By Derek Redd, The Weirton Daily Times
WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia Treasurer Riley Moore said his office has received plenty of calls about the new Hope Scholarship program, so many that he wants to make sure everyone has the necessary information to see if the program works for them.
Moore was in Wheeling earlier this week talking with Wheeling Country Day administrators about the program, an educational savings account that gives parents the choice to use part of their per-pupil expenditure from the state School Aid Formula for educational expenses like private school tuition, home tutoring, learning aids or other acceptable expenses. This year, that would be worth $4,600.
“It’s been really interesting to see how popular this has been so far,” Moore said. “We’re getting a lot of questions from people all around the state that certainly have intense interest in this opportunity out there. We’ll see what size this program ends up being. Maybe it’s just some curiosity, but most of it seems to be serious intent by the parents to want to utilize it.”
Moore’s office, which will administer the program, now has a website at www.wvtreasury.com/hopescholarship. It includes both answers to frequently asked questions and the ability for parents to register their names and email addresses to get periodic reports on the program’s progress…