Senate Bill 211
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Put Students First Act of 2021
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Feb 3, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Feb 3, 2021
Latest Action
Feb 3, 2021
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
211
Congress
117
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
Florida
Florida
North Carolina
North Dakota
South Carolina
Tennessee
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Put Students First Act of 2021

This bill prohibits the Department of Education (ED) from providing certain FY2021 education funds or COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) relief funds to an elementary or secondary school that does not offer in-person instruction by April 30, 2021. A school must forfeit or return these funds if it does not offer in-person instruction by that date.

Additionally, the bill outlines the use of forfeited and returned funds. A state may regain eligibility for these funds if it submits an implementation plan to ED that provides students with school choice options. If a state does not submit an implementation plan, then the funds must be provided as grants to states with the highest percentage of schools offering in-person instruction.

Text (1)
February 3, 2021
Actions (2)
02/03/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
02/03/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Feb 4, 2021 5:57:12 AM
Updated
Apr 9, 2021 4:25:30 AM