Catholics asked to urge support for school bill

The Catholic Conference of Kentucky (CCK), the public policy arm of Kentucky’s four bishops, is urging Catholics to call their legislators in Frankfort to support House Bill 384, a proposal related to school choice.

The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Rep. Tommy Thompson and Rep. David Floyd, would enable individuals and businesses to receive a tax credit for donations to non-profit tuition assistance organizations, such as the Catholic Education Foundation, or to the Commonwealth School Improvement Fund.

The CCK blog said the bill “would help lower and middle income families afford non-public school tuition for their children. Thus, this bill provides parents with the opportunity to choose an educational setting that is most appropriate for their children regardless of their income or zip code.”

“The public school system would also benefit from the additional funds generated through contributions to the Commonwealth School Improvement Fund,” the blog said.

The CCK is asking Catholics to urge their legislators to co-sponsor the bill by calling 800-372-7181 and leaving a message.

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