RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Treasurer's Office has begun work on a new program that will pay parents $5,000 or more per child to leave public school and attend private school.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that State Treasurer Dan Schwartz said Tuesday he's assigned five senior staff members to draft program guidelines and approval processes. Parents should be able to start applying for money in January 2016.
Nevada's public school system ranks among the worst nationally, graduating three out of four students. State lawmakers created the new program last month through Senate Bill 302.
Under the bill, any parent with a child enrolled in a Nevada public or charter school has the option to leave and take the state's education funding with them to use for private school, tutoring and homeschooling.