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CHILDREN ENROLLED BY THEIR PARENTS IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS - Statute

2. State and local funds must supplement and not supplant proportionate amount.
State and local funds may supplement and in no case shall supplant the proportionate amount of federal funds required to be expended under Section 612(a)(10)(A). [612(a)(10)(A)(i)(IV)]

Dialogue Starter - Cross-stakeholder

Reaction Questions

  1. In your view, what situation(s) lead to the IDEA 2004 provisionthat LEAs provide a “proportionate amount of federal funds” to be used for parentally placed students with disabilities in private schools?


  2. How might this provision be viewed by various stakeholders in the school district regarding private school placement?


  3. How might the child find and the provision of services to students with disabilities in private schools be accommodated in the budgeting process?



Application Questions

  1. What funding sources could your school district use to provide services for parentally placed private school students with disabilities?


  2. In your view, how can LEAs communicate their plan to determine the amount of federal funds per student with a disability?


  3. What processes might be in place to ensure the appropriate monitoring, disbursement, and use of those funds?


  4. How might the LEA work with private schools on monitoring the disbursement and appropriate use of funds?


    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