Under Pressure, Schools Reverse Course On Special Needs Scholarships
Faced with the threat of legal action, four Oklahoma school districts are agreeing to follow through on a state mandated special education scholarship program after all.
Last week the Oklahoma attorney general threatened to sue after the school districts refused for months to process scholarship applications for kids with special needs.
The districts said the scholarships, which were established last year, violated the state constitution by allowing parents of students with disabilities to be reimbursed for tuition if they enrolled their child in an approved private school.
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Now the school districts say they will comply with the scholarship program, but they aren’t doing so without a fight. The districts plan to sue the state attorney general over the issue, reports the Tulsa World. To read more click here.