Ohio Moves to Stem Abuse of New Vouchers
State warns schools about end-of-year enrollments by private school students.
The Ohio Department of Education this month put school districts on notice that some parents have sought to game the state’s new voucher system for students in low-performing schools.
State officials say they have learned that, in a few cases, parents of children already in private schools have tried to enroll students in public schools where they would be eligible for the private-school- tuition aid.
“The Ohio Department of Education absolutely does not encourage this practice,” wrote Kimberly A. Murnieks, the chief program officer for the statewide voucher program, in a June...
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