(HEARTLAND DAILY NEWS) – The South Carolina House amended and passed a bill that would create a pilot educational savings account program in the state.
The amendment alters S. 935, which the Senate passed in late March, and now the amended bill will head back to the Senate for approval or to set up a conference committee on the final day of session.
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The amended version, approved 66-38 by the House, would allocate $75 million to pay for up to 5,000 vouchers for students to attend any approved private or public school in the state worth a maximum of $5,000 apiece starting in the 2023-24 school year. The program would be approved for three years.