Parentally Placed Private School Students

   

What are the school district’s obligations to parentally-placed private school students with disabilities?
The requirements related to parentally-placed private school students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are found in sections 300.130 – 300.144, Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The corresponding state requirements are found in Rule 6A-6.030281, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). In general, IDEA requires that school districts:

Consult with private school representatives and representatives of parents of parentally-placed private school students with disabilities during the design and development of special education and related services for these students (34 CFR §300.134)
Conduct child find activities to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private, including religious, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district (34 CFR §300.131)

Provide opportunities for the participation of eligible students with disabilities in programs assisted by or carried out under Part B (34 CFR §300.132)
Expend a proportionate amount of the Part B funds for providing special education and related services to parentally-placed private school students with disabilities (34 CFR §300.133)
Source: Florida Department of Education

For any questions or concerns, contact the Miami-Dade County Public Schools IDEA Private School Obligations Office at 305-995-2735.

 

 

 

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