Students have until March 15 to apply
More schools are on the list for Louisiana's voucher program next year, so the number of students using taxpayer dollars to go to private schools is expected to grow.
The Department of Education says 133 private schools have been approved to receive voucher students in the 2013-14 school year. That's up from 117 schools this year.
The student application was released Wednesday, with a March 15 deadline.
The taxpayer-financed tuition at private and parochial schools is available to students from low- to moderate-income families who otherwise would attend public schools graded with a C, D or F by the state.
A state judge declared the voucher funding unconstitutional. If the ruling is upheld by the Louisiana Supreme Court, lawmakers would have to switch financing streams for the program to continue.
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