Indiana gets most expansive school voucher system in nation

Bill: HB 1003 (year 2011) (PDF); HB 1003 (year 2013 expanded) (PDF)

Sponsored by Representatives Robert William Behning and Brian C. Bosma, and signed into law in 2011 by Gov. Mitch Daniels (and expanded in 2013 by Gov. Mike Pence), HB1003 sets up one of the most expansive school voucher systems in the United States. HB 1003 provides tuition vouchers for students to attend private or parochial schools of their choice. Under the expanded HB1003 passed into law in 2013, a family of four earning $65,352 receives 50% funding towards tuition; the same family earning $43,568 receives 90% paid tuition. A family of eight earning 109,974 receives 50% funding towards tuition; that same family earning $73,316 receives 90% paid tuition.

Also: “2013: Governor Mike Pence signs law expanding school choice vouchers in Indiana”

“2013: Indiana school choice enrollment doubles, 60% of Hoosiers eligible”

“2013: Bill Would Increase Number Of Students Eligible For School Vouchers”

“2013: Indiana Supreme Court upholds school vouchers”

“2011: Indiana Gov. Daniels Approves Most Expansive School Voucher System in U.S.”

“School Choice in America 2011: Educational Opportunity Reaches New Heights”

“Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice: Indiana HB 1003 Overview”