Schools consider allowing vouchers

Nine Jackson County students are among the more than 9,300 in Indiana attending private schools with state funds from the school choice voucher program.

But St. Ambrose Catholic School Principal Michelle Neibert-Levine expects local numbers will increase as restrictions about who is eligible for the program are changed.

“We do anticipate growth from the voucher system,” Neibert-Levine said. “Legislation was recently proposed that would allow siblings of current voucher participants to attend a school of choice without attending a public school for one year first. This would have a major impact on us, as well as other schools that participate in this program.”

Currently, St. Ambrose is the only school in Jackson County participating in the state voucher program.

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