CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill that would increase the number of charter schools allowed in West Virginia has been sent to the House floor.
The House Education Committee approved its version of the bill on a 16-7 vote Thursday. The amended bill would increase the number of charter schools allowed every three years from three to 10.
The bill also would expand the program to allow for online-only charter schools, among other things.
The committee also advanced a separate bill by voice vote to allow school vouchers called education saving accounts. That bill now goes to the House finance committee. It would give parents several options, including using public funding to send their children to private schools.