Florida House panel to hear views on voucher oversight

Florida House panel will hear about “oversight and monitoring” in the state’s school scholarship programs next week.

These programs, often called school vouchers, were the subject of an Orlando Sentinel investigation published last month.

A subcommittee of the House education committee will hear about requirements and outcomes for the scholarship programs — which pay for private school tuition for students with disabilities and those from low-income families — at the Dec. 6 meeting. Lawmakers will also hear a “panel discussion on oversight and monitoring in scholarship programs,” according to a meeting notice.

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