The IEA, ISBA, and IASA have issued a joint letter thanking everyone who helped defeat the private school voucher bill. Plus, K-12 budgets are headed to the Governor’s desk, but the debate over literacy tests could delay the end of the legislative session.
In a major victory for educators and public schools, Hb 590, the private school voucher bill, has been pulled by the Senate Education Committee and has effectively been defeated for this legislative session.
The Senate Education Committee has set a one hour time limit for their hearing next Wednesday on HB 590, the private school voucher bill.
Check out the IEA REPORTER podcast with Kari Overall for more information about HB 590 and private school vouchers, Plus, a bill that would limit bond elections.
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.