Sen. Chip Rogers, a Woodstock Republican, announced Wednesday he is introducing legislation that would use taxpayer money to send the students to private schools. The state already gives such vouchers to families with special-needs students, which started in 2007.
About 2,100 students in Georgia are receiving the vouchers.
Rogers' bill would increase the per-student funding from $6,331 to about $9,800 for special needs students. Military students and foster care children would get between $5,000 and $9,000 each.
National experts say just seven states and Washington, D.C., have voucher programs for low-income or special-needs students. No state has successfully passed a universal voucher program.