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Every child is entitled to a public education regardless of disability. Children with disabilities may go without services because families are not fully aware of their entitlement.
If you know of a child, birth to age 22, who is not receiving any education services or feel that your child is in need of additional services, speak to your child’s classroom teacher or contact the Special Education Department at 385-646-7336.
The collection and use of data to meet the requirement are subject to the confidentiality of information provisions under the Utah State Board of Education Special Education Rules.
For more information, visit the Special Education website.
Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship
Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship is a state funded program that provides private school scholarships to K-12 students with disabilities. Currently, over 45 private schools across the state participate in the program.
The Scholarship is funded by tax dollars. Parents are responsible for the remaining tuition, if any.
Scholarship amounts range from $3,865 to $6,442 and are based on the amount of special education services that a student would qualify for under IEP guidelines. If a student qualifies for less than 3 hours of special education services per day, the scholarship will be worth a maximum of $3,865 per year.
If a student qualifies for 3 or more hours of special education services per day, the scholarship will be worth a maximum of $6,442 per year.
Since the Carson Smith Scholarship is awarded in quarterly amounts, parents may submit applications throughout the year.
For more information or to find an application, visit the Special Education website.