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Owensboro lawmakers say ‘school choice’ plan will come if amendment passes

Repub lawmakers from the Owensboro area are split on Amendment 2.

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A measure on the ballot this fall will ask voters if they support amending the state constitution to allow lawmakers to “provide financial support” for students who attend private schools.

Owensboro area legislators Sen. Gary Boswell and Rep. DJ Johnson, who are in support of the constitutional amendment, say the measure will let lawmakers explore ways to provide funding to students at schools outside the public school system.

But Rep. Scott Lewis, who opposed the bill calling for the constitutional amendment, said he has concerns about how the state would come up with the money.

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Lewis, a Hartford Republican and former public school administrator who represents part of Daviess County, said he was one of a few Republicans in the House who voted against House Bill 2.

“We have school choice now,” Lewis said, and that parents “send kids anywhere they want to go” for school. But the tax dollars don’t follow them.”

Read the rest at The Messenger-Inquirer.



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