EdChoice Scholarship Program opens second application periodWritten by Staff Reports | | email@example.com
The Ohio Department of Education says it’s accepting more applications for a statewide voucher program that allows children in low-performing public schools to attend private schools.
The move comes as a result of a new two-year state budget that expands the Ohio Educational Choice Scholarship. Gov. John Kasich signed the spending plan into law June 30. The second application period runs from July 1 to Aug. 15, 2011.
The budget increases the number of vouchers available this year to 30,000 from the previous 14,000-scholarship cap. The expansion means the board won’t have to turn away some of the students who want to use tax dollars to attend private school this year. The department said it had collected more than 15,000 applications in the spring.
The state spending plan also increases the number of vouchers to 60,000 for the 2012-2013 school year.
In Lucas County, the students who are attending or for new kindergarteners and community/charter school students are assigned to attend, the below listed Toledo Public Schools, are eligible according to the most recent list from the Ohio Department of Education:
- Allied Health Academy 9-12
- Chase STEM Academy
- East Broadway Middle School 7-8
- Glenwood Elementary School K-5
- Keyser Elementary School K-5
- Lagrange Elementary School K-6
- Leverette Middle School 7-8
- Marshall Elementary School K-5
- McKinley Elementary School K-5 New
- McTigue Middle School 6-8
- Pickett Elementary School K-5
- Robinson Middle School 6-8
- Rosa Parks Elementary School K-5
- Samuel M. Jones at Gunckel Park Middle School 6-8
- Sherman Elementary School K-6
- Westfield Elementary School K-5
- Woodward High School
More information on the application process and a list of schools that accept the EdChoice Scholarships can be found on the Ohio Department of Education School Options webpage.