A big thank you to Sen. Chad Barefoot and the other North Carolina legislators who are working hard to make Personal Education Savings Accounts — or ESAs for short — a reality. Budget conferees approved a provision to create ESAs of up to $9,000 for special needs children and dependents of active military personnel.
Parents can use these accounts to pay for private school tuition, books, medical therapies, tutoring and other educational expenses. ESAs allow parents to decide how and where their child is educated.
Civitas has been trumpeting ESAs in North Carolina since 2012. A handful of states have already approved ESAs. Now it’s North Carolina’s turn.
If you want ESAs for North Carolina kids, tell your legislator.
ESAs are a win for everyone.