Voucher Programs: Enrollment limits


Voucher Programs: Enrollment limits

March 2017


 

Enrollment limits
Arkansas Succeed Scholarship Program
No
District of Columbia D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program
No. However, the organization administering the program must give priority to students who previously attended a low-performing school, received a scholarship in the previous year, and siblings of participating students. 
Florida John M. McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program
No
Georgia Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program
No
Indiana Choice Scholarship Program
No 
Louisiana School Choice Program for Certain Students with Exceptionalities
No
Louisiana Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence
No. However, participating schools notify the Department of Education about space availability. The Department of Education will conduct a random selection process for eligible students if there are more applications than space available at participating schools, giving preference first to former voucher recipients and then students who would be attending a school with a letter grade of D or F. The department may also give preference to other student groups, such as siblings of enrolled students. 
Maine Town Tuitioning
No
Maryland Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today Program
No
Mississippi Mississippi Dyslexia Therapy Scholarship for Students with Dyslexia
No
Mississippi Nate Rogers Scholarship for Students with Disabilities / Mississippi Speech-Language Therapy Scholarship for Students with Speech-Language Impairments
No
North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship
No. However, beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the state may award vouchers to at least 2,000 more eligible students than were served in the prior year. In addition, the program is subject to appropriations by the General Fund to the Opportunity Scholarship Grant Fund Reserve.

The state may create a lottery system for applicants, giving first priority to students who were prior recipients of scholarships. After that, at least 50 percent of remaining funds must be used to students with a household income at or below the income guidelines for free or reduced-price meal programs, and up to 40 percent may be used for eligible students entering kindergarten or first grade. 
North Carolina Special Education Scholarships for Children with Disabilities
No. However, the state gives preference to students who received a scholarship during the previous year, then children meeting any of the other eligibility requirements, with last preference to children with a disability who have lived in the state for six months but meet no other criteria.
Ohio Autism Scholarship Program
No
Ohio Cleveland Scholarship Program
No. The state gives out as many vouchers or tutoring grants as can be funded.
Ohio EdChoice Expansion Program
The number of voucher awards given is dependent on appropriations. If applications exceed scholarships available based on appropriations, the Department of Education must give priority to students who received a voucher in the prior year and then to students with household incomes at or below 100 percent of federal poverty guidelines, using a lottery system when necessary.
Ohio Educational Choice Scholarship Program
60,000 students. If applications exceed the number of vouchers available, the state gives priority first to students who received a voucher in the prior year and then to students with household incomes under 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines, and finally to other eligible students. 
Ohio Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program
Five percent or less of students living in the state identified as having a disability. 
Oklahoma Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program
No
Utah Carson Smith Scholarships for Students with Special Needs
No. However, if money is not available to pay for all requested scholarships, they must be distributed randomly with preference for students receiving a scholarship the previous year. 
Vermont Town Tuitioning
No
Wisconsin Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
No
Wisconsin Racine Parental Private School Choice Program
No
Wisconsin Special Needs Scholarship Program
No. However, participating schools notify the state about the number of spaces available. If the number of applications exceeds space available, the school may give preference to siblings of enrolled students then accept students in the order in which applications were received.
Wisconsin Wisconsin Parental Choice Program
2016-17 school year: No more than 1 percent of a school district's membership.
2017-18 through 2025-26 school years: Enrollment increases by one percentage point each school year.
2026-27 school year and beyond: No enrollment limits.

© 2018 by the Education Commission of the States (ECS). All rights reserved. ECS is the only nationwide, nonpartisan interstate compact devoted to education. 700 Broadway #810, Denver, CO 80203-3442

To request permission to excerpt part of this publication, either in print or electronically, please contact the Education Commission of the States’ Communications Department at 303.299.3609 or askinner@ecs.org.

Your Education Policy Team  www.ecs.org