Tiny portion of Louisiana voucher school funding is questioned by auditors

Article By: Jessica Williams | August 5, 2014 | Originally Posted on NOLA.com

Auditors questioned less than 1 percent of $35 million in public spending on Louisiana’s private school voucher program in the 2013-14 academic year, state education officials said. One private school, Prevailing Faith Christian Academy in Monroe, accounted for one fourth of the suspect spending.

Last school year, 126 voucher schools enrolled 6,700 students. The program, officially the Louisiana Scholarship Program, pays for low-income students at low-performing public schools to attend mostly private schools.

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