RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Senate has narrowly defeated a proposed private-school voucher program for disabled students.
The measure would have allowed parents of a disabled child to apply for the child's share of state funds that would otherwise go to his or her local public school system. The money could be used for tuition, fees and books at a private school.
The bill, sponsored by Del. Dave LaRock, a Loudoun County Republican, was passed by the House of Delegates 57-42 earlier this month.