Louisiana gets statewide school choice

Bill: HB976 (Public Act 2) (text)

Sponsored by Rep. Steve Carter and Sen. Conrad Appel, and signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal, HB976 (companion bill SB597) makes school vouchers available across the entire state of Louisiana through the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence (SSEE) program. Families earning up to 250 percent of the federal poverty level, and whose children attend public schools earning a C, D or F under the state’s accountability program, may now leave failing schools attend private schools of their choice.

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