INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– An advocate group for the expansion of school vouchers in the Hoosier State is holding two information meetings this week to help families decide if the program is right for them.
School Choice Indiana’s first meeting takes place Monday at the Cornerstone Baptists Academy at 10701 E. 56th St. in Indianapolis. The second meeting is Tuesday at the Baptist Academy at 2565 S. Villa Avenue, also in Indianapolis. Both sessions start at 6:30 p.m.
The deadline to apply for the voucher program is Sept. 1.
”Parents who have taken advantage of the voucher program have great things to say,” said Marissa Lynch, field director at School Choice Indiana. “They see a difference in their child from their academic performance to their self-confidence, to their social interactions, so they’re very excited about the program and very passionate about it.”
After heated debate on the future of public education, this year’s legislative session ended with several changes to the program, including specific eligibility expansion to siblings, special needs students and students living in districts receiving an “F” grade from the state.
“Those criteria were not necessarily in place before, so we’re very excited and seeing a lot more excitement from parents who are able to now take advantage of the program as a result of those legislative changes,” Lynch said.
If you cannot attend the meetings, more information is also available online at http://www.myschoolvoucher.com.