SB 0897 Creates the Urban Flight Scholarship Program
Sponsor:Dougherty Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:3775S.01I Fiscal Note:3775-01
Last Action:03/06/02 - Hearing Conducted S Education Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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Current Bill Summary

SB 897 - This act creates the Urban Flight Scholarship Program, which consists of one hundred new full-ride scholarships for students enrolled in Missouri metropolitan or urban school districts with high at-risk student populations, as shall be defined by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Recipients of the scholarship will make a commitment to teach in Missouri at an elementary or secondary public school in a metropolitan or urban school district with a high at-risk student population for two years for every one year they garnered a scholarship. If the scholarship recipient fails to uphold this contract, the scholarship shall be considered a loan with 9 1/2% interest.

Seventy-five percent of the Urban Flight Scholarship Program will be financed by the state and twenty-five percent will be supported by donations from businesses. Any donating business firm shall receive a tax credit equal to fifty percent of the amount of the donation.