Wisconsin’s statewide school voucher program kicks off
continue at Wisconsin Reporter
After attending the required trainings, filling out paperwork and sending in fees to the state Department of Public Instruction, administrators in 48 private schools will try to attract as many applicants as possible for the opportunity to take part in the first year of the newly expanded voucher program.
“We’re very excited to be part of the program,” said Karen Konop, director of admissions at Notre Dame de la Baie Academy, a Catholic high school with about 750 students in Green Bay. “We really don’t know what to expect for how many of our current students or new students will apply (for vouchers).”
Many of the schools vying to become part of the school choice program will extend hours during the next week for those seeking voucher applications.
Between Thursday and Aug. 9, parents and guardians across the state may apply online for the opportunity to enroll their child in a voucher program. Applicants will need to verify income and residency to be accepted.
Good summary, worth the read. Wish we had it in La Crosse.
Another interesting note: Superior Catholic schools opt out of voucher program