When the New Hampshire House convenes in the first week of January in 2018, SB 193 will be on the agenda, establishing education savings accounts for the benefit of New Hampshire children meeting eligibility requirements.
This educational choice measure survived a 10-9 vote in the House Education Committee, with the bipartisan majority recommending that the bill ought to pass with amendment (OTP/A). Cornerstone is urging House members to vote YES on the OTP/A motion for SB 193.
Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are restricted-use accounts that families may use for approved educational purposes including private school tuition, textbooks, tutoring, online learning, special needs services, dual enrollment programs, and certain homeschooling expenses. SB 193 has been painstakingly studied and amended since last spring to strengthen accounting and eligibility requirements. Supporting the bill now is the right thing to do for New Hampshire families seeking the best educational setting for their children.