Eligibility Questions

Eligibility Questions


Eligibility Questions

    Who is eligible to apply for a scholarship?

    Generally, any student who has been identified as a child with a disability and for whom the district has created an individualized education plan (IEP) qualifies for the JPSN scholarship program.

    The student has been identified by their public district as a child with a disability. [This means the child's evaluation team report (ETR) from the district states that the child requires special education and related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA)].

    The student must also have a current IEP from the district of residence that is finalized and all parties, including the parent, must be in agreement with the IEP.

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    How old must a child be to participate in the JPSN Scholarship Program?

    A child is eligible to apply to participate in the program when the child is eligible to enter school in any grade from kindergarten through twelve, and if the child meets all other program eligibility requirements.

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    Can a community school student apply to participate in the JPSN Scholarship Program?
    A parent whose child attends a community school may apply to participate in the program. The parent/child must obtain a current multi-factored evaluation (MFE) and IEP from their district of residence to apply for the JPSN scholarship program. If awarded the scholarship, the parent must withdraw the child from the community school.

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    Can I use the JPSN Scholarship Program to supplement my child’s public education?

    No. The scholarship is an educational choice program. If a student is approved for the scholarship, the public district is no longer responsible for providing a free and appropriate education (FAPE). The student must use the scholarship to obtain their education AND supportive services.

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Last Modified: 12/30/2013 12:59:45 PM