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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: March 2, 2021 12:40 PM
From: Representative Ed Neilson
To: All House members
Subject: Education Savings Accounts
 
Those of us with children, particularly children with disabilities, are closely 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 eligible 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.

Previous Co-Sponsors included Reps. Donatucci, Driscoll, Dush, Grove, Murt, Pashinski, Rapp, Readshaw, Saylor, Toppe, Caltagirone, D. Costa, and Barrar.



Introduced as HB1134