School Choice

School Vouchers Go Statewide in Wisconsin

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MADISON — It's go time for the statewide expansion of school choice in Wisconsin.

After attending the required trainings, filling out paperwork and sending in fees to the state Department of Public Instruction, administrators in 48 private schools will try to attract as many applicants as possible for the opportunity to take part in the first year of the newly expanded voucher program.

"We're very excited to be part of the program," said Karen Konop, director of admissions at Notre Dame de la Baie Academy, a Catholic high school with about 750 students in Green Bay. "We really don't know what to expect for how many of our current students or new students will apply (for vouchers)."