Dear ESA Families,
We want to thank each of you who participated in our first ESA Town Hall earlier this month. We appreciate the feedback, collaboration, and questions raised – you can find answers to many of those questions in this Town Hall FAQ.
As you approach the end of the academic year and prepare for renewal, we wanted to send a friendly reminder that a portion of your child’s ESA funds must be spent on at least the subjects of reading, grammar, mathematics, science and social studies in order to be eligible for renewal for the 2022 school year.
We also wanted to provide you with key program updates, including information regarding our transition to ClassWallet, new features that are available on our website, and upcoming Parent Advisory Council meeting dates. Read more below!
Starting May 15, 2021, there will be an option to opt into the ClassWallet card when you log into your student’s account via the ESA portal. Upon login, you will receive a message to opt in. Please read it carefully!
Once you opt-in, a Debit card will be mailed to your home address on file with ESA. These cards take 7-10 business to be mailed.
Please keep in mind that all bank cards issued through Bank of America will be closed as of July 1, 2021. We will continue to provide more information and details on this transition in the weeks to come!
To prepare families for this transition, ClassWallet account trainings will resume in May. Mark your calendars now for one of the following dates! All trainings can be accessed at this link.
Summer Training Dates
- May 13th 9am
- May 27th 3pm
- June 10th 9am
- June 24th 5pm
- July 15th 9am
- July 29th TBD
Applications for the 2021-2022 ESA Parent Advisory Council are still being accepted. The application closes Monday May 3, 2021 – so please take a moment to review the application this weekend if you have not done so already!
The next Parent Advisory Council meeting will occur on May 27th from 9 AM to 12 PM. All ESA parents and families are welcome to view the PAC meetings.
Click here to register and click here to request to speak.
Applications & Renewals
The application Deadline for Quarter 1 is May 1st.
Renewal Contracts will be going out in May. To make sure you receive our email with your contract, please ensure the following email addresses are saved as a contact in your email account: [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]
Take a moment to explore the updates to the ESA homepage!
In addition to a fresh, new look, we have also introduced a new Allowable Items Tool that allows you to search for items based on keyword, determination, and expense category.
Our ESA Line is open Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm. Our Support Team is ready to assist you with general inquiries, application overview and troubleshooting tasks. Please call us at 602-364-1969
Quarter 4 funds were disbursed anytime between April 15th through April 30th for all approved expense in ClassWallet/ESA portal (for bank card holders) or for a no expense attestation that was submitted no later than March 31st.
Tip of the Month: Did you move recently? Have a new phone number? New e-mail address? You can update this information through the Applicant Portal