Arizona Department of Education pays for the educational services for students in residential and institutional settings through the voucher program. Residential vouchers are for students who are placed in residential treatment centers by state placing agencies and IEP teams. Institutional vouchers are for students who receive services through the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB).
Residential and Institutional Vouchers are different from Empowerment Scholarships, which are not handled within Exceptional Student Services. Empowerment Scholarships are funded from an account established to provide an education for qualified students, and must include reading, grammar, mathematics, social studies, and science. For more information about these scholarships, please visit the Empowerment Scholarship website.
Vouchers Contact Information
Residential and Institutional Voucher Specialist Eva Martinez Cruz (602) 542-4831
Residential and Institutional Voucher Specialist Jeff Rhodes (602) 542-4387
Residential and Institutional Voucher Coordinator Sheri Partridge (602) 364-4014
Or email the Vouchers Unit.