Application: Families of Children with Special Needs Reimbursement
The Governor’s Office, the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, and the Georgia Department of Education have worked in recent months to determine the best way to help those most severely impacted in a population of over 222,000 students with special needs throughout the state. Ten million dollars has been designated to assist these students with the highest needs for expenses incurred due to school closings during the pandemic.
Expenses that have been identified as eligible for reimbursement are those that are necessary to meet the challenges these students face regarding educational achievement, personal development, and emotional wellbeing. All information related to the application process is included in the link below. Completed applications are due by May 14, 2021.
Please note that parents are required to submit their child's GTID as a part of the application process. Parents may reach out to their local to schools to obtain this information.
Link to application and “Frequently Asked Questions”: https://www.gadoe.org/Pages/SEReimbursementForm.aspx
For additional information, you may watch a brief training video: https://gadoepublicstore.blob.core.windows.net/asset-f19210a0-dbf9-4fdf-a6be-9a2f8dd642cc/Help%20on%20Reimbursement%20for%20SPED%20Services.mp4?sp=r&st=2021-04-13T12:12:06Z&se=2100-04-13T20:12:06Z&spr=https&sv=2020-02-10&sr=b&sig=knaqgnI8eC3cSqPEBQHGSU6nTF%2BLD7zha8sJ1uYAgNc%3D
Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (SB10)
Under a state law passed by the Georgia State Legislature in 2007, parents of students who receive special education services may request to transfer their child to another public or private school in Georgia provided that their child has an IEP and has been enrolled for a full academic year in a Georgia public school.