#Legislative Legit: SB 1452 would expand ESAs, vouchers - AZEdNews
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#Legislative Legit: SB 1452 would expand ESAs, vouchers

Arizona School Boards Association's Governmental Relations Team Explains A Few Of The Changes Proposed By Senate Bill 1452 To Arizona's Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, Or Vouchers.

The Senate Education Committee will vote today on revisions to Arizona’s vouchers that would expand eligibility to students who attend Title I schools and take part in the federal free- or reduced-price lunch program, which is about 70% of Arizona students.

This move to expand vouchers that use public tax dollars to fund students’ private school costs, comes just two years after Arizona voters rejected expansion of Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts by voting against Prop. 305.

Senate Bill 1452, sponsored by Sen. Paul Boyer, would also divert Classroom Site Fund money from teachers’ pay and local funding for schools to students’ Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, or vouchers.

Public education advocates, including Arizona School Boards Association and Save Our Schools Arizona, are opposed to SB 1452.

#Legislative Legit: SB 1452 ESA voucher expansion

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