Title 17. Education

Chapter 50. Taylor Opportunity Program for Students

Part I. General

Subpart B. Initial Eligibility Requirements

 

17:5021      Louisiana high school graduation

 

A. (1) Except as otherwise provided by Subsection B of this Section, to be eligible for an award pursuant to this Chapter, a student shall be certified as provided in this Chapter to have graduated from a public high school or a nonpublic high school which has been approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

 

(2)(a) For a student graduating from a Louisiana nonpublic high school to be eligible for an award under this Chapter, beginning with applicants who graduate from a nonpublic high school during the 1999-2000 school year, the nonpublic high school from which the student graduates shall be approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education pursuant to R.S. 17:11 and, in addition, shall meet the standards required by the board for the students in such school to be eligible to receive from the state the benefit of appropriations for such items as transportation, textbooks, and administrative cost reimbursement.

 

(b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph, those nonpublic high schools that, not later than May 15, 2000, were approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education pursuant to R.S. 17:11 and applied for and had their application forwarded by the state Department of Education seeking the approval necessary for the students in such school to be eligible to receive from the state the benefits of appropriations for such items as transportation, textbooks, and administrative cost reimbursement shall have until the 2003-2004 school year to meet the latter requirement in order for the graduates from such high school to be eligible for an award under this Chapter.

 

B. Students funded through the Louisiana minimum foundation program and who are attending any high school in an adjoining state pursuant to an agreement in effect as of June 4, 1994, between the parish school system and the local governing authority of the school in the adjoining state shall be considered as having graduated from a state-approved nonpublic high school.

 

Acts 2015, No. 227, ยง 1.