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Put Students First Act of 2021

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A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Education from providing Federal elementary and secondary education funds for fiscal year 2021 or COVID-19 relief funds to an elementary school or secondary school that does not offer in-person instruction.

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Date Actions Overview
02/03/2021Introduced in Senate

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02/03/2021Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (8)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL]* 02/03/2021
Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]* 02/03/2021
Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND]* 02/03/2021
Sen. Hagerty, Bill [R-TN]* 02/03/2021
Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN]* 02/03/2021
Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]* 02/03/2021
Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]* 02/03/2021
Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] 02/12/2021

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions02/03/2021 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (02/03/2021)

Put Students First Act of 2021

This bill prohibits the Department of Education (ED) from providing certain FY2021 education funds or COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) relief funds to an elementary or secondary school that does not offer in-person instruction by April 30, 2021. A school must forfeit or return these funds if it does not offer in-person instruction by that date.

Additionally, the bill outlines the use of forfeited and returned funds. A state may regain eligibility for these funds if it submits an implementation plan to ED that provides students with school choice options. If a state does not submit an implementation plan, then the funds must be provided as grants to states with the highest percentage of schools offering in-person instruction.