Schools brace for a flurry of legislative changes

| March 8, 2017

By Peter Aleshire • Payson Roundup

A blizzard of bills affecting local schools continue to make their way through the Arizona Legislature, Payson Unified Superintendent Greg Wyman reported last week to the school board.

“Out of the 75 bills affecting education in the Senate, 15 have moved onto the House. Out of the 90 bills affecting education in the House, 21 moved forward,” he reported.

One of the most closely watched and controversial bills hasn’t made it out of the Senate — the dramatic expansion of “empowerment scholarship accounts,” essentially vouchers that can be used for private school tuition, he said.

 “They’ve had difficulty getting enough votes in both the House and Senate,” he said.

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