The Indiana Department of Education last week released an updated report on the state’s school choice scholarship program, often called school vouchers.
The report showed the state is spending $18 million more on the program than it did last school year. In the first few years of the program, it was saving the state money, according to a calculation crafted by the General Assembly.
These scholarships allow a student from a low-income family that meets a specific set of criteria to use state money to attend a private school.
The program started in 2011 and in the first years, it grew exponentially. But although the number of students is still growing, it’s starting to level off.
Take a look at our interactive map to see where the most students are using school vouchers. The school districts located on the map mean a student using a voucher lives within that school district’s boundaries.