3-3-15 voucher schools

Nearly 100 private and religious schools including St. Mary’s Springs and Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du lac and Central Wisconsin Christian School in Waupun have applied to be a part of Wisconsin’s voucher program next fall.  The state Department of Public Instruction reported Monday that 98 schools applied by the deadline to be in the program where taxpayer-funded subsidies pay for students to attend private schools. That is up from 68 schools that applied for this year.  Thirty-six are applying for the first time.  Parents who want to enroll their children in the statewide program have until April 20 to apply. Enrollment is currently limited to 1,000 students, and if more than that apply, only the 25 schools with the most applicants will be allowed in the program. Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal would remove the enrollment cap after this year.

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