Plans to expand education options for people with disabilities passed the Senate Wednesday with a unanimous vote. The measures are a priority for Senate President Andy Gardiner, who was moved to tears at the bill’s passage.
Senator Don Gaetz of Destin’s plans would provide more scholarships and pave the way to college for people with disabilities. Debate stalled out on the bill’s school uniforms provision, but soon turned to the heart of the matter. A key component of the bill is the expansion of the personal learning scholarship program that lets families customize their children’s education and therapy. Senator Gaetz says early intervention is key.