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Private School Tuition Program About Ready

KSAL StaffSeptember 29, 2014

A Kansas education official says a new tax-credit system to fund private school tuition for low-income students is on track to start in January.

Deputy education commissioner Dale Dennis says application forms for the tuition program are nearly ready.

The program will allow businesses to donate to nonprofit organizations for scholarships for low-income children attending public schools to transfer to private schools. The businesses would receive a tax credit that subtracts 70 percent of their donation from their tax bills.

Dennis says he thinks the Legislature wanted the program ready by January and his department is working to meet that goal.

Only children who attend one of 99 Kansas public schools considered low-performing are eligible for the scholarships.

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Associated Press information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal

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