Senate Bill 41 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.
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 brings equality to the income requirements in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, the Racine Parental Choice Program, and the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program and expands eligibility and access for more families through the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program.
Tell your Senators: Pass S.B. 41!