Program in North Carolina pays for students to attend private schools

Posted at 2:12 PM, Jun 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-27 14:12:32-04

Guilford County, N.C. – Thousands of students across North Carolina will be able to attend private schools this fall thanks to a new state voucher program that officially launched Wednesday. That’s according to a report from WGHP.

The program is called the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which gives low-income families the opportunity to attend the private school of their choice.

According to the report, 2,300 students in the state were selected for the program through a random lottery Wednesday. The state will award each eligible student up to $4,200 a year for tuition. A representative from the State Education Assistance Authority told FOX8 WGHP that 1,893 students were wait-listed for the program this year.

Read the entire story from WGHP, HERE.