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Board Of Ed Allows Four Underperforming Private Schools To Keep Receiving Vouchers

Richard Lee

The Indiana State Board of Education has approved the acceptance of vouchers by four private schools with a history of low performance and academic failure.

All four schools had lost their ability to enroll new students in the Choice Scholarship program because they’d been rated a D or an F on the state’s accountability system for at least two consecutive years.

But a new law allows private schools in this situation to seek a one-year waiver.

Without a waiver, schools would need years of academic improvements to accept new voucher students.

Three of the schools -- Central Christian Academy, Turning Point School and Trinity Lutheran are in Indianapolis. The fourth, Lutheran South Unity, is in Fort Wayne.

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