Missouri - HB349

Establishes the ""Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program.""

Introduced

December 7, 2020

Description

Summary as of March 9  $50 million in tax credits for donations to an education assistance organization (EAO), increased by inflation every year until $75 million.

  • Scholarships capped at the state adequacy target ($6,375) are given for students to attend home, private, virtual,or public schools.
  • Priority is given to students with an IEP or who live in a household earning less than twice the eligibility for free andreduced lunch ($96,960 for a family of 4).
  • Scholarshipscan be used for a wide variety of programs and services including transportation, education therapies and summer programs.
  • Few expectations of parents and no regulation of schools educating students.

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Passed the House; Referred to Senate Education Committee (March 11)

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