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Charter schools hit road bump

By Associated Press 2:14 PM February 26, 2014

A Homer Republican says the bill would have money for the transportation of charter school children taken from a school district's transportation fund

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Sean Parnell’s omnibus education bill has encountered a bump in the road over a provision that would provide transportation for students in charter schools.

At a House Education Committee hearing Wednesday, Rep. Paul Seaton said the bill would have money for the transportation of charter school children taken from a school district’s transportation fund.

The Homer Republican says that has the potential to destroying the effectiveness of a school district’s transportation fund.

Susan McCauley of the Alaska Department of Education told the committee the bill was tailored to provide some sort of basic transportation for charter school students.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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