School Vouchers Programs
The Associated Press
Jun. 27, 2002
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Descriptions of the three publicly funded school choice programs:
_Cleveland's Scholarship and Tutoring Program is open to kindergarten through 8th graders. Students are chosen randomly, but preference is given to families with incomes less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level and to students with a sibling already enrolled in the program. Scholarships may be used at religious and other private schools within the Cleveland Municipal School District or public schools in adjacent districts.
_Milwaukee's Parental Choice Program is open to kindergarten through 12th graders whose family income is no more than 175 percent of the federal poverty level. Students are chosen randomly, but siblings of already enrolled students are given preference. Scholarships may be used at religious and other private schools in the city. No more than 15 percent of public school students may participate.
Florida's A+ Opportunity Scholarship Program is open to kindergarten through 12 graders whose public school received an ``F'' rating from the state two out of the previous four years. Scholarships may be used at religious and other private schools or public schools with at least a ``C'' rating in the same district or an adjacent district. Students are accepted randomly, but the state gives preference to siblings of current participants. There is no limit to the number of students who may participate.
Source: Institute for Justice