LaFave: Law creates educational options

LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave applauded a new state law to allow students of school districts along state borders to have more dual enrollment education options.

“Educational opportunities for students should not be limited by physical borders,” said LaFave of Iron Mountain. “Post-secondary and dual-enrollment programs along our shared border with Wisconsin are opportunities for Upper Peninsula students to help fulfill their educational goals.”

The new law amends the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act with the stipulation that the out-of-state post-secondary education and dual enrollment school must be within 20 miles of the shared border for students enrolled in a public, charter or private school district.

“Hopefully, with a cooperative agreement to grant in-state costs to students in the border districts, this law will help students continue their education and help build their futures,” LaFave said. “We just happen to live in a part of our state where the closest in-state dual programs can be quite a distance away, so I’m pleased we’re not using state boundaries as a barrier in education.”