Access to childcare will be supported for parents who are attending high school or working toward completion of a high school equivalency certificate. The household income must be no more than 85% of the state median income and the student must participate in at least 110 hours per month of an approved activity.
The availability of the other parent may not be considered and DCYF may not require the parent to pay a co-payment greater than the minimum established in rule.
School districts may allow a student to transport their infant, in car seat, on a school bus provided by the district. School districts that deny a student’s request must provide an alternative.
Removes the requirement for DCYF to treat the parent as their household when determining household income.
Requires a parent who is working towards a high school equivalency certificate to be age 21 or younger to qualify for WCCC.
- Allows WCCC eligibility for a parent attending high school or pursuing a high school equivalency who has an income at or below 85 percent of the state median income.
- Requires school districts to provide transportation upon request for parenting students who are transporting an infant.
- Adds an effective date of September 1, 2020 for provisions related to WCCC for student parents