Dear Catholic School Supporters:
On March 8th there is public hearing in the Education Committee for a bill that calls for a study of Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) and their potential effect in Connecticut. ESAs grant parents access to all or a portion of the money allocated toward their child's government school education, to use on educational alternatives such as homeschool textbooks, tutoring, learning therapies, or private school tuition. As you know, Connecticut currently has no private/nonpublic educational choice programs.
We are arguing that all Catholic School families and prospective families should have these accounts.
Therefore, we need written and vocal support from all of our Catholic school friends: parents, volunteers, teachers, administrators, staff, school board members, and pastors.
We must join together and convince our elected state officials, especially those on the Education Committee, to vote in favor of this bill.
Please both e-mail and call your state legislators and express your support for House Bill No. 5340, An Act Concerning a Study of Education Savings Accounts, a necessary first step towards ESAs. The following link helps you find your legislators' contact information: https://www.cga.ct.gov/webapps/cgafyl.asp