Douglas County Schools Taking Feedback On Voucher Program

500 Students Could Get Vouchers In Pilot Program

The Douglas County School District is holding meetings this week to get community feedback on its school choice plan.

Under the proposal, Douglas County would pay tuition for parents who wanted to enroll their children in private schools. If that tuition costs more than the district is willing to pay, the parents would have to cover the difference.

The pilot program calls for giving vouchers to up to 500 students during the 2011-12 school year, according to the Denver Post.

If approved, Douglas County would be the first school district in the state to offer vouchers.

The school district is holding two more meetings to get community input. The next meeting is tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cimarron Middle School. The last meeting will be tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at Castle Rock Middle School.

Read more about the school choice plan on the Douglas County School District's website.

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