Education improvement scholarship tax credit; eligible students in need of safer school environment. (HB294)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patron Del. Mike Cherry (R-Colonial Heights)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Education improvement scholarship tax credits; eligible students in need of a safer school environment. Declares eligible for a scholarship from a scholarship foundation that receives an education improvement scholarship tax credit, on the same basis as any other eligible student, eligible students in need of a safer school environment, defined in the bill as any student who, while enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school in kindergarten through grade 12, was the victim of assault, battery, bullying, harassment, hazing, kidnapping, or robbery on school property, on a school bus, or at a school-sponsored activity, as substantiated by an investigation and written report by the school principal. The bill provides that (i) eligible students in need of a safer school environment are permitted to use such scholarships to cover the expenses associated with attending another public school within or outside of his school division of residence and (ii) there are no family income restrictions on scholarships for eligible students in need of a safer school environment. Read the Bill »


01/25/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102136D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2022Assigned Education sub: K-12
01/25/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)


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All kids should be safe at school

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