House Bill 1800 Tuition Grant

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:42

Rep. Mike Turzai’s House Bill 1800, will bring school choice to students in the struggling Harrisburg School District. ACSIPA is requests that you contact your State Representative immediately and ask them to support
 
Test scores for the students in the district have been among the lowest in Pennsylvania for years. And for the second time in a decade, the school has been put in state receivership.
 

Guide for Title II Funds

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Tue, 06/11/2019 - 09:08

Christian school administrators can request Title II, Part A funds. Local educational agencies  (LEA) are fiscally responsible agents that ensure the disbursement of these funds are in accordance with federal guidelines.

For an overview of the request process and the guidelines required please follow the attached funding guide. 

House passes $100 million EITC Expansion

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Wed, 05/08/2019 - 09:48

The House voted Tuesday to nearly double the size of a state tax credit for individuals and businesses that donate money for private school scholarships.

The bill expands the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program by $100 million, from the current $110 million per year to $210 million. The bill passed 111-85, with every Republican and four Democrats voting yea.

House Speaker Mike Turzai, the legislation’s sponsor and an ally of school choice, said the bill was about recognizing that “when it comes to education, one size does not fit all.”

HB 800 EITC Support Letter

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Mon, 04/29/2019 - 13:06

ACSIPA writes to express its full support for House Bill 800 and the expansion of the EITC Program. As a group made up of hundreds of Christian schools in PA, the vast majority participate in some way in the tax credit scholarship program and utilize these critically needed funds to provide education and services to low- and moderate-income families in the Commonwealth.

EITC Rally 2019

Submitted by shannon_gottschalk on Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:44

The annual EITC Rally is coming up next month. Each year REACH Foundation hosts this rally celebrating the inception of Pennsylvania's EITC Program. The event is widely attended by children, parents, educators and legislators from all over the Commonwealth, and serves as a fantastic opportunity to show the program's success and promote its growth.

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: