Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Breaking News

May 9, 2013

Pence set to sign Indiana voucher expansion bill

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is ready to sign into law an expansion of the state's private school voucher program.

The governor's office says Pence will sign the bill Thursday afternoon at Calvary Christian School on the south side of Indianapolis.

The plan approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature will allow more children to be eligible for vouchers without first having to spend at least a year in public schools.

Those immediately eligible will include the siblings of current voucher students and children living in the attendance district of a public school that received a state performance grade of F.

Opponents argue that the voucher expansion will drain more money from public schools.

About 9,100 students are receiving vouchers in the program's second school year.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Breaking News
Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries
Poll
Kelly Lafferty's video on Tom Miller