Model Legislation

ACSI encourages schools to present local representatives and senators with model legislation that could be used to draft legislation in the schools' respective states. We appreciate those who have put together model legislation that could be used in any state.

Lawmakers interested in drafting legislation to support school choice should review model legislation approved by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and supported by the Alliance for School Choice and the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

The following documents of model legislation are used by permission of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice:

Parent Choice Scholarship Program (Universal Eligibility)

The Parental Choice Scholarship Program creates a scholarship program that provides all children the option to attend the public or private elementary or secondary school of their parents' choice.

Parent Choice Scholarship Program (Means-Tested Eligibility)

The Parental Choice Scholarship Program creates a scholarship program that provides children from low- and middle-income families the option to attend the public or private elementary or secondary school of their parents' choice.

Parent Choice Scholarship Program (Universal Eligibility, Means-Tested)

This bill creates a scholarship program for that provides all children the option to attend the public or private elementary or secondary school of their parents' choice.

Great Schools Tax Credit Program

The Great Schools Tax Credit Program authorizes a tax credit for individual and corporate contributions to organizations that provide educational scholarships to eligible students so they can attend qualifying public or private elementary or secondary school of their parents' choice.

Special Needs Scholarship Program

The Special Needs Scholarship Program creates a scholarship program that provides students with special needs the option to attend the public or private elementary or secondary school of their parents' choice.

Smart Start Scholarship Program

The Smart Start Scholarship Program creates a scholarship program that helps children from low- and middle-income families attend the public or private 4-year-old preschool program or 5-year-old kindergarten program of their parents' choice.

Autism Scholarship Program

The Smart Start Scholarship Program creates a scholarship program that helps children from low- and middle-income families attend the public or private 4-year-old preschool program or 5-year-old kindergarten program of their parents' choice.  

Foster Child Scholarship Program

This bill creates a scholarship program that provides children who have been placed in foster care the option to attend a private or public school of their guardians' choice. 

Military Family Scholarship Program

This bill creates a scholarship program to provide all children of veterans and active military personnel the option to attend the public or private elementary or secondary school of their parent's choice. 

Education Savings Account

This bill creates an education savings account program that allows parents to use the fund that would have been allocated to their child at their resident school district for an education program of the parents' choosing.