Students with Disabilities Tuition Assistance Grant Program; created. (SB1419)

Introduced By

Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Tuition Assistance Grant Program for Students with Disabilities; established. Establishes a tuition assistance grant program for students with disabilities. The program provides grants of no more than $10,000 a year to a Virginia nonsectarian private school of choice for students with disabilities for whom an individual education plan has been written. The bill requires that in order to receive the grant the following conditions be satisfied: (i) the student has attended a public school in the Commonwealth and has received special education services for at least one year prior to the receipt of the grant; (ii) the parent has obtained acceptance for admission of the student to an eligible private school; (iii) the parent has requested the grant of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and notified the division superintendent of that request; and (iv) the parent has executed and submitted to the division superintendent a written statement asserting his dissatisfaction with the student's progress and acknowledging that the public school has offered or implemented an individualized educational program that is reasonably calculated to provide educational benefit. The Board of Education is required to promulgate regulations to administer the Grant Program within 280 days of enactment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2007Presented and ordered printed 079852824
01/19/2007Referred to Committee on Finance
01/30/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1419)
02/05/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Reading of amendment waived
02/06/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1419E
02/06/2007Printed as engrossed 079852824-E
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/08/2007Placed on Calendar
02/08/2007Read first time
02/08/2007Referred to Committee on Education
02/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1419E)
02/14/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB759.


Melissa Smith writes:

As a special education teacher in a high school, we need to provide hope that the dreams of our kids can be obtainable if grants help them get there.