Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship For Students With Disabilities Program

Program Information

  • V
  • Program Type: Voucher Program, Special Needs Program, Foster Care

Student Participation

  • Have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in effect at the time they apply for the program or have had an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) developed at any time prior to applying for the program
  • Attended public school the previous school year or has received services through the SoonerStart program
    • Children of transferring U.S. military personnel, students in foster care, and students adopted from state custody are exempt from prior year public school attendance requirement
  • Be accredited by the State Board of Education or an approved accrediting association
  • Comply with state nondiscrimination and health and safety requirements
  • Be in operation for one school year prior to participation in the program or provide a statement by a certified public accountant confirming that the private school is insured and that the owners have sufficient capital or credit to operate, or provide record of a surety bond or credit for the amount equal to the scholarship funds for any quarter
  • Require teachers to have a bachelor’s degree or at least three years of teaching experience in public or private schools or have special skills, knowledge, or expertise that qualifies them to provide instruction in the subjects taught

Data Update

Schools Participating
50
2017 Expenditures
$3,740,187

Financial

Scholarship Cap
- Whichever is less:
-- 100 percent of the state public school funding for each child (takes into account grade and disability)
-- Tuition and fees of the private school
- The Oklahoma State Department of Education may keep up to two and a half percent of the scholarship amount for administrative services
Enrollment Cap
- None
Program Funding
- No specific program appropriation