Senate Bill 2682
116th Congress(2019-2020)
SOAR Permanent Authorization Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Oct 23, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Oct 23, 2019
Latest Action
Oct 23, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2682
Congress
116
Policy Area
Education
Education
Primary focus of measure is elementary, secondary, or higher education including special education and matters of academic performance, school administration, teaching, educational costs, and student aid.
Sponsorship by Party
Wisconsin
Indiana
South Carolina
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

SOAR Permanent Authorization Act

This bill permanently reauthorizes and amends the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Program, which provides education funding for the District of Columbia, including for private school vouchers, public schools, and public charter schools.

The bill requires participating private schools to be fully accredited by (1) an accrediting body with jurisdiction in the District that is recognized by the Student and Visitor Exchange English Language Program administered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or (2) any international accrediting body designated by the Department of Education (ED).

The bill revises the manner in which tutoring services provided under the program are funded.

The bill revises several requirements concerning SOAR evaluations, including concerning (1) frequency; (2) ED's and the Institute of Education Sciences' duties; and (3) the issues to be evaluated, including high school and college performance measurements.

Text (1)
October 23, 2019
Actions (2)
10/23/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
10/23/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Oct 24, 2019 4:53:00 AM
Updated
Jul 25, 2020 4:30:38 AM