Senators Jeffery E. Piccola (R-Dauphin) and Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia) and 15 other co-sposnors introduced Senate Bill 1 – the Opportunity Scholarship Act.
The school choice bill:
Includes scholarships for both public-to-public and public-to-private school choice.
Provides scholarships for low income students, so they can attend the school of their choice.
Includes a phased in three year approach that is fiscally responsible.
Allows private and Catholic schools to keep their identities.
Includes an EITC funding increase bringing the program to $100 million.
As the debate unfolds, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) will be posting news and action alerts at pacatholic.org/current-issues/school-choice
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