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43-1503 - Operational requirements for school tuition organizations
43-1503. Operational requirements for school tuition organizations
A. A certified school tuition organization must be established to receive contributions from taxpayers for the purposes of income tax credits under sections 43-1183 and 43-1184 and insurance premium tax credits under sections 20-224.06 and 20-224.07 and to pay educational scholarships or tuition grants to allow students to attend any qualified school of their parents' or custodians' choice.
B. To be eligible for certification and retain certification, the school tuition organization:
1. Must allocate at least ninety percent of its annual revenue from contributions made for the purposes of sections 20-224.06, 20-224.07, 43-1183 and 43-1184 for educational scholarships or tuition grants.
2. Shall not limit the availability of educational scholarships or tuition grants to only students of one school.
3. Must allow the department of revenue to verify that the educational scholarships and tuition grants that are issued are awarded to students who attend a qualified school.
4. Must not knowingly collude with any other school tuition organization to circumvent the limits of section 43-1504, subsection C.
5. Must not award educational scholarships or tuition grants to students who are simultaneously enrolled in a district school or charter school and a qualified school.
6. Shall include on the organization's website, if one exists, the percentage and total dollar amount of educational scholarships and tuition grants awarded during the previous fiscal year to:
(a) Students whose family income meets the economic eligibility requirements established under the national school lunch and child nutrition acts (42 United States Code sections 1751 through 1785) for free or reduced-price lunches.
(b) Students whose family income exceeds the threshold prescribed by subdivision (a) of this paragraph but does not exceed one hundred eighty-five percent of the economic eligibility requirements established under the national school lunch and child nutrition acts (42 United States Code sections 1751 through 1785) for free or reduced-price lunches.