Student enrollment in private voucher school programs up 8 percent from last year

Almost 2,700 more students are enrolling in private voucher school programs, up about 8 percent from last year, according to preliminary enrollment figures from DPI.

In all, 36,249 students across the three programs in Wisconsin — Racine, Milwaukee and one operating statewide — are receiving vouchers, up from 33,565 students last year. Through each program, students are able to receive taxpayer-funded vouchers to attend participating private schools.
DPI, meanwhile, estimates the program will cost nearly $270 million for the 2017-18 school year.
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