(Neal Morton, Las Vegas Review-Journal) – The state treasurer’s office plans to expand eligibility for Nevada’s new education savings accounts for active-duty military families and for students before they start kindergarten in a public school.
Treasurer Dan Schwartz on Tuesday announced he would offer both groups an exemption to a requirement that students attend public school for 100 consecutive days before they can enroll in an education savings account, or ESA. The program, which faces two legal challenges in state court, offers about $5,000 per student for parents who pull their children out of public school.
Parents can use that money for private school tuition or homeschooling, tutoring and other education services. But many families have criticized the 100-day rule as a barrier to legislative intent to expand the program to as many students as possible.
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