Parental Choice Education Savings Account Bill for Children with Special Needs, HB 389, passed the Senate 20-19 and heads to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. This would be a huge help for children whose needs are ill served in public schools. The sponsor of the bill, Delegate Dave LaRock, said:
“Education Savings Accounts offer educational opportunity to children with special needs, regardless of their circumstances in life. These unique children often face challenges which most will never fully appreciate. We owe it to them to provide access to academic resources best suited for their particular needs. We are working to lower the barriers so these kids can reach their full potential.”
LaRock added, “Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts are a proven example of problem solving through smart innovation, not endless appropriations. American voters overwhelmingly support school choice programs for good reason. It’s time to give the people of Virginia what they are asking for, more education freedom through Education Savings Accounts.” He added, “Most important of all, through these accounts, countless parents and children with disabilities in Virginia will be given the help they desperately need.”
Bills like this one are supported by many people across the state and across the country because it benefits our most vulnerable children.