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K-12 Scholarship Program Alterations Approved By NC House

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North Carolina’s programs that spend tax dollars on scholarships for low-income students to attend private K-12 schools and for children with disabilities to receive special education would be altered in a measure approved by the state House. The chamber passed on Tuesday the Republican bill in a party-line vote. The measure would turn the Opportunity Scholarship Program award amounts into a percentage of the state's per-pupil allocation for public schools. The state's two scholarship programs for children with disabilities would be combined. And counties also could provide supplemental K-12 scholarship payments to students. The bill now goes to the Senate.