Nevada’s Families, Students Closer to Historic Educational Choice

Nevada’s Families, Students Closer to Historic Educational Choice

Governor Brian Sandoval has filed legislation to empower Nevada’s families and students with Education Savings Accounts (ESAs).

Senate Bill 506, sponsored by Governor Sandoval and the Senate Education Committee, would provide $60 million in funding over the next two years to make ESAs available to all of the state’s public school students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Signaling high demand for ESAs, Nevada parents have been enrolling in the program since it was approved by lawmakers in 2015 but has since been delayed due to court action on funding – a technical glitch that would be remedied by SB 506.

ESAs are an innovative way to bring customization to K-12 education. With an ESA, parents are able to direct education funding for their child to the schools, courses, programs and services of their choice.

“Nevada’s parents are demanding the opportunity to find the right educational option for their child’s unique needs. We applaud Governor Sandoval, Senator Scott Hammond and so many other great leaders who are fighting to empower families with this groundbreaking program.”– J. Alex Kelly, Excelined in Action National Policy Director.