Enacted 2013 • Launched 2013 • Voucher
Mississippi allows children with speech-language impairments to receive vouchers to attend private
schools. Participating accredited private schools must be able to provide speech-language therapy.
- Students participating: N.A.
- Schools participating: N.A.
- Average voucher value: N.A.
The maximum voucher amount is equal to the “Mississippi Adequate Education Program” base
student cost, i.e., the funding amount provided by the state to public schools.
Students must be in grades K-6 and have been screened properly and diagnosed with speech-language
impairment. Students are eligible if, during the previous school year, they attended a public or stateaccredited
special-purpose school that “emphasizes instruction in speech-language therapy and
intervention.” The voucher is not available to fund homeschooling, virtual schools, or students in
juvenile detention centers.
Rules & Regulations
• Income Limit: None
• Prior Year Public School Requirement: Conditional
• Geographic Limit: Statewide
• Enrollment Cap: None
• Voucher Cap: Conditional ($5,104 for 2013-14)
• Testing Mandates: None
Miss. Code Ann. §§ 37-175-1 to 37-175-29
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