EdChoice reports that Vermont has what’s called a Town Tuitioning Program, which serves as a voucher program to give education options to families whose towns do not have public schools. The Town Tuitioning Program started in 1869, making it the nation’s oldest school choice program. The program enables education funding to follow the eligible student to any public or private non-religious school in or outside of Vermont.
In addition to the Town Tuitioning Program, Vermont offers magnet schools as an education option. However, Vermont is one of the few states that does not have charter schools. Vermont’s Town Tuitioning Program serves also as a private school choice program, but it does not apply to religious schools. Another school option for Vermont families is homeschooling; it is required to notify the state.