Kansas House advances education budget including contentious ‘school vouchers’
Published: Mar. 14, 2023 at 6:15 PM CDT
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Kansas House advanced the state education budget, on a narrow 61-59 vote.
The point of contention is the funding of Educational Savings Accounts, or ‘school vouchers.’ It would allow eligible private school students to receive up to $5,000 annually from the state.
The budget also includes teacher raises, funding for the Kansas Department of Education, and the creation of a task force for funding special education.
The legislation will face a final vote Wednesday. It needs 63 votes to pass.
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