2000 Regular Session
To: Universities and Colleges
By: Representative Blackmon
House Bill 811
AN ACT TO CREATE THE PRECOLLEGE EARNED CREDIT ACT; TO PROVIDE FOR EARNED CREDIT TOWARD COLLEGE TUITION; TO REQUIRE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING TO ESTABLISH POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) Each school district may engage the services of two (2) eleventh or twelfth grade students in good academic standing to serve as tutors in various subject areas at times to be determined by the school district. In lieu of cash payments, the students performing such tutorial duties will be awarded credit to be applied against tuition at any state institution of higher learning or public community or junior college. Such payment may be up to an amount not exceeding the cost of one (1) full semester of tuition as a resident student at a state institution of higher learning or public community or junior college in Mississippi.
(2) The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning shall establish policies and procedures necessary to implement the provisions of this section. Nothing in this section shall prohibit or act as a hindrance for any student receiving financial aid from any source for which such student otherwise has met eligibility requirements.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2000.