Governor Parson has signed two school choice bills into law.

The bills will let donors provide scholarships to students to attend a private Missouri K-12 school. In return, they get state tax credits. Under the plan, it prioritizes special needs students and those who qualify for free and reduce the price of school meals. Only students living in a Missouri city with a population of 30,000 or more can qualify.

For years, the school choice community has been trying to get the law passed in Missouri.

The first scholarships are expected to be available for the 2022-23 school year.