Washington D.C., Mar 18, 2021 / 16:00 pm
The Catholic Conference of Kentucky is pleased with the recent passage of a school choice bill in the commonwealth.
House Bill 563 would create a tax credit scholarship fund for certain Kentucky students, called an education opportunity account. That money could be used for students to attend schools outside of their education districts, including private schools.
"H.B. 563 is a very good piece of legislation," Andrew Vandiver, associate director of the conference, told CNA on Wednesday. "It is both inclusive of students and covers a variety of services."
However, Vandiver said that "one area of weakness" with the bill was that it included only the largest counties in Kentucky - those with a population over 90,000.