Exciting News for the Future of Special Education
- By Amy Tribolet
As reported by the Associated Press, this week, the Florida Legislature is going forward with a measure “that will increase the number of children eligible for vouchers that pay for special education programs.”
According to the AP and WTSP, this legislation (SB 672) permanently expands the Personal Learning Scholarship Account (PLSA).
The program was expanded earlier in the year, however the change is due to expire next year.
Additionally, WTSP’s article also reveals that the legislation would include students on the autism spectrum, students with muscular dystrophy, and young children who also meet certain criteria.
For those of you who don’t know what the PLSA program is, the PLSA is a more recent program created to provide a parent the option to provide individual educational needs of his or her eligible child. (FLDOE)
Funds received from the scholarship can be used in various ways that focus on meeting academic and personal needs.
For more information about the PLSA, please visit the Florida Department of Education’s page by clicking this link
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- Published on December 02, 2015
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