The McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program expands statewide the school choice program originally created in 1999 as a pilot program. The scholarships are available for eligible students with disabilities to attend an eligible public or private school of their choice. Students with disabilities include K-12 students who are documented as having a mental handicap, a physical impairment; and a specific learning disability. Any parent of a public school student with a disability who has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and who is dissatisfied with the student’s progress may receive a McKay Scholarship if the student meets the program’s requirements. In order to be eligible for the McKay Scholarship Program, a student must apply for the program prior to withdrawing from public school. The student must also have an Individual Education Plan (IEP), and:
- Have been enrolled and reported for funding in a Florida public school during the October and February Florida Education Finance Program surveys (Grades K-12);
- Have been a pre-kindergarten student who was enrolled and reported for funding in a Florida public school during the preceding October and February Florida Education Finance Program surveys and was at least 4 years old.
For more information visit the website at www.floridaschoolchoice.org and click on the John McKay Scholarship option or the Corporate Tax Credit option.