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Cove ISD board agree on public school funding

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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4:30 am | Updated: 11:52 am, Wed Jul 16, 2014.

COPPERAS COVE — The school board on Tuesday approved a resolution asking the state Legislature to vote against vouchers, taxpayer savings grants, franchise tax credits and other mechanisms that funnel public tax dollars into private schools.

“We want to make sure current funding for public schools stays where it is,” said Inez Faison, Cove ISD board secretary.

The trustees are teaming up with other school districts across the state in opposing the vouchers, which redirect the flow of education funding, channeling it to individual families instead of school districts, according to www.schoolchoices.org.

Joe Burns, superintendent, said funding for public schools is the board first priority, and what it wants to communicate to legislators.

“We are not opposed to funding for private schools,” Burns said. “(But) it’s a small pot of funds. Don’t take out of the pot if you want to fund private schools.”

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