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1 1 IDEA, Part B Equitable Services to Children Unilaterally Enrolled by their Parents in Private Schools

2 Participation & Equitable Services 2 Parentally-Placed Private School Children Have the Right to Participate in the Determination of Equitable Services. No entitlement to FAPE. Who are these children? – Voluntarily enrolled by their parents in private schools Not placed in private school by school district to receive FAPE. No individual right to equitable services – Cannot file due process complaint based on an individual right to services, BUT can file due process complaint on private school child find rights. – May also file a special education citizen complaint.

3 For Unilaterally Enrolled Private School Students Eligible for Special Education Services Child Find Obligations ResidencyWhat services can be accessed? The district in which the private school is located. Student resides in the district in which private school is located. Proportional share services (equitable services through a SP*) through the district in which the private school is located. OR students may part time enroll in the district in which they reside and receive services through an IEP +. Student does not reside in the district in which private school is located. Proportional share services (SP) through the district in which the private school is located. Students may part time enroll in the district in which they reside and receive services through an IEP. *Service Plan + Individualized Education Plan

4 Private School Consultation Requirements 4 Timely and meaningful consultation Who? – Private school representatives – Representatives of parents of parentally-placed private school children with disabilities About what? – Child find process How can eligible children equitably participate? How will parents, teachers & private school officials be informed of process? Proportionate share of Part B funds – Determination of proportionate share - How calculated Appendix B to Part 300 of IDEA regulations

5 Private School Consultation Requirements About what? (continued) 5 Consultation process – How it will operate throughout year to ensure parentally-placed private school children with disabilities can meaningfully participate? Provision of special education & related services – How, where, by whom – Types of services – direct or alternative delivery mechanism – How apportioned if funds insufficient for all – How and when decisions will be made School district makes final decisions! (Provide Notice to Private Schools)

6 Proportionate Share Set-Aside Must spend proportionate share of Part B subgrant funds on providing special education and related services Plus any unused carryover from previous year. § (a)(3) Number of eligible parentally-placed private school CWDs*___ Total number of eligible CWDs in the school district (public and private) *(Children with disabilities) = % of LEA IDEA Part B Grant for Equitable Services to Parentally-Placed CWDs 6

7 Proof of Consultation 7 Signed, written affirmation after consultation occurs – from representatives of participating private schools If no affirmation provided within a reasonable period of time after consultation, forward documentation of consultation process to OSPI in iGrants 267 appendix.

8 Private School Officials Right to Submit Complaint 8 Complaint to OSPI – Similar to right of complaint by private schools under NCLB Basis of complaint – Consultation was not meaningful and timely; and/or – School district did not give due consideration to views of private school officials or parent representatives

9 DISCLAIMER Training provided today is meant to supplement and not supplant reading bulletins and accompanying documents; guidance from the U.S. Department of Education; chapter A WAC; Part 300 of the federal regulations; and, the Individuals with Disabilities Act. This presentation and/or materials should be viewed and applied by users according to their specific needs. The presentation should be used as guidance and is not intended as legal advice. Douglas H. Gill, Ed.D., Director, Special Education, OSPI

10 What Questions Do You Have? Q and A: Questions and Answers On Serving Children With Disabilities Placed by Their Parents at Private Schools (April 2011) – WAC A through (State) 34 CFR §§ through (Federal) 10


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