|Posted:||April 14, 2015 01:07 PM|
|From:||Representative James R. Roebuck, Jr.|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||EITC for Educational Improvement Organizations serving Low-Achieving Schools|
| In the near future I intend to introduce legislation that would establish a new Educational Improvement Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program to authorize $50 million in tax credits for businesses that contribute to an Educational Improvement Organization that provide grants to school districts with low achieving schools to improve their academic performance in meeting state academic standards. A low achieving school is a public school that is ranked in the lowest 15% based on combined mathematics and reading scores from the annual state assessments. There are currently an estimated 386 schools in the state that are low achieving schools.
School districts receiving grants from Educational Improvement Organizations funded through these tax credits would initiate an educational improvement program that could include the following initiatives:
I want to stress that the additional $50 million in tax credits for this program would not replace but would be in addition to tax credits provided in the existing Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program.
If you have any questions or need more information regarding this legislation, please contact my office at 717-787-7044. Thank you in advance for your support.
Introduced as HB1188