Students of Pennsylvania’s private schools will benefit from the commonwealth’s 2019-20 budget, which includes an increase in governmental funds for security, as well as the money available for scholarships through EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit).
The new budget was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf on June 28.
Jewish and other religious-based K-12 schools in Pennsylvania will receive a total of $3.2 million in security grants, up from $459,000 last year.
EITC will receive an increase of $30 million, for a total allocation of $240 million to provide scholarships for low-to-middle-income students to attend the nonpublic schools of their choice.
Pennsylvania’s education budget has a net increase of $443,749,000. pjc
— Toby Tabachnick