Some Missouri parents can now apply for scholarships for their children to attend private schools or other alternatives to their local public schools. And hundreds already have.
It’s part of a new school choice program the Missouri legislature passed last year. The state just began accepting applications and donations to fund the program.
Low-income families and students with Individual Education Plans are eligible for the scholarships and could receive up to $6,375 to cover the cost of attending private schools, parochial schools or even some costs associated with virtual or home school.