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Middle Georgia parents may receive vouchers for private schooling under passing bill


MACON, Ga. (WGXA) — Fifteen Middle Georgia school districts and two state facilities are among a list that would make parents eligible for vouchers to help send their kids to a private school or teach them at home, if the bill to do so in the past.

MORE:Georgia’s controversial student voucher bill advances amid opposition from students

The bill (SB233) gives parents in the lowest 25% of performing school districts a $6,500 voucher to send their kids to a private school or begin homeschooling if they feel that their children are struggling in their current school.

The bill passed the House of Representatives by a 91 to 82 vote last Thursday and will next move through Senate before it can be sent to Governor Brian Kemp’s office for approval.

Here is the list of Middle Georgia schools that would be qualified to receive the vouchers:

Baldwin County

  • Lakeview Academy
  • Midway Hills Academy
  • Midway Hills Primary
  • Oak Hill MS

Bibb County

  • Appling Middle School
  • Ballard Hudson Middle School
  • Bernd Elementary School
  • Bruce Elementary School
  • Central High School
  • Hartley Elementary School
  • Howard Middle School
  • Ingram/Pye Elementary School
  • John Robert Lewis Elementary School
  • Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School
  • Northeast High School
  • Porter Elementary School
  • Rosa Taylor Elementary School
  • Rutland High School
  • Rutland Middle School
  • Southfield Elementary School
  • Southwest High School
  • Union Elementary School
  • Veterans Elementary School
  • VIP Academy (Virtual)
  • Weaver Middle School
  • Westside High School
  • Williams Elementary School

Bleckley County

  • Bleckley County Success Academy

Butts County

  • Jackson Elementary School

Crawford County

  • Crawford County Middle School

Crisp County

  • Crisp County Elementary School
  • Crisp County High School
  • Crisp County Middle School
  • Crisp County Primary School

Dooly County

  • Dooly County Elementary School
  • Dooly County High School
  • Dooly County Middle School

Dublin

  • Dublin High School
  • Dublin Middle School
  • Moore Street Facility

Hancock County

  • Hancock Central High School
  • Hancock Central Middle School
  • Lewis Elementary School

Houston County

  • Miller Elementary School
  • Westside Elementary School

Macon County

  • Macon County Elementary School
  • Macon County High School
  • Macon County Middle School

Peach County

  • Fort Valley Middle School
  • Hunt Elementary School
  • Peach County High School

State Charter Schools

State Schools

  • Georgia Academy for the Blind

Sumter County

  • Sumter County Elementary School
  • Sumter County High School
  • Sumter County Intermediate School
  • Sumter County Middle School
  • Sumter County Primary School

Twiggs County

  • Twiggs County High School
  • Twiggs Middle School

Washington County

  • Ridge Road Elementary School
  • Ridge Road Primary School
  • T. J. Elder Middle School
  • Washington County High School

Wilkinson County

  • Wilkinson County Elementary School
  • Wilkinson County High School
  • Wilkinson County Middle School
  • Wilkinson County Primary School

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