Press release from Delegate Dave LaRock on the Senate passage of his Educational Savings Accounts bill:
Richmond, VA â€“ Today, the Virginia State Senate voted 21-19 to passâ€‹ House Bill 1605,â€‹ whichâ€‹ willâ€‹ establish Parental Choice Education Savings Accountsâ€‹ for children with special needs and those in low-income families. After numerous hearings in the House and Senate, â€‹legislators â€‹asking forâ€‹ helpâ€‹ forâ€‹ children who are sometimes ill-served in a public school settingâ€‹, won the day. The Governor will decide if this will become law in Virginia.
Dave LaRock, the patron of House Bill 1605 commented, â€œEducation Savings Accounts offer educational opportunity to children with special needs and those in low-income families, regardless of their circumstances in life. Many children face challenges which can be best addressed by giving parents more flexibility and additional education options. 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.â€ LaRock said.
LaRock added, â€œParental 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. Itâ€™s time to give the people of Virginia what they are asking for, more education freedom through Education Savings Accounts.â€ He added, â€œMost important of all, through these accounts, countless parents and children within Virginia will be given the help they desperately need.â€
About Dave LaRock
Delegate Dave LaRock represents the 33rd House District, including parts of Loudoun, Clarke and Frederick Counties, and the towns of Leesburg (partial), Purcellville, Berryville, Lovettsville, Round Hill, Hamilton and Hillsboro. LaRock serves on the Transportation Committee, the Science and Technology Committee and the Education Committee. Dave and his wife, Joanne, have lived in Loudoun for 29 years, building a successful family-owned general contracting business. The LaRocks reside near Hamilton with Laura, Abby and John, the youngest of their seven children.