Nevada passes state’s first school choice program

Today Gov. Brian Sandoval signed the Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program into law, making Nevada the 21st state in the country to offer private school choice to its students.
The program will create a business tax credit scholarship program to serve students from low-income families. Students will receive up to $7,755 in scholarship funds to attend the private school of their parents’ choice.
“School choice is growing in size and scope across the country, and we are excited to add Nevada to the growing list of school choice states,” said Betsy DeVos, chairman of the American Federation for Children. “We would like to applaud Gov. Sandoval and the state of Nevada for its commitment to children and providing every child access to quality educational options.”
The American Federation for Children is also working to pass an education savings account (ESA) program in Nevada which would serve current public school students. Senate Bill 302 would allow Nevada parents to get a portion of the public education funding deposited in an account that can used to customize their child’s learning experience to meet their child’s unique needs.
Fast Facts About Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship
– Qualified students will receive a $7,755 scholarship to attend the private school of their parents’ choice
– Nevada is now the 21st state in the nation to offer a school choice program to its residents

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American Federation for Children is the nation’s leading school choice advocacy organization and works in states across the country to help secure additional, high-quality educational options for families.

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