Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts; established. (HB1025)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) with support from co-patrons Del. Phil Scott (R-Spotsylvania), Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart), and Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


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 22100733D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Education
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1025)
02/15/2022Left in Education


Bill Peabody writes:

My county school now costs $18,900 per child. Scores have fallen for 10 years as costs have soared