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CHILDREN ENROLLED BY THEIR PARENTS IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS - Statute

6. Requires child find in private schools.
In calculating the proportionate amount of federal funds, the LEA, after timely and meaningful consultation with representatives of private schools as described in Section 612(a)(10)(A)(iii), shall conduct a thorough and complete child find process to determine the number of parentally placed children with disabilities attending private schools located in the LEA. [612(a)(10)(A)(i)(II)]

Dialogue Starter - Cross-stakeholder

Reaction Questions

  1. How might this new provision impact current LEA activities related to child find?


  2. In your opinion, what would “timely and meaningful consultation with private school representatives” look like?


Application Questions

  1. How is the process of child find defined for private schools in your LEA?


  2. How is it implemented in private schools in your LEA?


  3. Who is involved in setting the process?

    These questions were developed by the following stakeholders working together:


    Role: LEA -Special Education Director and
    Federal Programs Directors
    Location: Georgia

    Role: Public Policy Specialist
    National Association Office
    Location: Virginia

    Role: Parent/Consultant
    Location: Virginia

    Role: Policymaker
    Location: Washington, DC

    Role: Administrator
    National Association Office
    Location: Virginia