Concord, NH- House Education Committee Vice Chairman Glenn Cordelli (R- Tuftonboro) released the following statement after the House voted in favor of HB367, which increases the income cap to the successful Education Freedom Account program.
“Parents want the best education possible for their children, and the Education Freedom Account program empowers parents to provide the best education. However, many families who need that choice have run into the current income cap of 300% of the Federal Poverty Level.”
“This bill is a modest increase of the income limit, to 350%, and keeps up with the rampant inflation we are seeing in our economy. In committee we heard from hundreds of families who were denied access to the program because of the current income limit. Students at all income levels can struggle with their education, and it is not exclusive to only those whose families’ income is below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. We must realize that students are not school funding units; they are children who deserve to succeed in their education.”