INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - An Indiana house committee's proposal for the creation of a high quality pre-kindergarten voucher pilot program passed Thursday.
The proposed pilot program could offer schools a chance to provide an early educational start to children in poverty.
"Early education programs are vital to a child's future," bill author Rep. Behning (R-Indianapolis) said in a press release. "This proposal is the right thing to do for our children, and I hope we continue the fight to give them the best opportunities."
The bill passed through the House Education Committee with a 10-2 vote. Mike Niland, press secretary for the Indiana House of Representatives said Friday that a decision has not been made on the bill's next step.
Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R- Evansville) coauthored the bill.
Greenfield police officers are spending their Sunday giving 41 deserving children a day out on the town for the holidays.
A winter weather advisory was issued for Wayne, Union, Switzerland, Ripley, Ohio, Franklin, Fayette and Dearborn counties on Saturday night.
IMPD officials say a 3-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the head Saturday evening.