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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: December 12, 2018 03:46 PM
From: Representative Ed Neilson
To: All House members
Subject: Education Savings Accounts for Students with Disabilities
Those of us with children, particularly children who are differently abled, are intimately familiar with the challenges of finding an educational program that fits their unique needs. Six states have empowered parents and guardians to equip their children with the tools they need to succeed by offering education savings accounts that fund much needed support services. Through legislation that I will soon be introducing, Pennsylvania can join the charge to support students who need it most.

This legislation would allow certain students to enroll in an empowerment scholarship account that parents or guardians can use for specific approved education-related expenses, including private school tuition, tutoring, online courses, costs associated with college entrance exams, and curriculum. These accounts would deposit 90 percent of the per-pupil spending of the student’s home district.

Please join me in guaranteeing our students the opportunity to learn in the environment best suited to them by co-sponsoring this important legislation.

Please join me in helping to improve our laws in Pennsylvania by co-sponsoring this legislation.

Previous Co-Sponsors: Barrar, Caltagirone, D. Costa, Donatucci, Driscoll, Dush, Grove, Murt, Pashinski, Rapp, Readshaw, Saylor & Topper

Introduced as HB1039