The waiting list for students hoping to attend private schools through Louisiana’s voucher program has been cut nearly in half, after schools agreed to take in more students without certainty they’ll get state funding.
The state education department announced last week that the voucher waiting list had dropped from 362 students to 187.
Private schools that took the additional students are taking a risk they may not get reimbursed. Most of the schools are in Orleans and Jefferson parishes.
A version of this article appeared in the August 31, 2016 edition of Education Week as La. Private Schools Take Students Without Funding