HARRISBURG – Lancaster County Sen. Ryan Aument plans to introduce legislation that would create a universal Education Savings Account for parents and students to utilize during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The proposal will utilize a universal fund intended to give parents the flexibility to send their child to a school that they feel best suits their child’s individual needs. Aument says he’s heard from many parents who disagree with decisions made by their school districts, especially when it comes to COVID-19 policies. If school boards or other local officials feel strongly about implementing a COVID-19 mitigation policy to keep their community safe, they should be the ones to make that decision – not the state. At the same time, if a parent feels strongly that the decision by their local school district is not in the best interest of their own child, they should have the opportunity to send their child to a school that better meets their health, safety, and academic needs.

SEN. RYAN AUMENT