What We’ve Done
- Exempted Jewish schools from the MTA payroll tax, saving Jewish day schools roughly $2.5 million dollars
- Secured $20 million dollars in funding to fully reimburse non-public schools for Mandated Services and to repay money owed under the state’s Comprehensive Attendance Policy (CAP).
- Streamlined the homeland security dollars within the state and worked with OU grant writers to pursue hundreds of thousands of dollars in Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) grant funding. Due to the OU’s efforts in Washington, an additional $13 million will be allocated to U.S. nonprofits.
- Reinstated technology funding at a rate of $20 per student for our Jewish day schools
- Received the most sponsors for the tax credit bill which would provide tuition relief to large segments of day school parents
- Created legislation to supplement services for special needs students
- Fought to maintain busing services for students in Teaneck and Lakewood
- Worked to pursue and maximize hundreds of thousands of dollars in UASI funding
- Supported and advocated for the passage of a multi-million dollar voucher and tax credit program which has the potential to reduce tuition costs of Louisiana parents
- Worked with coalition partners to expand the corporate tax credit program (which currently provides $3 million dollars per year to Jewish day school parents) to ensure that more families are eligible for funding. This funding will help reduce their tuition payments.
- Expanded the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program from $75 to a $100 million dollars. This program provides millions of dollars to Jewish education throughout the state. Also changed legal wording which now enables a number of day schools to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars.
- Created a new Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program which will give a portion of Pennsylvania Jewish day students an annual $8,000 scholarship.