Two of Katie Switzer’s children will start kindergarten next year. One has thrived at a Montessori-style preschool, and she believes a private Montessori school would be the best option for kindergarten, too. The other has a speech disorder that Katie believes would benefit from the individualized attention that a private school could provide. Katie is also paying for private speech therapy and wants to use a Hope Scholarship to help offset this expense. Affording private school and speech therapy is a struggle for Katie and her family, and without the Hope Scholarship she will not be able to afford the speech therapy and school options that best fit her family’s needs, particularly when her younger children, two-years-old and six-months-old respectively, reach school age.  

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