Friday, January 14, 2011

Oklahoma School Districts May Accept Special Education Vouchers

The Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Children with Disabilities is modeled after a similar program in Florida. There's no set dollar amount that would be given to each student; instead, the amount of the scholarship would be either the private school's one-year tuition or the per pupil amount of state aid that would normally be given to the school district where the student is enrolled, whichever is less.

Six districts banded together to say that the voucher represented an unconstitutional diversion of public funds to religious institutions. But now they say that the legislature could fix the problem by having the state department of education process the applications and handle the funds.

Read more HERE.
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