This report will address the fiscal impact of the SSP for the 2016-17 school year, the first year the program is available for students. As of February 2017 there were 22 students from 13 districts using the program to attend one of the 17 accredited private schools currently participating in the program. For 20 of the students we know which public school district he/she attended in 2015-16. All students must be attending a public school, relocating from out of state, or be members of an active duty military family in order to participate in the program. To estimate the fiscal effect of the program we compare the additional funding the local district would have received from the state if the SSP did not exist and compare it to the tuition cost covered thru the SSP. The difference is the net fiscal effect on the state.
Trivitt, J. R., & DeAngelis, C. A. (2017). State Fiscal Impact of the Succeed Scholarship Program 2016-2017. School Choice Demonstration Project. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/scdp/35