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Subject: New Guidance from OSEP on serving students with disabilities placed by their parents in private schools

Source: Jackie Bruner, Director, Compliance

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, School Administrators

Date: May 11, 2011


A new Question and Answer document on Serving Children With Disabilities Placed by Their Parents at Private Schools from the Office of Special Education Programs is now available at:,root,dynamic,QaCorner,1,.  This document answers many questions LEAs may have concerning their responsibility to these students including child find, consultation with representatives of private schools, and proportionate share services. 

In addition, there are other technical assistance documents available which LEAs may use to assist them in the process:

If you have questions concerning the responsibility of the LEA in regard to privately placed students with disabilities, please call the Compliance Section of the Office of Special Education at 573-751-0699.