Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program (Senate Bill 10)
Annual Notice to Parents of Students with IEPs
The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (Senate Bill 10), which was signed into law in May 2007, provides parents of students with disabilities who are enrolled in Georgia public schools and have an active Individualized Education Program (IEP), the opportunity to transfer their children to another public school or to a state approved participating private school in Georgia.
Parents/Guardians who intend to take advantage of the Special Education-Special Needs Scholarship Program for transfer within district, must complete an application through the Department for Exceptional Children office located at the Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education, 208 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia. Please download and complete the Local Transfer Form below. If approved, parents are responsible for providing transportation to the selected school.
SB10 Public School Transfer Request Form 2016-2017 Revised February 19 2016.pdf
The window period for Senate Bill 10 will open in May 2017 and applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be available for within-district transfer at that time. For additional information, please contact Ms.Linda Morgan, Interim Senior Director, at (912) 395-5877 or Brad Speer, Program Manager, at (912) 395-5583.
For information regarding transfer requests to other school districts, state-schools, or private schools, parents/guardians can access the Georgia Department of Education Special Needs Scholarship Program information at: