Compromise reached on Tennessee school vouchers bill

May 2, 2019 | Nashville Tennessean

A recently appointed conference committee tasked with settling the differences between the House and Senate’s version of Gov. Bill Lee’s controversial school vouchers bill concluded its work Wednesday after less than 30 minutes.

The 10-member committee approved a compromised version of the bill that limits the program to schools in Shelby and Davidson counties, as well as the Achievement School District, provides funding to rural schools and mandates income verification requirements.

The amendment also would not allow home-schooled students to participate in the education savings account legislation.

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