 Engrossed PDF
    03/25/2024 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details