Ohio school vouchers: Is your school on the expanding list of those eligible?

Hamilton Schools Superintendent Mike Holbrook, standing, briefs school principals from the Butler County school system about the ramifications of the state’s new Ed Choice program. Area school officials are joining a growing statewide chorus of objection to changes in the program, which designates many previously high-rated schools as now deficient enough in some areas to allow school parents to be paid by public districts to enroll their children in private schools. (Provided Photo/Journal-News)

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Hamilton Schools Superintendent Mike Holbrook, standing, briefs school principals from the Butler County school system about the ramifications of the state’s new Ed Choice program. Area school officials are joining a growing statewide chorus of objection to changes in the program, which designates many previously high-rated schools as now deficient enough in some areas to allow school parents to be paid by public districts to enroll their children in private schools. (Provided Photo/Journal-News)

Public school parents will have have another option for schooling for their children because of a recently expanded state program providing financial vouchers to attend private schools.

The changes in Ohio’s “EdChoice” scholarship program has public school officials in Butler and Warren county school systems - and across the state - scrambling to rally public support to pressure the Ohio Legislature to alter the current program, complaining it will unleash an exodus from public schools and cost millions of dollars.

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Public school officials sharply criticize the EdChoice program’s new criteria in determine which public school buildings are eligible for the school voucher program now being available to families starting next school year.

Under the state’s newly expanded “EdChoice” scholarship program more Butler and Warren county schools will be designated as “underperforming” next school year, which allows school parents to use financial vouchers to pay for sending their children from those schools to area private schools.

According to the Ohio Department of Education those schools are:

BUTLER COUNTY:

EDGWOOD:

Edgewood Middle School

FAIRFIELD:

Fairfield Middle School

Fairfield Central Elementary

Fairfield Compass Elementary

Fairfield East Elementary

Fairfield Fairfield High School

Fairfield North Elementary

Fairfield West Elementary School

HAMILTON:

Hamilton Bridgeport Elementary

Hamilton Fairwood Elementary

Hamilton High School

Hamilton Highland Elementary

Hamilton Miami School

Hamilton Ridgeway Elementary

LAKOTA:

Lakota Adena Elementary

Lakota Endeavor Elementary

Lakota Hopewell Junior School

Lakota Ridge Junior School

Lakota Liberty Junior School

Lakota Shawnee Early Childhood School

Lakota VanGorden Elementary

Lakota Woodland Elementary

MIDDLETOWN:

Middletown Amanda Elementary

Middletown Central Academy Nongraded Elementary

Middletown Creekview Elementary

Middletown Highview 6th Grade Center

Middletown Mayfield Elementary

Middletown Middletown High School

Middletown Middle School

Middletown Miller Ridge Elementary

Middletown Rosa Parks Elementary

Middletown Wildwood Elementary

NEW MIAMI:

New Miami High School

New Miami Elementary

ROSS:

Ross Elda Elementary

TALAWANDA:

Talawanda Bogan Elementary

WARREN COUNTY:

CARLISLE:

Carlisle Bobby F. Grigsby Intermediate School

FRANKLIN:

Franklin Anthony Wayne Elementary

Franklin Junior High School

Franklin George H Gerke Elementary

Franklin Pennyroyal Elementary

Franklin William C Schenck Elementary

KINGS:

Kings Local Columbia Intermediate

Kings Mills Elementary

LEBANON:

Lebanon Donovan Elementary

Lebanon High School

Lebanon Junior High

LITTLE MIAMI:

Little Miami SalemTownship Elementary

MASON:

Mason Early Childhood Center Elementary

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