Board Of Ed Allows Four Underperforming Private Schools To Keep Receiving Vouchers

Jun 9, 2017

Three of the schools are in Indianapolis, one is in Fort Wayne.
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The Indiana State Board of Education has approved the acceptance of vouchers by four private schools with a history of low performance and academic failure.

All four schools had lost their ability to enroll new students in the Choice Scholarship program because they’d been rated a D or an F on the state’s accountability system for at least two consecutive years.

But a new law allows private schools in this situation to seek a one-year waiver.

Without a waiver, schools would need years of academic improvements to accept new voucher students.

Three of the schools -- Central Christian Academy, Turning Point School and Trinity Lutheran are in Indianapolis. The fourth, Lutheran South Unity, is in Fort Wayne.