Sending my child with learning differences to a private school tailored for his needs is expensive, but how could my husband and I do less for him, when his whole future (and ours) depends on extensive and early intervention? The criteria for qualifying for the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (SB-10) are clear, and since my child had never attended public school in Georgia during kindergarten through twelfth grades, I thought that our family could not qualify for SB-10 funding to help cover his private school tuition. However, a few years ago another mom at ClearWater Academy told me that their family was able to secure SB-10 funds because of a “Medical Waiver.” I assumed (incorrectly) that this waiver could not help us because my child’s diagnoses and challenges are more psychological than medical in nature. However, this mom encouraged me to apply, and I am happy to report that the process was easy, and SB-10 funds are now helping us tremendously to afford our child’s education. Here are the steps:
For answers to your questions, visit Georgia Department of Education.
Wishing you all the best! -ClearWater Academy Parent