State Senate Passes Bill to Give Parents Choices on Schools

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Updated: 3/21/2012 12:03 pm
The State Senate gave the okay to a proposal that would allow parents to send their kids to schools closest to their homes.

The legislation originally targeted Jefferson County's student assignment plan.

Children there are bused to schools throughout the district to promote diversity.

But with a floor amendment, the measure would apply to the entire state.

Still, supporters say the bill's chances aren't good in the House.
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