GST Secretary Testifies for SB193

Apr 17, 2017 by

GST Secretary (and former NH House Representative) Dan McGuire testified for Senate Bill 193.

SB 193 would establish education savings accounts for children between 5 and 20 years of age.

Parents of an eligible student can receive a grant from a scholarship organization to provide an education in science, mathematics, language, government, history, health, reading, writing, spelling, the history of the constitutions of New Hampshire and the United States, and an exposure to and appreciation of art and music.

The funds deposited in an eligible student’s account can be used for:
(a) Tuition for any public school, chartered public school, nonpublic school, or approved program.
(b) Textbooks, curriculum, or supplemental materials required to administer the curriculum.
(c) Payment to a tutor or tutoring facility.
(d) Fees for transportation to and from an educational service provider.
(e) Tuition and fees for online learning programs.
(f) Educational services or therapies from a licensed or certified practitioner or provider.
(g) Tuition and fees at a post-secondary institution.
(h) Computer hardware and software and other assistive devices if certified to be essential for the student.
(i) Fees for a nationally standardized achievement test, advanced placement examination, or college admission.
(j) Contributions to a Coverdell education savings account established under 26 U.S.C. section 530.

“This would give parents access to the state’s adequate education funds for their children, which they can spend on private schools or home school materials”, said McGuire. “The committee will be considering this next Wednesday April 19, 2017. We should all support SB193.”

GST supports programs that enhance competition in the provision of services, including education.

Click here to read SB193.
Click here to see video of Dan McGuire’s testimony.
Click here for a list of members of the House Education Committee.

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