1. Republicans fight for a healthy education budget in PA and Chester County
Your Republican Pennsylvania State Representatives diligently represented your voice in demanding stronger financial support of education programs and schools. For the last 5 years, Pennsylvania and Chester County Representatives have pushed for a higher education budget, despite Governor Tom Wolf not signing the PA budget for 3 out of those 5 years.
Education is a priority to every family and individual in Chester County. Our Republican elected officials recognized that highly ranked school districts not only benefit Chester County students, but also benefits homeowners, residents, and businesses in Chester County.
2. Thanks to Republicans, families can choose the best school for their child(ren) in Chester County.
Chester County parents and legal guardians want to ensure that their child(ren) have the best education available. Thanks to Republican elected officials, they continue to have this choice. School choice means that families can determine the best educational environment for their children regardless of the location of their home school district. This includes inter-district choice, Charter Schools, cyber-charter schools, educational tax credits, and opportunity scholarship tax credits.
Thanks to school choice and Republicans, some school districts in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth have made innovative curriculum changes to keep pace with school choice options and improve education for students. Sadly, many Democratic elected officials, don't support school choice in PA.
3. Pennsylvania's educational tax credits help to fund PA and Chester County school districts
Pennsylvania was the first state in the country to introduce a tax credit to businesses and corporations introduced by Republicans in 2001. Today, educational tax credits are available to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, an Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization.
Under the Educational improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC), businesses receive tax credits equal to 75 percent of their contribution, up to a maximum credit of $750,000 per taxable year. If PA and Chester County businesses agree to donate the same amount for two consecutive tax years, they see an increase to 90 percent of their contribution for both tax years.
In addition, with contributions to Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organizations, businesses may receive a tax credit equal to 100 percent of the first $10,000 contribution, and 90 percent for the remaining amount contributed up to a maximum credit of $200,000 annually.
For more information on these educational tax credit programs, please visit Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development website.
Voting Republican means voting for great education in PA
The choice is clear. Republicans are leading the charge to keep PA and Chester County education at the top of their priority list, as well as, the top of the school ranking lists.