JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A new program to help families place their child in a private school is accepting applications.
The Arkansas General Assembly unanimously voted to create the Succeed Scholarship Program in 2015.
Children with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) can apply to receive a scholarship worth up to $6600 to attend a private school.
To be eligible, students must meet the following requirements:
- Have an IEP
- Attend a public school the prior year
- Be accepted to the private school of their choice
For private schools to accept eligible students, they must apply and get approval from the Arkansas Department of Education.
The Reform Alliance, a local education non-profit group, will help implement the program.
"Arkansas is proud to be able to provide a program like this to students who need the opportunity the most," said Executive Director Katie Clifford. "While the program has a limited number of scholarships available for the first year, we're looking forward to seeing it grow."
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