Representative Van Winkle, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-228. Under current law, school districts are required to have open enrollment policies that allow a student to enroll in a district school other than his or her assigned school, or to enroll in a school in another school district. For students who enroll across district boundaries, a receiving school district may only transport students from an adjacent school district, and may only reimburse a parent or guardian for transporting such students, if the adjacent school district consents to the transportation. This bill allows a school district to transport a student from any district and to arrange transportation for enrolled students without seeking the consent of the student's resident district.
Representative Van Winkle provided a handout to the committee [Attachment A]. He explained amendment L.002 [Attachment B].