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Putting Montana Students First
What is the Education Savings Account?
Sponsored by Representative Vinton, HB 393 establishes a students with special needs savings account. Qualified students, those identified as a "child with a disability" under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C 1400, et seq, may be eligible for reimbursement of allowable education expenses.
Currently, the OPI is researching implementation of similar legislation across the country. In addition, we will be inviting parents to participate in a steering committee to help provide feedback as the OPI implements the requirements of this bill. If you are interested in applying to this steering committee, apply here!
Interested in being part of the conversation? Apply to join us!
Steering Committee Application
Steering Committee Overview
The OPI is opening applications for an Education Savings Account Steering Committee to help guide the OPI in implementing HB 393, sponsored by Representative Vinton, requiring the creation of a special education savings account (ESA). The committee will be comprised of at least 10 members for the purpose of providing the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) with consultation and advice on the administration of the ESA, which is intended to reimburse eligible expenses for eligible students with disabilities. The committee will provide strategic advisory support to ensure the administrative process of the ESA program meets the needs of students and families enrolled in the program.
Christy Mock-Stutz, Assistant Superintendent, 406-444-5658
Kiera Moog, Family Engagement Specialist, 406-594-7135