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Senate Education Committee Modifies Expanded Voucher Bill

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The State Senate Education Committee has scaled back legislation that would have allowed students to skip a requirement of attending a public school before they can receive a state school voucher.

The bill now requires a student to attend kindergarten in a public school before receiving a voucher.  A student could bypass the voucher requirement if the public school they attend receives a failing grade from the state in which case the student would be granted the voucher without public school attendance.

Other language in the bill was deleted and some lawmakers want to see where Governor Mike Pence stands on the issue before they press ahead.

If the measure passes the Senate, it may have to go to conference committee where  lawmakers will work out their differences.



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