State Board rejects Horizon Christian Academy waiver

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A private school in Fort Wayne won’t be able to accept new voucher students under a ruling by the State Board of Education.

In a 10-1 vote, the board rejected Horizon Christian Academy’s waiver to accept new state-paid voucher students Wednesday, according to the Journal Gazette.

Horizon Superintendent Tammy Henline says the decision caught school officials off guard, as several had traveled to the meeting in Indianapolis to argue their case and were instead given no chance to do so.

The school has struggled with state accountability scores in recent years, getting Ds in 2015 and 2016, followed by an F last year. State law says a school with consecutive bad grades must get a C before it can receive new voucher students again. Current voucher students can still attend the Academy.


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