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According to the GA DOE site, referring to the SB-10 Scholarship funding:

The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program is a school choice program available for special needs students attending Georgia public schools who are served under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). 

Parents new to the program must read Understanding the Program which explains the public and private school choice options available. Parents of students continuing in the private school choice option must read Continuing Participation which explains how to continue a student’s eligibility.

To newly qualify for the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program for the upcoming school year a student must meet ALL the following requirements: 

Student Eligibility Criteria 1- A student have must a parent/guardian who currently lives in Georgia and has been a resident for at least one calendar year.

Student Eligibility Criteria 2- A student was enrolled and completed the 2018 – 2019 school year in a Georgia public school in grades kindergarten through twelfth.

Student Eligibility Criteria 3- A student was reported as attending a Georgia public school by a school district(s) during mandatory student counts conducted in October 2018 and March 2019.

Student Eligibility Criteria 4 - A student does not need to have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for the entire school year to qualify for the GSNS Program. A student must have received special education services at some point during the 2018 – 2019 school year through an IEP. A student must be reported by a school district(s) in either the October 2018 OR March 2019 student counts OR in final student record as a student receiving special education services by the end of the 2018 – 2019​ school ye​ar.

For further information and additional criteria, please see the Georgia Department of Education website to determine eligibility prior to meeting with the Finance Manager, Heather Galloway.