Gov. Brian Kemp is scheduled to sign Senate Bill 47
At 3:30pm today, Gov. Brian Kemp is scheduled to sign Senate Bill 47, a measure that makes vital improvements and updates to the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, the measure passed the House 91-71 and the Senate 3-23.
Among other key changes, SB47 will:
- Expand the program to include a limited list of students with special needs (including autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and dyslexia) who have a 504 plan and formal diagnosis from a licensed doctor.
- Allow students who attended a public special needs preschool in Georgia to participate.
- Allow students with special needs who are adopted from foster care to access the program immediately.
- Make other updates to the scholarship program in line with the renewed need among families for help due to COVID-19.