The controversial private school voucher bill, HB 590, passed the House by a 39-31 margin. The legislation now moves to the Senate Education Committee.
The House did not get to the private school voucher bill, HB 590 Friday, so it will likely be heard Monday. The State Board of Education voted to oppose HB 590, as well as HB 566, which would have allowed charter schools to bypass some requirements for charters to hire administrators.
HB 590, the private school voucher bill, is expected to be heard on the House Floor Friday. Plus, the legislature has passed the $200 million tax cut bill, which now goes to the governor for his signature.
A private school voucher bill passed the House Education Committee despite overwhelming testimony against it.