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Kathryn Hickok, Cascade Policy Institute

Senate Bill 668 in the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session would implement an Education Savings Account program here in Oregon.

This bill will receive an informational hearing in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, June 5, at 1 pm at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem.

If you support parental choice in education, please attend the hearing or submit your own testimony online.

Senate Bill 668 would create an Education Savings Account program for K-12 students who chose to leave their zoned public schools for other school options. Children from families with income less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level and children with a disability would receive $6,500 deposited into their accounts. All other participating children would receive $4,900 deposited into their accounts. Funds remaining in a child’s account after expenses are paid each year could be “rolled over” for use in subsequent years, including post-secondary education within Oregon.

Click here for a fact sheet on Education Savings Accounts.

Children in 29 states and the District of Columbia currently benefit from 62 operating school choice programs. Oregon students, regardless of their ZIP Codes or income levels, deserve the opportunity for an education that fits their unique needs and goals.

Senate Bill 668 would provide a “ticket to the future” for Oregon K-12 students. Please tell your legislators you want Oregon parents to have more power to provide their children with the schools and educational support that are best for them.

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