Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 4901 - Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

Apr 27, 2016 1:39 PM

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DeSaulnier (CA)


Requires voucher schools under the Act to abide by Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) protections for students with disabilities

Norcross (NJ)


Expands existing anti-discrimination protections to also prohibit private schools accepting federal funds authorized under this act from discriminating against LGBT students, students with disabilities, their families, and others.

Pocan (WI), Takano (CA)


Requires schools accepting voucher students to comply with the same federal civil rights laws applicable to public schools

Polis (CO)


Requires any private school receiving federal voucher funds to provide appropriate services for students with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Scott, Bobby (VA)


Directs all authorized funds to public non-charter and public charter schools in the District of Columbia.

Scott, Bobby (VA)


Requires any private school receiving federal voucher funds to comply with all public school federal data and reporting requirements.

Scott, Bobby (VA)


Ensures that any student using federal voucher funds to attend a private school receives the same federal civil rights protections as a student attending public school.

Speier (CA)


Requires parental notification that Title IX does not apply to students in voucher schools and requires schools to provide information on where students and parents can seek Title IX remedies.

Takano (CA), Pocan (WI)


Requires schools participating in the opportunity scholarship program to certify to the Secretary of Education that the school will provide each student who applies for or receives an opportunity scholarship with all of the protections that are applicable to a public school student under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.

Takano (CA), Pocan (WI)


Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by schools participating in the opportunity scholarship program.

Watson Coleman (NJ)


Requires voucher schools to comply with data collection requirements of the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights