Public funding for private schools | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Public funding for private schools

House Bill Number: 
149
Senate Bill Number: 
25

House Bill 149 creates the Education Opportunity Account Program by offering tax credits to donors, in essence using public dollars for private school tuition and education-related expenses. The potential loss to the state General Fund is $205 million over the next five years.

For an analysis of the bill, see "Voucher Proposal Takes Dollars from Kentucky’s Public Schools and Gives Them to Unaccountable Private Schools."

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Rep. Chad McCoy / Sen. Ralph Alvarado and other Republicans
KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Opposes