Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Update on HB2238 - Parental Choice Education Savings Account

We have good news to share from the General Assembly. Late this afternoon the Senate took a final vote on HB2238, the legislation which created the Parental Choice Education Savings Account that would allow parents of students with disabilities, some of whom may never have been enrolled in public schools, to receive 90% of the state SOQ per pupil funding. The bill failed on the Senate floor on a vote of 18-18-1 with Lieutenant Governor Northam breaking the tie with a no vote.

Thank you to all of you who called, emailed, and visited your senators. Your advocacy efforts kept the heat on and helped us to defeat the bill.