When will the school voucher program roll out?

Tennessee Governor says he does not have a timeline yet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he doesn’t have a timeline yet on when his administration might roll out a long-blocked school voucher program that saw its biggest legal roadblock removed by the state’s high court.

The Republican told reporters Friday that it was a “good first step” for the Supreme Court to rule Wednesday that the voucher initiative doesn’t violate the Tennessee Constitution’s “home rule.”

That provision says the Legislature can’t pass measures singling out individual counties without local support.

The decision upends earlier court rulings that have kept the program that passed in 2019 from ever being implemented.

The governor also said there are “legal decisions yet to be made” about the program.

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