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 base 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 state-accredited 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: Eligible students must have spent the previous school year in attendance at a Mississippi public school or any other state-accredited private special-purpose school that provides instruction in speech-language therapy and intervention
- Geographic Limit: Statewide
- Enrollment Cap: None
- Voucher Cap: Conditional
- Testing Mandates: None
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