( KTRS ) Missouri lawmakers have passed legislation to expand access to the state’s A+ college scholarship to private school graduates.
The legislation would allow private schools to apply to the state to participate in the program. Students who meet grade-point average, volunteer and attendance requirements can receive a scholarship for two years of community college tuition.
Other provisions in the bill include a requirement that K-12 public schools give students the opportunity to say the Pledge of Allegiance every day.
Schools now need to make time once a week.