Arizona Empowerment Scholarships to free kids from failing schools…

Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts to free kids from failing schools

Bill: HB2622 (PDF)

Sponsored by Rep. Debbie Lesko and Sens. Murphy, Gould, et al., and signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer, HB2622 broadly expands Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) program to allow students from “D” or “F” rated schools to relocate to the school of their choice, including home school, private, or parochial schools. The measure is an expansion of Arizona’s groundbreaking Empowerment Scholarship Accounts program from 2011 (SB1553PDF), which pays 90 percent of new-school costs for eligible students.

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