Proposals introduced during recent House and Senate deliberations on the pending National Defense Authorization Act would have redirected more than $400 million from the Impact Aid program to education savings accounts (ESAs) for private school tuition. (See previous post.) For the time being, those proposals will not advance.
The federal Impact Aid program provides funding to school districts with non-taxable federal properties within their jurisdictions. These properties include military installations and Native American tribal lands. (According to the DPI, 22 Wisconsin school districts received a total of more than $16 million in Impact Aid in 2016-17.) Continue reading Plan to convert federal Impact Aid into ESAs for military families appears halted