MADISON (WKOW) – Parents who want to use a taxpayer funding voucher to send their children to a private school can apply until Friday.
Forty-eight private and religious schools or school systems want to accept voucher students in the fall, but enrollment is capped at 500 students. If more than 500 apply, only the 25 with the most applicants will be allowed into the voucher program.
State Department of Public Instruction spokesman Patrick Gaspar says details about how many people applied or if the 500 limit was exceeded won't be announced until next week.
Governor Scott Walker pushed for a voucher school expansion. The program currently exists in Milwaukee and the Racine area.
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