CCAGW Annual Ratings

D.C. School Vouchers – Passage


Passage of a bill that would reauthorize the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to D.C. students to cover tuition and other expenses to attend private schools. Specifically, the bill would extend through fiscal 2021 the current annual authorization level of $60 million, evenly split among the program, D.C. public school improvement and D.C. public charter school expansion. The bill would require private schools to be accredited or be seeking accreditation to be eligible to participate in the program and would bar the Education Department from limiting student eligibility based on certain factors, such as the school the student previously attended.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 559
Bill Number: 
HR 10
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Passed 240-191 : R 238-8; D 2-183