Congratulations are in order for thousands of families across the Commonwealth - Kentucky has passed a school choice program! Following last night's vote by both chambers of the General Assembly to override Gov. Beshear's veto on House Bill 563, the legislation officially became law today when it was signed by Secretary of State Michael Adams. Implementation of the program will begin in the coming months.
Thanks to the support of Kentuckians and the commitment of our state legislators to promote education opportunities for Kentucky families who need it the most, HR 563 has become law. Overriding the governor’s veto (23-14 in the Senate and 51-42 in the House), state representatives and senators approved the creation of Education Opportunities Accounts. These accounts, funded by individual and corporate contributions, can be used by families to offset the expenses of programs, resources, tuition, and special education needs. It expands the scope of education options available t
Please contact your local state representative and senator by going to https://www.votervoice.net/ACSI/campaigns/83059/respond and tell them you support their endorsement of HB 563. Supported by 63% of Kentucky families, this bill reduces the financial burden for families who need special programs and resources, and the ability to attend schools that w
The Kentucky House and Senate recently passed the Education Opportunity Account Act through HR 563 which will help more Kentucky families get the best education options and programs for their children. This bill does not detract from current public school student funding while providing struggling families the assistance to receive educational programs, resources, materials and choice options that will help students learn in the environment and with the tools they need.
This information was provided by Charles Leis, President of EdChoice KY
Supporting public education or school choice is not an either/or situation – both public and nonpublic schools can thrive if we give parents the opportunity to make choices about the resources their child needs.
The following reflects the insights of Jason and Kari Crigler, parents of three children.
The Spring Primaries and the implications of the Supreme Court in th Espinoza decision have some potential impact on school choice in KY. Andy Vandiver shares his thoughts below first to the wider Christian audience about the implications of Espinoza in the following link: