Legislative Update – December 15, 2021


Afterschool Child Enrichment (A.C.E.) Educational Savings Accounts

 

CHEO reported on this federal COVID funding when the state budget included these accounts approved by the Legislature this summer. The Ohio Department of Education is in final negotiations with a contracted vendor to manage the program. There will be a statewide launch on December 30, 2021. The funds ($500 per school-age student) would need to be expended by June 30, 2022.

CHEO will review the final contract and administrative details once they are available. We will send out a legislative alert to our members and post the information at cheohome.org once before December 30, but likely after Christmas.

CHEO will not formally endorse the use of these funds. But we believe it is our responsibility to share and explain any information in state policy that affects home educating families.

As always we encourage families to consider joining with us in ministry to home educating families by becoming members of CHEO. Membership is easily available at this link: https://www.cheohome.org/join-us/get-started/

We would also appreciate it if you would prayerfully consider assisting our work to support home educating families through a tax-deductible year end gift of any size. We are very grateful for the families who have faithfully supported this important work.