Superintendent Wardynski Addresses Concerns Over Flexibility/Transfer Bill

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Huntsville City School Superintendent Dr. Casey Wardynski called a press conference today to address concerns of the Alabama Accountability Act.

Wardynski consulted with lawmakers earlier in the week about the first draft of the bill, which, in a surprise move, Republicans substituted a 27-page school choice bill for, drawing fire from Democrats and some educators.

Both bodies of the Alabama Legislature passed House Bill 84 on Thursday, which will allow students who attend failing schools to transfer to private, parochial or other public schools through taxpayer-funded vouchers. Gov. Robert Bentley (R) is expected to sign the bill into law on Tuesday.

"Legislators have created a great uncertainty," said Wardynski.  "My guess is that we will have some school closings."