Family Crusade Leads to Tax Credits for Special Education

Leslie Petruk burst into tears when she heard recently that House Bill 344 had passed.

The bill, which became law June 30, allows up to $6,000 a year in tax credits to help pay for private education and therapy for children with special needs.

It has been in the works since 2007, and Petruk, whose son Brandon has special needs, has been involved from the beginning.

The bill passed by large majorities in the North Carolina House and Senate. Advocates for school choice say it will help parents pay for tuition and educational services that public schools can’t provide.

Read the whole story at South Charlotte News

Photo Credit: Marty Minchin

Author: Kevin Mulligan

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