Education Empowerment Scholarships
Click on "Education Empowerment Scholarships" below to send prefilled email to all Delegates on the Education Sub-Committee in support of HB 2225. You can also amend the email with your own verbiage. (Please be sure to add your mailing address to the email so they know you are a resident of VA)
In order to provide direct comments on the bill, just go to this website and select the box HB2225 and then press next. You will be able to provide direct comments. Additionally, I have been informed that this will first be heard in subcommittee.
Del Glenn Davis of Va Beach is sponsoring a bill (HB2225) that will allow state tax dollars to follow the student. Specifically, it would allow state money to be allocated to students with special needs and students of active duty military members who choose to remove their children from public school. Currently, the average per student State allocation is approximately $4100.
Students with special needs often do not receive the services they need in order to succeed. Additionally, military students often do not have a choice of what school they can attend and may be forced into failing schools without any other options. Under this legislation, these students would have an option. With these Education Empowerment Scholarships, parents could use this money for their children to attend private school, homeschool, therapy services, tutors, etc.
This legislation will soon be heard in Sub-Committee. Please consider sending an email of support for this legislation. Full bill details can be found here. HB2225.
1/18/2021 07:19:06 am
Many students do not have a choice of what schools they may attend (based on finances, same as the military personnel) and there isn't a clear reason why children of active military personnel should get preferential treatment, this part of the bill stinks heavily of bias. Why should taxpayers subsidize special treatment for active duty military personnel's children?
Kristen Michelle Blankinship
1/18/2021 08:02:31 am
I would love to see the endowment scholarship offered to all VB students.
1/19/2021 09:36:00 am
Please support the bill to allow funds to travel with Virginia students.
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