Special Education


Scholarship information

If you are the parent of a child with an IEP enrolled in a public school, the district is required by Utah Code Section 53A-1a-704 (10) to inform you of the availability of a scholarship to attend a private school through the Carson Smith Scholarship Program. Further information, including applications can be found here:

Carson Smith Scholarship Link


Dependent with a Disability Exemption

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Please let us know if you would like a signed form for you student. For implantation on your specific taxes please see your tax professional.


Utah Parent Center

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The mission of the Utah Parent Center (UPC or Center) is to help parents help their children, youth and young adults with all disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community.

We accomplish our mission by providing accurate information, empathetic peer support, valuable training and effective advocacy based on the concept of parents helping parents.


Equity and Advocacy 

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Parent & Student Toolkit 
Educational Equity is a federally mandated monitoring office for the K-12 public school system at the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) which monitors civil rights compliance in accordance with the U.S. Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) regulations.



Public Notice of Records Destructions

        Students records will be destroyed no sooner then five years after student last attended Franklin Discovery Academy. First records destruction will be in the summer of 2022 for students who last attended in the 2016-2017 school year.
       If your student received special education services through Franklin Discovery Academy during the 2016-2017 school year and want to claim copies of your records before they are destroyed, please contact Franklin Discovery academy at (801) 785-6500 and ask for the special education department before April of 2021.