Both tax credit and voucher programs are school choice options for Connecticut. They are consistent with the Connecticut Constitution and relevant Connecticut state court decisions.

The Connecticut Constitution contains no Blaine Amendment, and the Connecticut Supreme Court has twice ruled that transportation programs that include private school students benefit children, not schools. To avoid potential problems with Connecticut’s education article (Article VIII, Section 4), voucher program funding should come from sources other than the state’s public school fund.

Model Legislation: Education Savings Account, Parental Choice Scholarship Program (Universal Eligibility), Parental Choice Scholarship Program (Means-Tested Eligibility), Special Needs Scholarship Program, Foster Child Scholarship Program, Autism Scholarship, Great Schools Tax Credit Program, Family Education Tax Credit Program