Bringing School Choice to Oregon Families

Your Money. Your Child.
Your Choice.

Bringing School Choice to Oregon Families

Your Money. Your Child. Your Choice.

How does a Private School student receive School Choice Account?

If a Private School Student would like to receive a School Choice Account, the parents just need to opt out of public school and notify the State Department of Education that the parents’ child would like to receive a School Choice Account. An account will then be created for the child, and Oregon education dollars transferred into the account. The account will be administered by a nonprofit organization chosen by the parents. The parents do not touch the education dollars in the account but will direct how the education dollars will be spent. Some of the items that the education dollars may be spent on include home school curricula, tutors, educational therapy, computer, vocational training and other approved education costs.

Oregon School Choice, Open Enrollment, Money follows the student

How does a Private School receive protections by using a School Choice Account?

The School Choice Amendment will add language to the Oregon Constitution to protect private schools and other education providers who choose to participate and receive money from a School Choice Account.

This protective language added to the Oregon Constitution will protect private schools from regulation by the state: private schools may not be forced to change their creed, curricula, education practices, teaching credentials or qualifications or admission policies. Protection like this is not currently available to private schools and will only be available to private schools that choose to participate and receive money from a School Choice Account.