Scholarship for Disabled Students Program; created. (SB545)

Introduced By

Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News), Sen. Brandon Bell (R-Roanoke), Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Nick Rerras (R-Norfolk), Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Martin Williams (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Scholarship for Disabled Students Program; established. Establishes a scholarship program on behalf of disabled students in the Commonwealth to provide scholarships to a private school of choice for students with disabilities for whom an individual education plan has been written. The student's parent also has the option to enroll the student in another public school in the division, or in another public school in an adjacent division. Only nonsectarian private schools in Virginia holding a license to operate as a school for students with disabilities may participate in the Scholarship Program. The bill also requires the Board of Education to issue guidelines to aid local school divisions and private schools in the implementation of the Program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 067030824
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/02/2006Continued to 2007 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)