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It's not too late to apply for Indiana's school vouchers

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A meeting was held on Wednesday night to remind parents it's not too late to apply for Indiana's School Voucher Program.

State officials say the program was the largest first year program in the country last year. That's why the state decided to double the number of vouchers given out this year from 7,500 to 15,000.  

17 local schools are part of the voucher program.  On Wednesday, one of them had the opportunity to tell parents what they believe a private school can offer over a public school.  

If you apply and are given a voucher, then the state would either pay 50% or 90% of the tuition cost.

Most schools in Evansville and Vanderburgh County start next week.  So, if you're thinking about making the switch from public to private schools, you'll want to apply right away.

"For Evansville, that turns out to be about $2,700 for the 50% voucher and about $5,000 for the 90% voucher.  But with elementary and middle schoolers, it caps at $4,500.  High school, there is no cap," said Matt Van Camp with School Choice Indiana.

"Our class sizes are smaller. Our class sizes range from 13 to 22," said Theresa Berendes with Resurrection Catholic School. "It's a family atmosphere. We like to get our parents involved. Our ISTEP scores are wonderful."

If you would like to know if your child is eligible for a voucher, click here. 

The deadline to apply for the program is the end of this month.

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