INDIANAPOLIS—EdChoice, a national nonprofit organization that promotes state-based educational choice programs, released the following statement from its President and CEO Robert C. Enlow in response to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s veto of House Bill 332, which would have created a tax-credit scholarship program to help K-12 students with special needs.
EdChoice sent the Governor a letter last week asking him to sign the legislation.
“We are very disappointed that Gov. Herbert has vetoed a school choice program that would have expanded educational options to children with special needs—the students who often get left behind under the traditional model.
“We understand that these are difficult economic times and uncharted territory. As our nation and states heal from this pandemic, we look forward to restarting the conversation about tax-credit scholarships, which save states money, as well as other ways Utah leaders can help families find the right educational fit for their children.”