Preschool voucher program to be studied further

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

An Indiana panel has decided a pilot preschool measure needs to be studied further by lawmakers.

The Senate Education Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to change the measure from a limited pilot program to an issue that will be studied over the summer.

The measure was drafted by house republicans and would provide vouchers for preschool-aged children to attend school in a limited number of counties.

Governor Mike Pence originally wanted a more sweeping plan to pay for low-income kids to attend preschool, but later threw his support behind the house plan.

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