ESA Bill Moves Forward

The Education Savings Account bill, SB 193, passed the House Education Committee on November 14, 2017, in a split 10 to 9 vote. The subcommittee amended it substantially from the version passed by the Senate last March. It could have significant impacts on new homeschooling families.

Moving Educational Freedom Forward

In a split decision, the House Education Committee passed an amended version of the Education Savings Account bill, SB 193. The 10 to 9 Ought to Pass as Amended (OTP/A) decision saw Democrats and Republicans on both sides of the vote; Rep. Barbara Shaw (Manchester) was a swing Democrat and Republican Reps. Bob Elliott (Salem) and Jim Grenier (Lempster) voted against the bill.

This critical bill will empower our most vulnerable students with more educational options. Children are young only once with one opportunity for a Kindergarten through 12th grade education that fits their needs. Education Savings Accounts are restricted-use accounts that families may use for approved educational purposes including private school tuition, textbooks, tutoring, online learning, special needs services, dual enrollment programs, and certain homeschooling expenses. The Education Savings Account bill will make New Hampshire the Gold Standard for educational options across the country.


Read more about this update on the ESA bill at School Choice for NH.