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Education officials detail voucher schedule

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Posted: May 30, 2012 4:22 PM by Russell Jones
Source: La. Department of Education

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BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Education released their schedule today explaining how Louisiana's new voucher program would be implemented over the summer.

The LDOE already released a list of more than 120 schools in 33 parishes which were approved to participate in the Louisiana Scholarship Program.

"Now that schools have been approved to participate, we will start the process of finalizing how many scholarship students each school will receive," said State Superintendent of Education John White.

State lawmakers passed legislation to create the scholarship program during the current session. It awards scholarships to low-income students at public schools graded C, D or F to pay for them to attend nonpublic or higher-achieving public schools.

According to the schedule laid out by the LDOE, students receiving scholarships should know which school they're going to by mid-July.

Applications to the scholarship program will continue to be accepted until Friday, June 29, and must be turned in to the school the student wishes to attend. Copies of the application can be found on the LDOE website, the Louisiana Scholarship Program website, and websites for each participating school.

People with questions about the scholarship program can call 1-877-453-2721.

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