79-2304. Appropriations; legislative intent; use; assistance to institutions; payments.

(1) It is the intent of the Legislature to appropriate seven hundred fifty thousand dollars from the General Fund for fiscal years 2013-14 and 2014-15, and any amount determined by the Legislature for any fiscal year thereafter, to the State Department of Education. Such funds shall be used by the department to provide assistance to institutions that offer high school equivalency programs. Assistance shall be provided based on participation in an institution's high school equivalency program as follows:

(a) Each such institution shall receive one assistance payment for each participant who enrolled in its high school equivalency program in the most recently completed fiscal year;

(b) Each such institution shall receive one assistance payment for each enrolled participant who took an initial examination for a diploma of high school equivalency in the most recently completed fiscal year; and

(c) Each such institution shall receive one assistance payment for each participant not enrolled in the institution's high school equivalency program who took the examination for a diploma of high school equivalency in the most recently completed fiscal year.

(2) An institution shall receive no additional assistance for any participant who failed his or her initial examination for a diploma of high school equivalency and requires additional training and testing.

Source:Laws 2013, LB366, ยง 4.