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The bill applies beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year.(Senate Bill 893 / Sponsor: Briggs / Status: Public Chapter 232 / Effective date: July 1, 2015) Students with Felonies / School Assignment — Legislation was passed this year which gives school authorities more of a say in the assignment or reassignment of a student upon returning to school after being charged or convicted of a felony.
Key qualifications to receive the grant include: Tennessee residency for at least one year preceding the date of application for the grant; completion of at least 30 hours towards completing an associate of applied science degree; and, an adjusted gross income of less than $36,000.Students in foster care are often transferred from one school to the next and may not have time to meet additional graduation standards required by school boards when moved at that grade level.This new law will help these students receive their high school degree and move on to post-secondary education or the workplace.For all other purposes it takes effect July 1, 2016.) GED / Hi Set / HOPE Scholarship — Students who score a minimum of 15 on the Hi SET test will be eligible for the HOPE scholarship under legislation approved by state lawmakers.The new law revises the required GED score under the HOPE scholarship eligibility requirements to conform to the scale used for the new version of the test, setting a score of 170 to qualify.The program provides last-dollar scholarship assistance to adults who want to return to community college and complete their associate’s degree in applied science.
It is modeled after the Tennessee Promise Program which provides students a last-dollar scholarship at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology or other eligible institutions offering an associate degree program.
The legislation authorizes a student who met the GED, Hi SET, ACT and SAT test score requirements to be awarded a HOPE scholarship in the 2014-2015 academic year for the 2013-2014 academic year, provided that the student is not otherwise ineligible for the scholarship and is enrolled in the 2014-2015 academic year in an eligible postsecondary institution.
(Senate Bill 624 / Sponsors: Gresham, Bowling, Watson / Status: Public Chapter 495 / Effective Date: July 1, 2015 at am) E-Filing / Department of Labor — A new law updating the e-filing system in the Tennessee Department of Labor to bring it into the 21st century passed during the 2015 session of the Tennessee General Assembly.
The act requires electronic filing of an employer’s quarterly wage and premium report for employers that employ 100 or more people.
The measure allows for an opt-out for employers that employ between ten and 99 employees.
The bill gives the principal of the school where the student is enrolled, as well as the director of schools, the ability to determine the appropriate educational assignment, including an alternative school, for the student released for readmission.