Education Savings Account Program; established. (HB293)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patron Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Education Savings Account Program; establishment. Establishes the Education Savings Account Program (the Program), to be administered by the Department of Education (the Department) with assistance from each local school board, whereby the parent of any elementary or secondary school student who (i) is a member of a household whose annual income does not exceed two times the annual household income that would qualify the student for free or reduced-price lunch and (ii) was eligible to attend a public school in the Commonwealth in the preceding semester or is starting elementary or secondary school in the Commonwealth for the first time is eligible to receive an education savings account, for as long as the student is of school age and the amount of which is determined pursuant to a calculation set forth in the bill, to cover certain enumerated educational expenses for his child. The bill requires the Department to establish rules and regulations for the Program and contains conditions, limitations, and other requirements for the Program, including provisions relating to the accountability and educational autonomy of individuals and entities receiving account funds to cover qualified expenses. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102132D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB293)
02/15/2022Left in Education


Bill Peabody writes:

So 200% or income in the 40s and you're out.

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