Parent Resources

Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit

During the 2012 VIrginia General Assembly session, a bill will be introduced to provide greater parental choice in education.

By providing business tax credits for donations toward Education Improvement Scholarships to enable economically disadvantaged children to atten nonpublic K-12 schools, passage of this bill would:

  • Provide greater opportunities for low-income families.
  • Improve long-term viability of Catholic schools through sustained enrollment.
  • Save all taxpayers money.

If the legislation is to pass, grassroots support is essential. Watch the five-minute video about the bill (produced by the Conference, the Dioceses of Arlington and RIchmond, and the Mid-Atlantic Schools Catholic Consortium) then join the network to stay up-to-date on the legislation and take action.

HPV Vaccination Parental Resources

Virginia Catholic Education Association May 2011 letter to parents with excerpts from Virginia bishops' statements and considerations regarding Catholic teaching (PDF)

Catholic Medical Association, Position Paper on HPV Immunization (PDF)

National Catholic Bioethics Center Statement on Vaccination against HPV

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):