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Bishops’ Statement on Passage of HB 563 – School Choice30 Mar

The Bishops of Kentucky have issued the following statement following the passage of HB 563. A PDF copy of the statement may be downloaded by clicking here. We applaud the Kentucky legislature for the passage of House Bill 563. This legislation provides more opportunities for parents with limited financial means to decide where their children […]
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Nancy’s Story06 Jul

I am raising my great grandson Danny.  He is 12 years old.  Danny came to live with me at 9 months old after falling from a three story building.  Danny had at least 8 brain surgeries to treat his injuries.              After several crazy and scary years, it was time for Danny to start school. I […]
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Educational Choice Victory at the Supreme Court30 Jun

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its much anticipated decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue and held that a state cannot ban parents from using a Scholarship Tax Credit program to attend a religious school. This decision was in line with several previous Court opinions favoring a parent’s right to choose over government […]
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Luther’s Story17 Jun

Luther Scruggs is a Catholic school parent in Kentucky. This is his message for Senator Mitch McConnell and other federal officials on why they should support nonpublic school families in the next COVID-19 relief bill. I am a graduate of Holy Cross High School in Latonia, Kentucky.  The education that I received instilled in me […]
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KY General Assembly Fails to Act on Scholarship Tax Credit Bills to Help Families15 Apr

Unfortunately, the General Assembly failed to pass Scholarship Tax Credits as a standalone measure during the 2018 session.  They also failed to fulfill their commitment to include Scholarship Tax Credits in their tax reform proposal. In the end, this means thousands of low and middle income families will continue to be denied the opportunity to […]

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Bishops’ Statement on Passage of HB 563 – School Choice
The Bishops of Kentucky have issued the following statement following the passage of HB 563. A PDF copy of the statement may be downloaded by clicking here. We applaud the Kentucky legislature for the passage of House Bill 563. This legislation provides more opportunities for parents with limited financial means to decide where their children […]

KY House Passes Educational Choice Bill for Public and Certain Non-Public School Families
House Republicans recently combined Education Opportunity Account legislation with another bill, HB 563, that deals with enrollment at public schools, and considered the combined bills for a vote today. But the new HB 563 initially prohibited Catholic school and other non-public school families from receiving tuition assistance. Thankfully, Rep. Matt Lockett put forth a floor […]

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