Lt. Gov Reeves touts new special needs scholarship program

Lt. Gov Reeves touts new special needs scholarship program

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Lt. Governor Tate Reeves was at the Dubard School for Children with Language Disorders Thursday morning, reminding parents of children with special needs about a new state-sponsored scholarship program which could help their kids.

It's called the Mississippi Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act and it was passed this year by the Legislature.

It provides up to $6,500 per student which could be used for private school tuition, tutoring services or specialized therapy.

Parents of children at the DuBard School could utilize the funds to pay for some of the fee-based programs offered there.

The enrollment period is from July 1-10.

500 children will be eligible to receive funding this year. The first 250 will be enrolled on a first come, first serve basis. The remaining 250 will be chosen through a lottery.