MT House Republicans advance first “school choice’ bill

HELENA — On a nearly party-line vote, Republicans in the Montana House Thursday endorsed the first “school choice” bill of the 2021 session, to use public-education funds to help pay some expenses of disabled children who attend private school in Montana.

The House voted 68-32 to advance House Bill 329, which sets up an educational savings account that parents of disabled kids can tap for expenses at a private school.