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Board members, representatives discuss concerns on vouchers and resource officers

February 2nd, 2013 11:10 pm by Jennifer Sprouse

JOHNSON CITY — Members of the Board of Education, principals and school officials with the Johnson City School System met with three state legislators Saturday morning to discuss two items — vouchers and school safety.

Reps. Matthew Hill and Micah Van Huss, along with Sen. Rusty Crowe, met at the Columbus Powell Center at 9 a.m. to let board members and others present at the meeting voice their concerns over new proposals made by Gov. Bill Haslam during his State of the State address on Monday.

Formally known as the Tennessee Choice & Opportunity Scholarship Act, the proposal would allow all eligible students –– students eligible for free or reduced lunch and those attending a school that is in the bottom 5 percent in academic achievement –– the opportunity to receive a scholarship to attend a private school of their choice.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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