Private School and Home School Parentally Placed Students

Private Schools and Home Schools
 
  • The reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA ’04) requires each school district to conduct timely and meaningful consultation with private school representatives prior to implementing child find activities to determine the number of parentally placed students with disabilities attending private schools located in the school district. Because the state treats students with disabilities in home schools, with regard to the provision of special education and related services, school districts must also effect timely and meaningful consultation with home school representatives and representatives of parents of students in home school programs.
  • To ensure meaningful consultation, the school district must consult with private school and home school representatives and representatives of parents of parentally placed private school students and home school students with disabilities during the design and development of special education and related services and any decision that affects the opportunities of eligible private and home school children.
 
Consultation with Private and Home School Representatives
 
The Jasper County Department of Special Services will schedule at the beginning of each school year a meeting for the
purpose of Consultation with Private and Home School Representatives during the course of each school year. These meetings will be held in August/September in the late afternoon to accommodate Private and Home School Representatives.
 
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Identification of a student with special needs in a private school or home school:
 
  • When a private school or home school suspects a student of requiring a referral for
    assistance, they will contact the Special Education Director at the Jasper County School District  Any student requiring assistance is eligible for the MTSS/SIT process.
  • The private or home school will schedule a meeting to include the student’s parent(s), classroom teacher, and other relevant staff members at which the respective MTSS/SIT Coordinator and school psychologist will attend. The meeting will take place at the private school or home public school.
  • The team will follow the MTSS/SIT procedures, as outlined in the MTSS/SIT packet.
  • If the student meets eligibility as a student with a disability and requires special education services, only speech and language therapy will be addressed by the Jasper County School District if the student continues to attend the private or home school.
  • If speech services are to be provided, students 3-13 years of age will receive speech at their private or home school and students 14 years of age and older will receive speech at the Ridgeland Hardeeville High School.
  • If the parent chooses to enroll the student in the public school, and the student meets eligibility as a student with a disability and requires specialized instruction, an IEP will be developed by the IEP team and all special education services recommended will be provided.