|Published:||Apr 21, 2010 8:22 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 21, 2010 8:22 PM EDT|
The Florida House has voted to expand eligibility for vouchers that let disabled students attend private schools at taxpayer expense.
The bill (HB 1505) that passed unanimously Wednesday would permit a student previously enrolled in a public school in any year to get a McKay scholarship.
Currently a student must have attended a public school in the prior school year.
It also would extend eligibility to kindergartners who haven't previously attended a public school.
Another provision would let the state education commissioner revoke a private school's participation for health, safety and public welfare reasons.
The measure now goes to the Senate where similar bill (SB 2746) is ready for a floor vote.
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