Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program

Program Information

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  • Program Type: Voucher Program, Special Needs Program

Student Participation

  • Student must:
    • Have attended public school the previous year
    • Have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for the entire school year prior to receiving a scholarship
  • Notify state regarding intention to participate
  • Demonstrate financial viability
  • Comply with the federal nondiscrimination requirements of 42 U.S.C. §2000d
  • Comply with state health and safety requirements
  • Be accredited or in the process of becoming accredited
  • Require teachers to have a bachelor’s degree or three years‘ experience in education or health
  • Provide parents with teachers’ credentials
  • Report to parents and state regarding students’ academic progress

Data Update

Schools Participating
2245
2016 Expenditures
$29,025,673

Financial

Whichever is less:
- Amount of public school funding student would have received
- Tuition and fees of private school
Enrollment Cap
- None
Program Funding
- No specific program appropriation