If passed, the bill establishes a multi-year pilot program that:
- Awards four grants to select institutions interested in trying to improve student through year-round programs;
- Focuses on awarding grants to schools with year-round programs that specialize in science, technology, engineering, and math;
- Prioritizes grants for low-performing schools with low-income individuals in high population areas;
- Allows money to be used to increase teacher salaries — but by no more than 100% — who agree to work on year-long program.
The bill also dedicates 5% of the costs to evaluating the program’s effectiveness three months after the program’s completion.