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State accepting school voucher applications

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Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:58 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: voucher, scholarship, school, money, education, baton rouge, louisiana, public school, private school, lawsuit, john white

BATON ROUGE - Applications are available for the Louisiana Scholarship Program for the 2013 - 2014 school year.

Last year, more than 10,000 students applied for the controversial program. State Superintendent John White says they were only able to accommodate nearly 5,000 of those students and "that means we disappointed half of those parents. To better meet the needs of our families, we need to improve all schools and expand alternatives, such as the Scholarship Program."

Officials say if the number of applicants exceeds available seats, the scholarships will be awarded through a lottery process.

The list of participating schools will not be final until after all applications are received.

Applications can be found online or at any participating school.

The deadline for completed applications is March 15. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application no later than the week of April 15.

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