MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Time for the Legislature to clarify the new Alabama Accountability Act is running out with little apparent agreement on what should be done.
The House passed a bill Tuesday night by Republican Rep. Jim Carns that says no public or private school has to accept a student transferring from a failing public school. That bill now goes to the Senate. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh says the Senate will work with Carns' bill because Marsh's bill making several more changes in the new law appears to be dead because Republicans are divided over it.
Marsh says the Senate may expand Carns' bill to make it clear that if a student transfers to a non-failing public school in another school system, then the student is responsible for providing transportation.