Student Mobility Scholarships would be limited to students from low-income families. Preference would be given to students eligible for federally subsidized school lunches.[*] The distance from the student’s home to the school would have to be at least one-and-a-half miles, the distance at which districts are not required to transport resident pupils.
Schools could advertise the opportunity to families, first as a benefit to district residents who wish to attend a school outside their assigned zone. In addition, districts that receive students through Schools of Choice, as well as charter and private schools, could notify families as part of the application process. Once enrolled in the school, a family could submit an application to the state agency designated to administer the program: the Michigan Department of Treasury.
[*] For the 2019-20 school year, a student from a family of four with an annual income of $33,475 or less was eligible for a fully subsidized lunch, and a student from a family of four with an annual income between $33,475 and $47,638 was eligible for a partially subsidized lunch through the federal government. “Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines” (U.S. Department of Agriculture, March 20, 2019), https://perma.cc/ 88U5-348G.