Jon Peterson Scholarship: Information For Providers

Providers/Schools must comply with the following requirements to participate in the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program:

  1. School/Provider must have a current state charter and be registered to participate in the Jon Peterson Scholarship program. Registration starts in the month of January.
  2. School principal must be accredited and licensed by the State of Ohio, Office of Educator Licensure.
  3. Providers/Schools must have a SAFE account.
    1. Safe Sign up
    2. SAFE help
  4. Participating providers/schools must renew their participation every year.
  5. School/Provider is responsible for keeping their school's OEDSR record up to date and current. OEDS-R Desk Guide

Providers who are not private schools must comply with the following requirements to participate in the Jon Peterson Special Needs  Scholarship Program:

  1. Provider must be an existing business providing special education services to children and be registered to participate in the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship program. Registration starts in the month of January.
  2. Provider staff must be credentialed to provide the special education services they are offering through the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program.
  3. Principal must have a SAFE account.
    1. Safe Sign up
    2. SAFE help
  4. Participating providers must renew their participation every year.
  5. Provider is responsible for keeping their school's OEDSR record up to date and current. OEDS-R Desk Guide

Providers in the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship program are required to provide progress reports to the resident district about the child’s progress related to goals and services on the IEP. The district will use those reports to update the student’s IEP.

There are two application periods annually. The first application period begins in February and ends on April 15th. Scholarships awarded to this group of applicants will be for the full school year. The second application period begins in October and ends on November 15th. Scholarships awarded during this second application period will be awarded for half of the school year (January 1 through June 30). To apply for a Peterson Scholarship, parents of eligible students must first register with a participating Peterson Scholarship Provider. The provider will have the required application forms and will assist the parent in the scholarship application process.


Document and Web Page Links

Register to participate:

Documents You May Need

Rules and Laws

Jon Peterson Special Needs OAC  3319.39, 3319.391 and 3319.392

Video Instructions for Application System

 

Last Modified: 3/4/2014 1:42:22 PM