Statewide News
11:17 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Ohio School Voucher Bill to be Revised

The sponsor of legislation to expand private-school vouchers in Ohio says the proposal will be modified to address concerns from public schools and their allies.

School district officials opposing the measure say it wrongly steers money away from public schools and away from public accountability.

Republican state Rep. Matt Huffman of Lima tells The Columbus Dispatch he's willing to drop or redraw parts of his bill. He's planning a news conference next week on a new plan.

Huffman has said his goals are to meet the needs of students, give parents more options and make the system fairer.

His current bill would provide private-school tuition vouchers for low- and middle-class parents, regardless of school performance. Right now, the scholarships are available for students at schools that do poorly.