House approves dual enrollment legislation

High school students in school districts adjacent to Michigan’s state border are one step closer to more post-secondary and dual enrollment options after the House recently approved legislation proposed by state Rep. Aaron Miller.

The legislation amends the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act with the specific stipulation that the out-of-state educational facility must be within 20 miles of the shared border for students enrolled in a public, charter or private school district.

Miller said it’s in everyone’s best interest to give students the best opportunity for their education, even if it is not within Michigan’s borders, Miller said.

Two Michigan educators agreed with Miller as Brent Holcomb, superintendent of the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District in Cass County and Stephen McNew, superintendent of the Monroe County Intermediate School District, joined Miller before the House Education Reform Committee Sept. 14.

House Bill 4735 advances to the Senate for its consideration.

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