The House has voted 42-27 in favor of HB 206, the bill to send state general fund money to charter schools to cover their facility costs, through a per-student formula; the vote came after an hour-plus debate that stretched into the noon hour. “Our charter schools are in a situation, a dire situation, where in order for them to even keep their doors open, they need a little bit,” House Education Chairman Reed DeMordaunt, R-Eagle, told the House. But opponents objected to the funding mechanism, which directs a state match of a percentage of the total voter-approved bond and facility levies approved statewide to charter schools; those schools don’t have taxing authority for bonds or levies/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
Question: Do you agree/disagree with this House vote?