John M. McKay Scholarship Program • EasyIEP™

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  • The John M. McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities was created to provide educational options for parents of disabled students in grades K-12 living in Florida.


By participating in the McKay Scholarship Program, your student may be able to attend a different public school in your district, attend a public school in a neighboring district, or receive a scholarship to attend a participating private school.

    For Public School

    If you wish to use the John M. McKay Scholarship program to have your child attend a different public school:

    Go to: One Choice Project and file your intent. You will receive notification of your status within 30 business days of our application date.

    For Private School

    If you wish to use the John M. McKay Scholarship Program to have your child attend a participating private school:

    Go to: and file your intent. The District will verify your child’s eligibility and respond to the website within 30 business days.

    Gardiner Scholarship (previously known as PLSA)

    The Gardiner Scholarship Program provides eligible students a scholarship that can be used to purchase approved services or products in order to design a customized educational program for the student. Scholarships can be used for specialized services such as speech or occupational therapy, instructional materials, tuition at an eligible private school, contributions to a college prepaid account and more. The program is directly administered by state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organizations. For additional information visit: Gardiner Scholarship Program Information by the FLDOE.


    EasyIEP™ is the District’s web based system for IEPs, EPs and Private School Service Plans.

    • Parents can access their child’s documents via the District’s Virtual Counselor site.
    • Documents are created and managed at the individual school sites.
    • Contact your school’s ESE Specialist to address individual student needs.

Contact Information

  • Exceptional Student Learning Support Division at Arthur Ashe Campus

    1701 NW 23rd Avenue

    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33311

    Phone: 754-321-3436

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    Dr. Antoine Hickman

    ESLS Executive Director