H.R.2556 - Preserving DC Student Scholarships Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
Summary: H.R.2556 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Introduced in House (05/21/2009)
Preserving DC Student Scholarships Act of 2009 - Requires the Secretary of Education to award competitive grants for up to five years to eligible entities to provide eligible students with opportunity scholarships to attend the District of Columbia private elementary school or secondary school of their choice beginning in school year 2010-2011.
Defines: (1) "eligible entity" as an educational entity of the District of Columbia government, a nonprofit organization, or a consortium of nonprofit organizations; and (2) "eligible student" as a student who is a District resident, comes from a household whose income does not exceed 300% of the poverty line, and was enrolled in a District Public School (such as a charter school) in the previous school year, or is eligible to enter kindergarten or first grade.
Repeals the DC School Choice Incentive Act of 2003 beginning with school year 2010-2011.