MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A legislative committee has advanced a proposal that would let parents let enroll their children in schools outside of their current districts.
The Senate Education Committee voted 7-3 to approve the bill Tuesday.
The bill advanced by Sen. Del Marsh would require public school districts to establish a process to take students outside their districts. Families would have to pay a tuition equal to local school taxes.
The bill now moves to the Alabama Senate.
Marsh described the bill as a path to improving education rankings. Democratic Sen. Vivian Davis Figures of Mobile said the state needs to put resources into improving all schools.