Legislature Extending More Special Needs Vouchers

More special needs students could qualify for state vouchers to attend private schools under a bill advancing at the Mississippi Capitol.

The Senate voted 32-16 to pass House Bill 33. It would allow any student who has had an individualized education plan at a public school within the previous five years to apply for a voucher. Only students who have had IEPs in the last 18 months are currently eligible.

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3/29/16