Hardship Application Instructions

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  • McKay Scholarship Notification

    Dear Parent or Guardian:
    We would like to inform you that all Florida School districts are required to notify parents of students with disabilities that their student(s) may be eligible to participate in the John M. McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program, commonly known as the McKay Scholarship Program**.  This program was created to provide educational options to parents of disabled students. 

    For the full notice letter, please visit

    **The law that originally created the McKay Scholarship Program is repealed as of June 30, 2022. Effective July 1, 2022, students participating in the McKay Scholarship Program will join the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program under the Unique Abilities category (FES UA).

    For more information, visit the FLDOE School Choice site: FLDOE School Choice Office


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Last Modified on June 7, 2022