House lawmakers will consider a revamped plan to provide taxpayer dollars to help send public school students to private schools.
Rep. Rob Bryan, a Charlotte Republican and House Bill 944 lead sponsor, said the new provisions help address concerns about accountability by requiring schools receiving more than $300,000 in voucher money to submit to an audit. Another part of the bill requires schools with more than 25 voucher students to report aggregate test scores.
The maximum voucher would be $4,200 for a child who is eligible for free or reduced lunches, or $3,780 for families with income at 133 percent of the threshold. The children of a family of four are eligible for free lunches if they make about $30,000 a year and reduced lunches with income about $43,000 a year, according to the state Department of Instruction.