A bill to create state-funded scholarships for students with special needs to attend any state-accredited school is expected to come before Oklahoma lawmakers when the legislative session begins Feb. 1. Supporters say it would offer families more choices for their children's education. "It empowers parents," one legislator said. "They can make the service dollars go further." The proposal also includes a provision to expand statewide disability services. The bill's sponsors say the measures would not require additional funds, but instead redirect money.

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