Ind. Private School Dropped From State Voucher Program.


A private school in Indiana that received $140,000 in taxpayer funding last year was abruptly dropped from the state's voucher program in light of allegations that it was in violation of program requirements.

Midwest Elite Preparatory Academy in Crown Point, described as a nonsectarian but Christian institution, was accused of failing to test students and report student data. The school also reportedly failed to return excess voucher payments, reported the education site "Chalkbeat."

The site reported that the Indiana State Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the school from the voucher program.

It's unclear how many students will be affected by the move. According to "Chalkbeat," only 29 pupils were attending the institution. The school, which serves students in kindergarten through grade 12, was approved to accept vouchers in 2013.

Under Indiana's voucher program, participating private schools are required to test students and report results to the state. Problems arose last year when state officials charged that the academy failed to test students properly. By the time school administrators contacted state officials to get copies of the test, it was...

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