SB 110-23: Streets to Schools Act of 2022 (Debating)

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Senator Spark:
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Streets to Schools Act of 2022

I. Title

The title of this legislation shall be called the "Streets to Schools Act of 2022" and shall be cited as "S2S"

II. Purpose and Intent

To establish a program for low income individuals and those involved in illegal activities to provide a higher education funded by the federal government. The intent is to decrease poverty and crime rates among younger and lower class individuals.

III. Establishment of Program

This legislation will create the "Streets to Schools Education Program" which will provide federal funding for individuals in one of two brackets, low income and delinquent individuals, to attend two year universities or colleges, with requirements described in section IV of this legislation.

IV. Requirements

The requirements for eligibility for this program is as follows:

 a.) Low income: Individuals in the low income bracket must be a dependent of a family who's income is less than $42,000 per year, or is not a dependent with an income less than $42,000 a year.

Registration with the program will be audited for those who are eligible for the program, funding will be reviewed once every semester to track the progress of students. Students of this bracket are required to maintain a C+ average in any and all classes they may take, with a minimum of three (3) classes per semester. If found in violation of the programs minimum requirements, funding will be revoked.

 b.)  Delinquent Individuals: Individuals who partake in illegal acts, such as illicit drug dealing, gang activity, or prostitution.

Individuals in this bracket are required to disclose prior activities and affiliations with the program. All illegal substances and materials (ie. drugs, weapons) owned by an individual must be turned in to regional authorities as detailed in Section V. If the individual is found to possess illegal substances and materials during the program, or the individual is arrested for partaking in illegal activities, their eligibility shall be terminated immediately.

Registration with the program will be audited for those who are eligible for the program, funding will be reviewed once every semester to track the progress of students. Students of this bracket are required to maintain a C+ average in any and all classes they may take, with a minimum of three (3) classes per semester. If found in violation of the programs minimum requirements, funding will be revoked.

V. Regional Coordination

Regions are required to mandate athorities to accept illegal substances and materials without charges to the individual for proper disposal in accordance with the program. Funding will be specified for this purpose in Section VI.

VI. Funding

A total, to be determined by the Senate and amended into this section, will be allocated to this program. Regions will be provided an additional $2,000,000 per region to establish collection programs.

VII. Enactment

This legislation will go into effect one year following the bills passage as to provide proper time for program setup and coordination.


Sponsor: ReaganClinton
Status: Debating

The Vice President is recognized. Also, WD wanted to co-sponsor this bill. 24 hours to object to that.

Vice President ReaganClinton:
As no one has spoken on the bill yet, I will give a full justification for its existence. The opportunities for lower income Atlasians to gain socioeconomic monility are unfortunately few and far between. Many take to the streets in desperation, turning to gangs and committing crimes including drug trafficking. This bill aims to take a sizable portion of our less fortunate population and give them an economic opportunity for the future in exchange for product that is illegally peddled in our streets.

The working theory is that if given the opportunity of higher education, those who have fallen to dangerous street work will take said opportunity to make a better living for themselves and their family. This sociological approach would target to decrease both the rising population of street gangs but also drug trafficking and in turn prison populations. This is not intended to be a free handout, but a mutually agreed upon deal to both keep our streets clean and our young citizens on the right path for legitimate success in life.

I yield with the note that I will field any questions directed to me.

GM Team Member WB #NoToJo:
I applaud this bill. To reduce crime, we need to reduce the underlying causes and address dissatisfaction with the status quo. However I am uncertain what C+ indicates here since + isn't used in my university's grading scales. Maybe it would be better to replace that with 75% average instead?

Vice President ReaganClinton:
Quote from: Deputy PPT WB #NoToJo on August 26, 2022, 11:40:58 AM

I am uncertain what C+ indicates here since + isn't used in my university's grading scales. Maybe it would be better to replace that with 75% average instead?


I appreciate your concerns, Senator. I want a priority for this bill to keep a high water mark for those given this opportunity. I believe that can be a simple fix for the confusion as any letter grade can be feasibly converted into a number grade, however, 75% might be slightly too low. Would you agree that 78% would be closer to a C+ as an aggregate?

GM Team Member WB #NoToJo:
Quote from: Vice President ReaganClinton on August 26, 2022, 05:37:11 PM

Quote from: Deputy PPT WB #NoToJo on August 26, 2022, 11:40:58 AM

I am uncertain what C+ indicates here since + isn't used in my university's grading scales. Maybe it would be better to replace that with 75% average instead?


I appreciate your concerns, Senator. I want a priority for this bill to keep a high water mark for those given this opportunity. I believe that can be a simple fix for the confusion as any letter grade can be feasibly converted into a number grade, however, 75% might be slightly too low. Would you agree that 78% would be closer to a C+ as an aggregate?


That sounds reasonable to me.
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Streets to Schools Act of 2022

I. Title

The title of this legislation shall be called the "Streets to Schools Act of 2022" and shall be cited as "S2S"

II. Purpose and Intent

To establish a program for low income individuals and those involved in illegal activities to provide a higher education funded by the federal government. The intent is to decrease poverty and crime rates among younger and lower class individuals.

III. Establishment of Program

This legislation will create the "Streets to Schools Education Program" which will provide federal funding for individuals in one of two brackets, low income and delinquent individuals, to attend two year universities or colleges, with requirements described in section IV of this legislation.

IV. Requirements

The requirements for eligibility for this program is as follows:

 a.) Low income: Individuals in the low income bracket must be a dependent of a family who's income is less than $42,000 per year, or is not a dependent with an income less than $42,000 a year.

Registration with the program will be audited for those who are eligible for the program, funding will be reviewed once every semester to track the progress of students. Students of this bracket are required to maintain a C+78 out of 100 average in any and all classes they may take, with a minimum of three (3) classes per semester. If found in violation of the programs minimum requirements, funding will be revoked.

 b.)  Delinquent Individuals: Individuals who partake in illegal acts, such as illicit drug dealing, gang activity, or prostitution.

Individuals in this bracket are required to disclose prior activities and affiliations with the program. All illegal substances and materials (ie. drugs, weapons) owned by an individual must be turned in to regional authorities as detailed in Section V. If the individual is found to possess illegal substances and materials during the program, or the individual is arrested for partaking in illegal activities, their eligibility shall be terminated immediately.

Registration with the program will be audited for those who are eligible for the program, funding will be reviewed once every semester to track the progress of students. Students of this bracket are required to maintain a C+ 78 out of 100 average in any and all classes they may take, with a minimum of three (3) classes per semester. If found in violation of the programs minimum requirements, funding will be revoked.

V. Regional Coordination

Regions are required to mandate athorities to accept illegal substances and materials without charges to the individual for proper disposal in accordance with the program. Funding will be specified for this purpose in Section VI.

VI. Funding

A total, to be determined by the Senate and amended into this section, will be allocated to this program. Regions will be provided an additional $2,000,000 per region to establish collection programs.

VII. Enactment

This legislation will go into effect one year following the bills passage as to provide proper time for program setup and coordination.



Specifically stating "out of 100" to avoid any potential ambiguity regarding some class having a system where scores are out of some other number.

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