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In Which Districts Do Most Students Use Private School Vouchers?

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.

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