65% instructional spending bill dead

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A bill to require school districts to spend at least 65 percent of their operating budgets on instructional costs has died.

It died in the senate subcommittee on education and health. Concerns were raised about whether the 65% would include the cost of building classrooms.

Delegate Massie's bill HB599 passed indefinitely through the senate finance committee.

This bill would provide money for scholarship vouchers to private schools.

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