We really didn't understand the full implications of how this written and what it would do.

The eye-exam language creates a financial barrier to enter the public-school system and may bar some children from exercising their constitutional right to attend school.

School-board members and superintendents are very upset about this provision.

This is not about Speaker Black. This is about what is in the best interest of children.

We think it's important for children to be able to see. However, we oppose any provision that creates a barrier to children being able to exercise their constitutional right to an education.

There would have to be legislation passed by the General Assembly allowing for that transfer.