March 1, 2007 ann

Special Policy Update: Over 94,000 Ohio students now eligible for private school vouchers

This report explains how Ohio’s voucher program has changed due to recent legislation. A voucher is a scholarship paid for with state tax dollars that parents of eligible students can use toward sending their child to a participating private school. Students assigned to schools rated Academic Emergency or Academic Watch for two of the past three school years are eligible to apply for a voucher for school year 2007-2008. Over 94,000 Ohio students are eligible to apply for a voucher for school year 2007-2008, including approximately 24,195 students in 63 Franklin County school buildings. This report includes updated lists of voucher-eligible traditional public schools and voucher-accepting private and religious schools in Franklin County.

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