Disabled children get chance for private education, 41 scholarships

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The Mississippi Dept. of Education is holding a lottery for parents who would like to claim state money to send children with disabilities to non-public schools, according to the Associated Press.

The state says that 41 non-public school scholarships are available for the taking.

Each scholarship is worth up to $6,594, and are now available because they were forfeited by parents who aren’t using them, the department says. 

The deadline for parents to enter an application is Tues. Dec. 11, at 359 N. West Street in Jackson, next to MDOT.

The drawing is happening Wednesday and the winners will be mailed letters on Thursday.

The scholarships are available for the remainder of 2018-2019 school year.

The department says they got more applications than it had money and says 202 families on the waiting list will be automatically included in the lottery.

Applicants must be Mississippi residents and must have been issued an individualized education program within the last five years.

Find out more by visiting www.mdek12.org/OSE/ESA or call (601) 359-3498.

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