Students with Disabilities Tuition Assistance Grant Program; created. (SB759)

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


12/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072317824
12/11/2006Referred to Committee on Finance
01/10/2007Rereferred to Education and Health

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1419.


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.