Department of Education Touts School Voucher Success
The Indiana Department of Education is calling the school voucher program a big success.
Spokesman Alex Damron says it's the nation's largest ever first year voucher program. Damron says more than 7500 students have signed up for the program this year. That figure follows more than 3900 tuition vouchers to private schools that were awarded last year. Damron says it's proof that Indiana parents favor school choice.
Damron says the program is also indicative of a rise in parental engagement and helps to create a broader educational landscape. At the elementary and middle school levels, the scholarships are capped at $4500. Damron says at the high school level, it's $6500. Students and families must re-enroll each year. Enrollment deadline for next year is the end of August.