Education Freedom Scholarships & Opportunity Act

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 09:06

The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) announces its support for the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act, a signature legislative proposal to advance parental choice in education through a federal tax credit program.

The legislation is a reasonable approach which is carefully drawn to respect the requirements of federalism and the autonomy of independent education providers such as Christian schools.

EITC Testimonials

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:17

The EITC program has been actively engaged in supporting private education since 2001.

This program provides the needed scholarship monies to support low-income families, allowing them to have access to high performing private schools.

Please take a moment to view the following testimonials about how EITC is working for Christian Schools around the commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

School Choice Week | Digital Toolkit

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Tue, 01/15/2019 - 08:56

We’re thrilled that you’re looking for ways to amplify and enhance your event’s impact through digital efforts. You’ll find a variety of ideas and pieces of content for your use in the link below.

https://bit.ly/2suQFFe

Our team is constantly adding to these resources as the Week approaches, so please stay tuned for additional options.

Registration Exemption EITC Position

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Thu, 01/10/2019 - 08:58

The staff of the Office of Corporation released the following position statement in regards to EITC and Special Purpose Entities (SPE). SPE's exemption from registration requirements include several criteria including:

-SPE is registered under Pennsylvania law;
-SPE was created for the sole purpose of making contributions to educational institutions;
-That 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the units is used as a donation

Please read the attached for more information.

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School Safety Resource Guide

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:32

Federal Commission on School Safety Releases Comprehensive Resource Guide for Keeping Students, Teachers Safe at School

After months of research, visiting successful programs around the nation, and receiving testimony from experts and concerned citizens, today the Federal Commission on School Safety (Commission) released a 177-page report detailing 93 best practices and policy recommendations for improving safety at schools across the country.

IRS SALT Public Hearing

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Thu, 11/08/2018 - 09:34

George Tryfiates, Director for Government Affairs of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), shares his comments in regards to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), Docket ID IRS-2018-0025, Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits (REG-112176-18).

He urges the Treasury to address its valid concerns outlined in NPRM and to preserve federal charitable tax deductions to state tax credit scholarship programs as they are. He urges those involved to leave the programs unhindered.

George's full hearing presentation is attached below.

CAPE Outlook

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:37

The Council for American Private Education has published their current newsletter (See attachment).

This month's newsletter features the following:

-US Dept of Education: Education Freedom -Scholarships Proposal
-Senate Committee Holds Field Hearing
-State Updates
-School Choice in FL Demonstrates Success
-CAPE notes

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School Health Updates

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Fri, 10/26/2018 - 15:18

In order to keep you informed of PA's Health changes, we have provided this resource.

1) The Department of Health’s website has changed:

The website may be reached at the following link https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/school/Pages/School%20Health.aspx

The Division of School Health no longer has the capability to make entries/changes to the website but may ask the person with that capability to make entries.