Legislators agree to narrow scope of school choice plan to largest counties


The school choice debate came back to life Wednesday with a new variation of a plan  providing public aid for students to attend private schools but is limited to the 10 biggest counties in Kansas.

A joint House-Senate committee agreed to a new school choice program that would provide $1,000 awards to public school students and $5,000 to private school students who have a household family incomes of 250% or less of the federal poverty level.

The $5,000 private school tax subsidy would only apply in school districts with their administrative offices in Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee . . .


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