January Newsletter: Bill Filing & Other Updates

It’s been an exciting week for us at EdChoice Kentucky as some of our legislative leaders have filed Scholarship Tax Credit Legislation. Senator Ralph Alvarado filed Senate Bill 102 and House Committee on Education Chairman Bam Carney filed House Bill 162. The legislation, titled “Opportunities in Education,” will go through the legislative process when the General Assembly returns in February.

Senate Bill 102 and House Bill 162 will create a Scholarship Tax Credit program so that individuals and businesses can increase assistance for children to attend schools and receive educational services that best meet their unique needs. Under this program, individuals and businesses donate to scholarship granting organizations and in return receive a non-refundable tax credit. The organizations award needs-based scholarships for students to attend the nonpublic school that is the best fit for them. With these additional scholarship funds, all students can be in the classroom that best meets their unique needs.

To learn more about the legislation, read the release here.

Right now, the best thing you can do is to help spread the word. Share our Facebook and Twitter posts about the bill filing. Help us make Scholarship Tax Credits a priority across the Commonwealth.

We’ll be in touch soon with updates. Thank you for your continued support!

Mr. Charles H. Leis
President, EdChoice Kentucky