For the first time in the Iowa House, Education Savings Account (ESA) legislation has been introduced!
House File 2090 would authorize the state to fund Education Savings Accounts for each student outside of the public school system. The amount would be the average basic state aid for public school students, this year about $5,580. Those funds can cover private school tuition and fees, and/or some private instruction, tutoring, and educational therapies. We believe this proposal offers true freedom of choice in education to all families.
You can learn more about this unique school choice concept and how it would work by watching Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education’s (Iowa ACE) YouTube video on ESAs. Iowa ACE will be leading the charge on this legislation and we’ll be with them every step of the way.
Rep. Chris Hagenow (R-Windsor Heights), Rep. Jake Highfill (R-Johnston) and Rep. Peter Cownie (R-West Des Moines) have sponsored the bill. Please be sure to sign up for our email list and we’ll keep you in the loop on the latest news and calls-to-action.