Indiana gets 125 applications from schools for voucher program

State officials say they've received more than 125 applications from schools seeking to take part in Indiana's new private school voucher plan.

State Department of Education spokesman Alex Damron says the department is working to process the applications for the program, which will initially allow a limited number of low- and middle-income families to use public money toward private school tuition.

The Herald-Times reports that nearly all of the 80 schools approved to date appear to be faith-based.

One those is St. Vincent de Paul School in Bedford, where principal Rebecca Floyd says her school chose to participate in the voucher program because it wants to open its doors to all.

Teachers, administrators and clergy are suing to block the voucher law, which is the nation's broadest of its kind.

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