Bill Clarifies Alabama Private School Tax Credits

Tools

By Alabama News Network

A state Senate committee has approved a bill to ensure Alabama's new private school tax credits apply to students already in private schools.

 

The Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 Wednesday for a bill by Republican Sen. Del Marsh of Anniston that would clarify the new Alabama Accountability Act. The act provided state tax credits for parents who chose to enroll their children in a private school rather than a public school rated as failing. The State Department of Education interpreted the bill to apply to students who move from public schools to private schools in the future.

 

Marsh's bill makes sure parents who have already enrolled their children to private school get the tax credit. Republicans supported the bill and Democrats opposed it. The bill now goes to the Senate.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 1000 Characters Left

CBS 8 News and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.



What's onFull Schedule

Hot Video From AP

AP Video