House considers savings accounts for Ks. students in remote learning

TOPEKA - Kansas public school advocates raised concerns Monday with a bill that would create education savings accounts for students subjected to remote learning, shifting tax dollars to private and home schools.

One of multiple so-called “voucher” bills on the legislative docket this session, the measure proposed Monday would allow “at-risk” students to have the base state aid normally given to a public school district instead put in a savings account to pay for private school tuition or other approved school costs.

“At-risk” would include not just students in poverty but those who have spent a certain number of term hours in remote or hybrid learning classrooms.



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