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Proposed bill to help families afford private school

Last year, there were more than 30,000 students who attended private schools.

Posted: Feb. 12, 2018 8:52 PM
Updated: Feb. 13, 2018 6:48 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa - Iowa lawmakers are discussing a proposed bill that would help parents with funding who wish to send their kids to private schools.

The bill would allow parents who enroll their child in a private school to get up to $5,000 in state tax dollars to help pay for their child's tuition.

Mandy Wise, who has four kids in public schools, says even though the money would come from tax payers it is worth it.

"You know, if it's something that is going to benefit children and their education,  is it something that's worth it," she said.

Those in support of the bill say it will allows parents to pick the best place for their kids.

Last year, there were more than 30,000 students who attended private schools.

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