Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts; established, definition of poverty guidelines. (HB1024)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) with support from co-patrons Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian), and Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts established. Permits the parents of qualified students, defined in the bill, to apply to the school division in which the qualified student resides for a one-year, renewable Parental Choice Education Savings Account that consists of an amount that is equivalent to a certain percentage of all applicable annual Standards of Quality per pupil state funds appropriated for public school purposes and apportioned to the resident school division in which the qualified student resides, including the per pupil share of state sales tax funding in basic aid and any state per pupil share of special education funding for which the qualified student is eligible. The bill permits the parent of the qualified student to use the moneys in such account for certain education-related expenses of the qualified student, including tuition, deposits, fees, and required textbooks at a private elementary school or secondary school that is located in the Commonwealth. The bill also contains provisions relating to auditing, rescinding, and reviewing expenses made from such accounts. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100732D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Education
02/03/2022Assigned Education sub: K-12
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1024)
02/07/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/07/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022Reported from Education (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/09/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/09/2022Reported from Appropriations (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (52-Y 48-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/22/2022Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/24/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
03/03/2022Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)


BillTheThrill writes:

$16500 a kid in fxco. A small credit to opt is good for taxpayers.

Michael Albin writes:

Del. La Rock

This bill helps to restore parental control to the education of their children. It also rectifies a huge inequity in education funding. Thanks for introducing it.
Michael Albin
FFX County Taxpayers Alliance.

Lou Di Leonardo writes:

You are surely aware of the cesspool that public education has become in Virginia. While some parents can afford the exorbitant costs associated with private/parochial schools, many, many others simply cannot. HB 982 would give many parents the chance to save their precious children from Leftist indoctrination and sexualization. People pay their taxes expecting them to be spent wisely by government officials and their appointed staffs. That is no longer the case in Virginia and is a big reason why Glenn Youngkin is now our governor. Parents DO have the right to tell schools what they should teach their kids. Unfortunately, Democrats think once school kids enter school doors those kids belong to the State. That is evil.

Please get this bill passed and signed. The HOD might also think of putting a little pressure on private/parochial schools to reduce their tuition charges AND encourage private educational companies to buy up empty buildings and establish new schools in them. Everyone knows that if $$$ is made available for parents to send their children to private/parochial schools that thousands would do it.

From poor to rich, no one wants their kids indoctrinated and ruined for life in schools. Unfortunately, that's what is going on. Change that!

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