Georgia Senate approves special needs scholarship expansion | CENTER SQUARE

A bill that would expand the state’s special needs scholarship program was approved Wednesday by the Georgia Senate.

The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship program offers scholarships to students with individualized education plans to attend a private school or a public school of their choice. Senate Bill 47 would make the 58,000 public school students with 504 plans eligible to apply for the program…

Corey Burres, a spokesperson for the Georgia Center For Opportunity, said the measure is the first step to help the many special needs students looking for education options.

“This pandemic has shown a greater need for an expansion of customized services for students in underserved communities,” Burres said.

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