School Voucher Application Window Open

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INDIANAPOLIS -

The window for applications for Indiana's 2016-2017 school voucher program is open. The Institute for Quality Education says Indiana currently has nearly 33,000 students enrolled in the program.

The IQE says 70 percent of voucher recipients qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program. The program also has an 81 percent retention rate.

"A quality education allows children to build a foundation for future success, and deciding what environment best meets the needs of your child is one of the most important choices a parent makes," said IQE Spokeswoman Erin Sweitzer. "Today, there are more than 87,000 Indiana students enrolled in a D or F school, and this is simply unacceptable. IQE is committed to working with parents to ensure every child has access to a high quality education in a school that best meets their needs."

Indiana's school voucher program is the largest in the nation and Sweitzer says the IQE expects thousands of Indiana families to apply for the next school year.

Click here for more information on the school voucher program.

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