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Louisiana’s Private School Voucher Program Will Have Wait List

Due to the budget crisis in state government, Louisiana’s private school voucher program will not be able to take all students in the fall.

“There is going to be a wait list. … It’s just a question of how long,” Education Superintendent John White said Friday (June 24). Through the four-year-old Louisiana Scholarship Program, students from low-income homes may go to participating private schools at public expense. To qualify, they must be entering kindergarten or zoned to attend a C-, D- or F-graded public school. White said the Education Department will alert families of their status as soon as officials know the final budget.