More than 3,000 school voucher applications approved
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) - Officials say more than 3,000 applications for nonpublic school vouchers have been approved in West Virginia and more are being reviewed.
A spokesman for the state Treasurer’s Office told the Charleston Gazette-Mail that the agency had approved 3,010 applications as of Friday and had another 469 applications that were still under review.
A law enacted last year creates a publicly funded savings accounts program called the Hope Scholarship.
It allows state money to be put into a special account that parents could then spend on private school tuition, homeschooling and other educational needs.
The law is being challenged by parents of children who attend public schools.
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