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School Voucher Application Process Begins

Applications are now being accepted from parents who wants to send their children to private school next year through Louisiana's taxpayer-funded voucher program.

The state education department says applications for the 2015-16 school year are due February 27. They're available at participating schools or online.

Next year, 129 schools are participating in the voucher program. Only 91 will accept new students.

The program allows students from low- to moderate-income families to apply for government-paid tuition if they’re assigned to a poorly performing public school. Those are defined as one earning a C, D or an F in state performance rankings.

Nearly 7,400 students are enrolled in the program this year.

Applicants will find out if they've gotten a voucher during the week of April 6.

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