For Immediate Release

September 6, 2017

Contact: Jim Bender, School Choice Wisconsin

Statement on Passage of Special Needs Scholarship Modifications Access to the program opened to more parents

Madison – The Joint Committee on Finance approved a motion today as part of the 2017-19 biennial budget that removed barriers to the Special Needs Scholarship Program.

The following is a statement from SCW President Jim Bender: “We thank the committee for giving more parents access to the Special Needs Scholarship Program. Far too many students with disabilities have limited options in education. Moving forward, families across Wisconsin will have new choices at their disposal. We would also like to thank Senator Leah Vukmir and Representative John Jagler for their ongoing work and support of the Special Needs Scholarship Program.”

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