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Vouchers plan may change, GOP says

9:08 PM, Mar. 6, 2013
Karen Quick reads a book during reading time inside Jessica Boettcher's second grade class at St. Thomas More School in Green Bay on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Under Gov. Scott Walkers' budget proposal, students could use public money to help pay for private or parochial schools. Photo by Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Karen Quick reads a book during reading time inside Jessica Boettcher's second grade class at St. Thomas More School in Green Bay on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Under Gov. Scott Walkers' budget proposal, students could use public money to help pay for private or parochial schools. Photo by Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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Green Bay school officials say they are pleased that several Republican state senators want to take expansion of the school voucher program out of a proposed two-year budget.

Gov. Scott Walker's 2013-15 budget proposal calls for the school voucher program to expand to nine districts - including Green Bay - that have at least two failing schools under new statewide report cards. The voucher program provides public funds for families to send children to private or faith-based schools. The program exists in Milwaukee County and Racine.

Walker's plan faces enough opposition among ...

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