State Policies on
School Choice

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Filter Key

  • Yes
  • No
  • Unclear*
  • Did Not Find**
  • Not Applicable***
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Filter Key Footnotes


Unclear indicates that we located a statute and/or a policy that may address this question, but further interpretation is needed.


Did Not Find indicates that we could locate neither a statute nor a policy related to this question.


Not Applicable indicates that the broader type of school choice (charter schools, virtual schools, private school choice, or interdistrict school choice) is not available in that state; therefore the question does not apply.

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The content contained herein is currently under review by state policy experts. This beta version of the Policy Map provides a snapshot of school choice policy found in laws passed by the legislative bodies, for all 50 states and Washington, D.C., based on information gathered from state statutes. This information is current through the second legislative session of 2019. The information contained here does not reflect state Department of Education administrative policies, rules, or regulations. Additionally, the information on this website does not constitute legal advice. All content on this site is provided for informational purposes only. As previously indicated, information on this site may not include the most up-to-date policy information. This site contains links to other third-party websites. Such links are for the user’s convenience; neither REACH nor any affiliated entities endorse the contents of third-party sites.