S. 1552 (111th): Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act of 2009

Jul 30, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Joseph Lieberman
Senator from Connecticut
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Last Updated
Jul 31, 2009
32 pages
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S. 206 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 26, 2011


This bill was introduced on July 31, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 30, 2009
Reported by Committee Jul 31, 2009
Full Title

A bill to reauthorize the DC opportunity scholarship program, and for other purposes.


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Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act of 2009 or the SOAR Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award five-year grants on a competitive basis to nonprofit organizations to carry out activities to provide expanded school choice opportunities to students who are DC residents and who come from households:
(1) receiving assistance under the supplemental nutrition assistance program under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008; and
(2) with incomes not exceeding 185% of the poverty line, except in certain grandfathered circumstances.
Prescribes requirements for schools participating in such grant programs, including administering nationally norm-referenced standardized tests in reading and mathematics to participating students.
Repeals the DC School Choice Incentive Act of 2003 (title III of division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004). Deems this Act as the reauthorization of the opportunity scholarship program under such Act.

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