Indiana General Assembly House passed the school voucher bill this week in a 56-42 vote. The bill is intended to give low-income families tax dollars to use towards private school tuition. A student whose family’s income equals 100 percent of the threshold to qualify for free or reduced-cost lunches would get 90 percent of the money that would normally go to a public school to use as tuition money. The remaining money the would be spread among all public schools.
The bill has been changed to include a cap on voucher recipients at 7,500 the first year and 15,000 the second year. The cap disappears after the third year.
The bill now moves to the Senate.