Special needs vouchers signed into law

Sonny Perdue has signed SB 10 into law:

“I believe that parents are in the best position to know their children and their unique needs and deserve the right to make the most appropriate decisions for their own children,” the Sen. Johnson, a Savannah Republican, said. “These families have so many hurdles… the ability to choose the most appropriate education for their children will no longer be one of them.”

Under the new law, parents would be able to send children with disabilities to private schools using a special scholarship provided by the state. The average annual cost of one of the scholarships would be about $9,000, according to education experts.

The next bill that should be signed into law is HB 91, which I wrote about last month.

Also, I want to add that it was very cool meeting those of you who came out to the Loafing Leprechaun yesterday. Thanks for stopping by.

2 comments

  1. ABB says:

    This is simply the best bill to come out of the General Assembly this session. Congrats on all of your hard work Eric!

  2. Holly says:

    I agree. I was glad to meet all of you!

    Spacey, Andre, and Icarus, I was disappointed that you three weren’t able to make it (or at least wasn’t there when I was). I had been looking forward to meeting you.

    BTW, Erick, something that hasn’t been mentioned on the blog that I’ve noticed anywhere. . . Gov. Perdue apparently believes we in the blogosphere don’t have enough to do. We should come up with more projects, methinks.

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