Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Data Snapshot: Utah

With the release of the Alliance for School Choice's School Choice Yearbook 2011-12 (available for download here), we'll spend the next few days on School Choice Now! highlighting some of the new data and research it contains.

Utah strengthened its special needs voucher program by increasing funding, allowing more children with special needs to access the program.  Enacted in 2005, the Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship enables students identified as disabled and who have an Individualized Education Program to access a scholarship to attend the private school of their parents’ choice.

2011 Results
  •  Number of School Choice Programs: 1
  • Total Number of Students: 635
  • Total Number of Participating Schools: 40
  •  Total Expenditures: $3,734,000
    Student Participation

2012 Outlook
The Beehive State is ready to accept more students with the increased funding of more than half a million dollars annually.  And that’s not all, Senator Adams is looking to expand funding to allow even more students to access the program!

- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, MSG

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