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Antigo's Peace Lutheran School joins the choice movement in Wisconsin
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The state’s School Choice Program, which has provided tuition vouchers to allow parents to send their children to private schools in the Milwaukee and Racine areas for years, is expanding into Antigo.

Peace Lutheran School is among 163 private nonsectarian and religious schools and school systems that registered with the Department of Public Instruction by the Jan. 10 deadline to accept students for the next school year.

We are enthusiastically opening our doors to the new school choice program, David Reineke, administrator of Peace Lutheran School said. Many parents in our community have shown interest in attending our school. This new program will now make that connection possible.

The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program allows students to use a taxpayer-funded subsidy to attend participating private or religious schools.

This new program allows even more families in Antigo to access the outstanding educational program at Peace Lutheran School, especially those families who in the past could not afford to attend, Reineke said.

Peace, open to all families in the area, offers programs from preschool through eighth grade.

Reineke and administrative assistant Ashley Cornelius explained that the decision to join the choice program came after careful consideration. Additional students will allow the school to grow and remain financially viable, they said, but that is not the primary reason the school decided to move forward.

Instead, they said the goal is to bring the benefits of Peace, and its Bible-centered curriculum, to a wider audience.

We approach life very differently, Reineke said. We approach the Bible as our source of truth. Society has taken God out of the equation. Our foundation is God’s word.

It affects the mentality of everyone here, Cornelius added. This is a smaller school and our students offer each other a strong support.

Peace announced its participation earlier this month and Cornelius said early response has been enthusiastic.

I think it is going to be well received, Reineke added.

Peace will hold an open house on March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. It is also open for no-obligation tours at any time. Call the school office at 715-623-2200 for additional information.

Applications will be taken through April 20.

To qualify for the program for the 2017-18 school year, a new student must have a family income equal to or less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level, which is $44,955 for a family of four or $51,955 if the child’s parents or guardians are married.

In addition, all students applying for the statewide choice program for the 2017-18 school year must meet one of the following attendance requirements:

—attended a public school in Wisconsin in the prior school year.

—was not enrolled in school in the prior school year.

—are applying to attend kindergarten, first, or ninth grades for the coming school year.

—or participated in the Choice or Racine Parental Choice Program in the current school year.

Eligible students in grades kindergarten through eight may attend the private school with no charge for tuition. Eligible students in grades nine through 12 may be charged tuition if their family income exceeds 220 percent of the federal poverty level ($53,460 for a family of four or $60,460 if the child’s parents or guardians are married).

The private school, on behalf of each student’s parent or guardian, receives a state aid payment for each eligible choice student. The amount, set in state law, is $7,323 for students in grades K-8 and $7,969 for students in grades 9-12 for the current school year.

The Choice Program began in the 2013-14 school year. For the current school year’s third Friday in September enrollment count, the statewide voucher program had 3,061 students.

Peace is among a handful of northwoods private schools that have signed up to participate in the Choice Program. Others include Holy Rosary Catholic School in Medford; Trinity Lutheran School in Merrill; Newman Catholic Schools, Pacelli Catholic Schools and Trinity Lutheran School, all Wausau; Emanuel Lutheran School, New London and Most Precious Blood School, New London; Saint James Lutheran School, Shawano; Saint Martin Lutheran School, Clintonville; and Saint Paul Lutheran School, Bonduel.
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Administrative assistant Ashley Cornelius and District Administrator Dave Reineke are inviting parents to take a look at Peace Lutheran School, now included in the state’s Choice Program.

Antigo's Peace Lutheran School joins the choice movement in Wisconsin
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The state’s School Choice Program, which has provided tuition vouchers to allow parents to send their children to private schools in the Milwaukee and Racine areas for years, is expanding into Antigo.

Peace Lutheran School is among 163 private nonsectarian and religious schools and school systems that registered with the Department of Public Instruction by the Jan. 10 deadline to accept students for the next school year.

We are enthusiastically opening our doors to the new school choice program, David Reineke, administrator of Peace Lutheran School said. Many parents in our community have shown interest in attending our school. This new program will now make that connection possible.

The Wisconsin Parental Choice Program allows students to use a taxpayer-funded subsidy to attend participating private or religious schools.

This new program allows even more families in Antigo to access the outstanding educational program at Peace Lutheran School, especially those families who in the past could not afford to attend, Reineke said.

Peace, open to all families in the area, offers programs from preschool through eighth grade.

Reineke and administrative assistant Ashley Cornelius explained that the decision to join the choice program came after careful consideration. Additional students will allow the school to grow and remain financially viable, they said, but that is not the primary reason the school decided to move forward.

Instead, they said the goal is to bring the benefits of Peace, and its Bible-centered curriculum, to a wider audience.

We approach life very differently, Reineke said. We approach the Bible as our source of truth. Society has taken God out of the equation. Our foundation is God’s word.

It affects the mentality of everyone here, Cornelius added. This is a smaller school and our students offer each other a strong support.

Peace announced its participation earlier this month and Cornelius said early response has been enthusiastic.

I think it is going to be well received, Reineke added.

Peace will hold an open house on March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. It is also open for no-obligation tours at any time. Call the school office at 715-623-2200 for additional information.

Applications will be taken through April 20.

To qualify for the program for the 2017-18 school year, a new student must have a family income equal to or less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level, which is $44,955 for a family of four or $51,955 if the child’s parents or guardians are married.

In addition, all students applying for the statewide choice program for the 2017-18 school year must meet one of the following attendance requirements:

—attended a public school in Wisconsin in the prior school year.

—was not enrolled in school in the prior school year.

—are applying to attend kindergarten, first, or ninth grades for the coming school year.

—or participated in the Choice or Racine Parental Choice Program in the current school year.

Eligible students in grades kindergarten through eight may attend the private school with no charge for tuition. Eligible students in grades nine through 12 may be charged tuition if their family income exceeds 220 percent of the federal poverty level ($53,460 for a family of four or $60,460 if the child’s parents or guardians are married).

The private school, on behalf of each student’s parent or guardian, receives a state aid payment for each eligible choice student. The amount, set in state law, is $7,323 for students in grades K-8 and $7,969 for students in grades 9-12 for the current school year.

The Choice Program began in the 2013-14 school year. For the current school year’s third Friday in September enrollment count, the statewide voucher program had 3,061 students.

Peace is among a handful of northwoods private schools that have signed up to participate in the Choice Program. Others include Holy Rosary Catholic School in Medford; Trinity Lutheran School in Merrill; Newman Catholic Schools, Pacelli Catholic Schools and Trinity Lutheran School, all Wausau; Emanuel Lutheran School, New London and Most Precious Blood School, New London; Saint James Lutheran School, Shawano; Saint Martin Lutheran School, Clintonville; and Saint Paul Lutheran School, Bonduel.
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Administrative assistant Ashley Cornelius and District Administrator Dave Reineke are inviting parents to take a look at Peace Lutheran School, now included in the state’s Choice Program.
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