INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Gov. Mike Pence will sign a bill Thursday expanding Indianaâ€™s school voucher program.
The program is already the largest in the country, but the new legislation will expand it further.
This will bring several major changes to the 2013-14 school year:
Students no longer have to attend a failing school to qualify.
Students can receive vouchers without first attending a public school for a year.
The program will be open to all students who live in a public school district that received a state performance grade of F.
The application window for the 2013-14 school year opened Feb. 27 and closes Aug. 26.
To be eligible, a household must meet certain income requirements.
For example, to receive a 90 percent scholarship, the household income limit for a family of four is $43,568. To receive a 50 percent scholarship, the household income limit for a family of four is $65,352.
This is third year for Indianaâ€™s voucher program.
During the first year, 7,500 vouchers were available; last year that number doubled to 15,000 vouchers; this school year, the cap disappears.
Click here for more information, including how to apply, eligibility requirements and complete income requirements.
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