Ala. bill would let home-school students attend career tech

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bills working their way through the Statehouse would allow home school and private school students to access public high schools’ career technical programs and extracurricular activities.

Senate sponsor Shad McGill, R-Scottsboro, said his bill was inspired by companies who are concerned about a future lack of skilled workers. This would allow more students to enroll in training programs that their parents’ tax dollars help support, he said.

But Alexander City Schools Superintendent Darrell Cooper said today at a public hearing on Senate Bill 387 that allowing non-traditional students access to career tech programs will cost the local schools systems money – about $144 per student.

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