Missouri - HB349
Establishes the ""Missouri Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program.""
December 7, 2020
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.