JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Demand so far has been low for $6,500 scholarships that Mississippi is awarding to parents of special education students to use in private or home schooling. The Mississippi Department of Education has approved 286 students so far, but provided reimbursement for only 131 students.
“I think they were expecting a lot more children,” state Superintendent Carey Wright told the Board of Education earlier this month. State officials said that some parents were unable to use the money because they couldn’t find private schools to accept special education students.