JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOV) – A Missouri senator is trying to make it legal for religious groups to receive state funding to operate schools.
Currently it is prohibited for the state to fund religious groups to operate schools by the Missouri Constitution.
Local religious school leaders say they would like the extra money, but do not think it is a good thing for every school. School leaders are afraid to make it legal because they do not know if it will force them to give up control over their curriculum and who it hires.
Lawmakers say religious schools would help educate students in unaccredited districts and give parents another option to education choices.