The Wisconsin Senate has passed S.B. 41/A.B 59, which increases the income threshold for parents who want to enroll in Wisconsin’s Parental Choice program to 300% of the federal poverty level, or about $78,000 a-year for a family of four.
S.B. 41/A.B. 59 brings equality across the state to the income requirements in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, the Racine Parental Choice Program, and the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program. Currently, neighbors living across the street from each other could be unfairly excluded from the program because of invisible, arbitrary boundaries.
At the current income threshold level, 220% of the federal poverty level (only $56,650 for a family of 4), essential workers such as a single nurse or educator with a stay at home spouse could be disqualified from eligibility based on their income. We celebrate frontline workers as heroes, and yet they could be disqualified from equal education options for their family.
S.B. 41/A.B. 59 expands eligibility and access for more families across the state through the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program.
Write Gov. Evers Today: Sign S.B. 41/ A.B. 59!