Kentucky Education Opportunity Account Program Under Attack
In Spring 2021, the Kentucky legislature passed HB 563 to create Education Opportunity Accounts (EOAs). Education Opportunity accounts expand education options for low-income Kentucky families by allowing them to use these needs-based EOA funds towards their children’s individual education needs, including tutoring, summer and after school programs, technical schools, and, for students in eight counties, assistance for non-public schools.
If you think you might qualify for Kentucky’s Education Opportunity Accounts program, we’d like to hear from you.
On June 5, a lawsuit was filed in an attempt to block the program from going into effect in the fall of 2022. In response, attorneys at the Liberty Justice Center, a national Supreme Court-winning law firm, are preparing legal action on behalf of families planning to use the program.
Do you and your student meet the qualifications?
- Students must be enrolled in Pre-K-12 for the 2022-2023 school year and enrolled in a Kentucky public school for the prior school year.
- Eligible based on the following family size and maximum income:
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- To apply the funds towards private school tuition, you must live in Boone, Campbell, Daviess, Fayette, Hardin, Kenton, Jefferson, and Warren.
Who is the Liberty Justice Center?
The Liberty Justice Center is a nonprofit law firm that provides free representation to parents and reform advocates in legal cases that expand educational freedom for families. It works to ensure every child has access to a great education and can attend a school that is the right fit for them. It regularly represents families across the country who face obstacles to exercising educational choice. The Center recently defended Tennessee’s Education Savings Account Pilot Program all the way to the Tennessee Supreme Court.