AMENDMENT No. 1 PROPOSED TO
Senate Bill NO. 2170
By Senator(s) Horhn
AMEND by inserting the following after line 305:
(4) Subject to the provisions of subsection (3) of this section, any child who transfers from a nonpublic school to a public school in this state shall be tested in compliance with Section 37-15-33. Grade placement shall be based upon appropriate test results and educational needs of the student. If the child is seeking transfer from a nonpublic school into the first grade, the child may enroll in the public schools of Mississippi at the same grade level as their prior nonpublic school enrollment, if the child's sixth birthday is before November 1 and the child had been enrolled in the nonpublic school for a minimum of four (4) weeks.
FURTHER, AMEND the title by inserting the following after the semicolon on line 4:
TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN STUDENTS ATTENDING NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS SHALL BE ALLOWED TO TRANSFER TO THE SAME GRADE LEVEL IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL IF THE STUDENT HAS MADE A SATISFACTORY SCORE ON THE APPROPRIATE ACHIEVEMENT TEST;