Nonpublic School Newsletter

Nonpublic School Newsletter

Jon Peterson Scholarship Program updates

11/18/2013

The second application period for the Jon Peterson Special Needs (JPSN) Scholarship Program ends on Nov. 15, 2013. This application period will provide funding for services received Jan. 1 through June 30 of the 2013-2014 school year. Students awarded during this period will receive half of the scholarship amount typically awarded for their special education category. For example, if the student’s special education category is Specific Learning Disability, then the scholarship award amount is $4,779. If the special education category is Orthopedic Impairment, the scholarship award amount is $10,000.

Provider registration to participate in the 2014-2015 program period will be Dec. 1 – 31, 2013.  Additional information regarding this process will be forthcoming to all currently participating providers.

The 2014-2015 application period for full-year funding (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015) will be Feb. 1 – April 18, 2014. Please note that due to a legislative change beginning July 1, 2014, Category 1 (Speech and Language only) students may only utilize their scholarship to pay for related services that are included in the Individualized Education Program. The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship cannot be used to pay tuition at the nonpublic school. Applications and updated scholarship materials will be made available in February on the scholarship website and online system.

Please contact the scholarship office at (877) 644-6338 or peterson.scholarship@education.ohio.gov  if you have additional questions or need assistance.