After much debate, the state’s new private school tax credit program is underway and open for applications. To help parents understand more about this program, we’ve asked a series of questions of Oklahoma Watch education reporter Jennifer Palmer. In this article, she provides insight into how the credits work, who is eligible, how public schools will be impacted and how parents can apply for this refundable tax credit of $5,000 to $7,500 for private school tuition and fees.
Editor’s note: Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)3 corporation that produces in-depth and investigative journalism as a public service for the benefit of all Oklahomans. Jennifer Palmer covers education for Oklahoma Watch and has nearly 20 years of news reporting experience. Learn more about the organization at oklahomawatch.org, and sign up for Palmer’s weekly Education Watch updates at oklahomawatch.org/newsletters.