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Legislation to fully fund public school students attending classes virtually this academic year due to COVID-19 is now law, according to State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem).

Without this new law, public schools would receive 85% of tuition support per virtual student, which is defined as a child learning 50% or more of their instruction online.

Davisson said this law provides 100% of the state’s tuition support for students at public schools who have gone to virtual instruction for part or all of the 2020-2021 academic year, so long as those students weren’t already learning virtually prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our schools continuously made adjustments to help protect students, staff and families during the pandemic, and that included online learning,” Davisson said. “Education remains the state’s largest investment, and this commonsense law makes sure our public schools are fully funded as they focus on providing high-quality instruction to young Hoosiers.”

Senate Enrolled Act 2 is effective immediately. Visit iga.in.gov to learn more.