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Payment delay for special needs vouchers could limit choice and cost parents money

A notice to private schools delaying payment of state special needs scholarships was met with criticism recently from lawmakers who said the move was a bureaucratic attempt to “kill” the voucher program.

The Georgia Department of Education’s new payment structure could mean that children with Down syndrome, autism, dyslexia and attention deficit disorder will be shut of the schools of their choice. The state DOE has asked that campuses accepting Georgia Special Needs Scholarships now wait until Nov. 29 for their first tuition installment after services are rendered, as the statute requires. Some parents who have to pay up front for their tuition will be asked to foot a larger chunk of the bill and get reimbursed even later. If they can afford it.

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