Customized Education for Students with Special Needs

Gardiner Scholarship Program Expansion, Senate Bill 672SIGNED INTO LAW

Championed by President Andy Gardiner, Speaker Steve Crisafulli, Senator Don Gaetz and Representative Erik Fresen, this policy will expand educational opportunities for students with disabilities. It renames the Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts to the Gardiner Scholarship Program, increases funding from $55 million to $71.2 million and expands the services and supports that can be funded.


John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program, House Bill 837SIGNED INTO LAW

Originally championed by Senator Kelli Stargel and Representative Michael Bileca, this policy continued an historic session for students with disabilities. Under this bill, schools in the McKay Scholarship Program also would be authorized to establish transition-to-work programs.