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School Choice Legislation Filed in House

State Representative Randy Alexander filed school choice legislation Friday. The bill would allow parents of public school students in the 4th through 8th grades to transfer their children to any school of their choosing.
LITTLE ROCK, AR – State Representative Randy Alexander filed school choice legislation Friday. The bill would allow parents of public school students in the 4th through 8th grades to transfer their children to any school of their choosing.

HB-1897, The Parental Choice Scholarship Program, would make the amount of funding a resident school district would get from state and local sources follow the student as a scholarship, to be applied by their parents to participating schools.

Participating schools could be a public school outside the resident school district, a charter school, a magnet school outside the resident school district, a alternative school outside the resident school district, or a private school.

Alexander says that scholarship amount is set at $6,267 per pupil.

You can read the bill here. It will be taken up first by the House Education Committee.

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