So far, 36 private schools have signed up to participate in Alabama's new private school tax credit program with less than two weeks to go before most schools start classes.
The state Revenue Department says the 36 schools range from Pope John Paul II Catholic High School in Huntsville to McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile.
Alabama's new Accountability Act provides state tax credits to parents who move their children from failing public schools to participating private schools.
The Revenue Department has a public hearing Thursday in Montgomery on its proposed rules for implementing the Accountability Act.
The primary architect of the tax credits, Republican Sen. Del Marsh of Anniston, says Republican legislative leaders are discussing whether they need to make changes to the law in the next legislative session.