“I have more than 2,000 elementary students in my district that attend private elementary schools,” Leising said. “However, it’s much more expensive for these children to attend private high schools and many parents who have put their students in the private elementary schools can’t afford to continue to do so for grades nine through 12. I’d like to help them continue to have the choice to do what they think is best for their kids.”
Leising added that her legislation has no state fiscal impact.
“SGO scholarships are privately funded and there is currently $3.5 million allotted for this state tax credit program,” Leising said.
Full copies of SB 83 and 296 can be found on the Indiana General Assembly’s website at http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2012&session=1&request=all .