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1 Children’s Education Initiative Building Communities, Educating Children Paid for by Missouri Catholic Conference, Archbishop Robert Carlson, General Chairman, 600 Clark Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65102

2 Sign the Petition to Help Our Children! Right now Catholic citizens can sign a petition that will place before voters next November an education tax credit that will help: - Children in Public Schools - Children in Private and Parochial Schools - Children with Disabilities Paid for by Missouri Catholic Conference, Archbishop Robert Carlson, General Chairman, 600 Clark Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65102

3 What is the Missouri Children’s Education Initiative? It’s a proposed amendment to the MO Constitution It must be approved by voters at the November 4, 2014 General Election Paid for by Missouri Catholic Conference, Archbishop Robert Carlson, General Chairman, 600 Clark Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65102

4 Public School Children Non-Public School Children Children with Disabilities Who Benefits from the Missouri Children’s Education Initiative? Paid for by Missouri Catholic Conference, Archbishop Robert Carlson, General Chairman, 600 Clark Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65102

5 Who Benefits from the Missouri Children’s Education Initiative? Children whose public school lacks the funds to improve academic programs Initiative provides $90 million for public school programs Paid for by Missouri Catholic Conference, Archbishop Robert Carlson, General Chairman, 600 Clark Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65102

6 Who Benefits from the Missouri Children’s Education Initiative? Children whose parents struggle to pay for Catholic schooling Initiative provides $72 million for non- public school scholarships Paid for by Missouri Catholic Conference, Archbishop Robert Carlson, General Chairman, 600 Clark Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65102

7 Who Benefits from the Missouri Children’s Education Initiative? Children with special needs Initiative provides $18 million for special education programs Paid for by Missouri Catholic Conference, Archbishop Robert Carlson, General Chairman, 600 Clark Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65102

8 How Does the Missouri Children’s Education Initiative Work? Donors get a 50% state tax credit for donations made to educational foundations A $1,000 donation gets a $500 state tax credit The tax credit reduces the donor’s STATE tax liability Paid for by Missouri Catholic Conference, Archbishop Robert Carlson, General Chairman, 600 Clark Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65102

9 Taxpayer #1 Donates $10,000 Claims $5,000 Credit Public School Programs $10,000 How Does the Missouri Children’s Education Initiative Work? Paid for by Missouri Catholic Conference, Archbishop Robert Carlson, General Chairman, 600 Clark Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65102

10 Taxpayer #2 Donates $5,000 Claims $2,500 Credit Non-Public School Scholarships $5,000 How Does the Missouri Children’s Education Initiative Work? Paid for by Missouri Catholic Conference, Archbishop Robert Carlson, General Chairman, 600 Clark Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65102

11 Taxpayer #3 Donates $1,000 Claims $500 Credit Special Education Services $1,000 How Does the Missouri Children’s Education Initiative Work? Paid for by Missouri Catholic Conference, Archbishop Robert Carlson, General Chairman, 600 Clark Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65102

12 How Does the Missouri Children’s Education Initiative Work? Each dollar for education costs the State 50¢ and the donor 50¢ The donor gets back 50¢ of each dollar donated in the form of a tax credit Public/Private Partnership Paid for by Missouri Catholic Conference, Archbishop Robert Carlson, General Chairman, 600 Clark Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65102

13 How Does the Missouri Children’s Education Initiative Work? Paid for by Missouri Catholic Conference, Archbishop Robert Carlson, General Chairman, 600 Clark Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65102

14 How Does the Missouri Children’s Education Initiative Work? $90 Million Public $90 Million Private $180 Million Paid for by Missouri Catholic Conference, Archbishop Robert Carlson, General Chairman, 600 Clark Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65102

15 How are the tax credits distributed? 50% for public school programs - $90 million 40% for scholarships to private school - $72 million 10% for special education - $18 million Paid for by Missouri Catholic Conference, Archbishop Robert Carlson, General Chairman, 600 Clark Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65102

16 How Can I Help? Sign the Petition in support of the Children’s Education Initiative Ask your Parish how you can help collect signatures from Catholic voters Contact the Missouri Catholic Conference at or to find out other ways to Send a non-tax deductable donation to Missourians for Children’s Education, P.O. Box 144, Jefferson City, MO Keep this effort in your prayers Paid for by Missouri Catholic Conference, Archbishop Robert Carlson, General Chairman, 600 Clark Ave. Jefferson City, MO 65102


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