Area Schools Like Voucher Program

By Max Resnik

May 20, 2011 Updated May 20, 2011 at 6:31 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Now that the Indiana Voucher Bill is law, will area private schools participate? Today, we met with administrators from Bishop Luers High School and Concordia Lutheran High School. They say yes.

Executive Director of Concordia Lutheran Terry Breininger says he has already heard from current parents and students as well as prospective parents and students about the voucher program.

He says, “Right now we are moving forward assuming we will be involved. So connect with us, ask us questions and we'll get the info out as quickly as we can to our families and students and to the broader community.”

Jenny Andorfer, Director of Admissions at Bishop Luers, says they too are doing everything in their power to attract families to Luers. She says, “We are going to do everything that we can to be proactive in helping our families, in helping any interested families in participating in the program in order to come to school here.”

Just 7,500 vouchers will be made available statewide during the first year of the new law. The limited number of available vouchers will force private schools like Concordia and Luers to find ways of attracting families to their schools.

Administrators are also waiting to hear exactly what the rules and regulations of those vouchers will be. They say they are on board with the program, but once the specifics come out, they will know exactly how many students they can take and how quickly.

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