Adam Dayan, Esq.
Letting Special Ed Students Apply State Aid to Another Program of Their Choice
Wisconsin has been in the papers a lot lately and was recently highlighted for a bill affecting special education students that has been introduced into the Wisconsin State Assembly. This bill if enacted into law would allow special education public school students to take the per-pupil state aid that their home school districts would normally receive and apply that money to a public school in a different district or a private school of their choosing. This would be similar to voucher programs that we have seen in other places like Washington D.C. but in Wisconsin, it would be called a "scholarship" and any special education student could qualify, not just low-income families.