Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt.
Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt supports an expanded private school voucher program for local low-income families.
"I've been saying all along that I think it's appropriate for Green Bay's low-income families, that they have a choice to do what they believe is right for their families," Schmitt said Friday.
Under a program approved by the state's budget-writing Joint Finance Committee, statewide enrollment in voucher schools outside Milwaukee and Racine would be capped at 500 next year and 1,000 after that. Only 1 percent of a school district's enrollment could participate, but opponents ...