Individualized Service Plan (ISP)
No private school child with a disability has an individual right to receive some or all of the special education services that the child would receive if enrolled in public school.
Pursuant to federal and state law regulations, the District shall spend a proportionate share of federal funds to provide special education and related services to private school children with disabilities ages three (3) to twenty-two (22) eligible for special education services. Decisions about the services that shall be provided to private school children with disabilities were made after consulting with representatives of private school children with disabilities in order to determine:
- Which disabling conditions shall be considered;
- What services shall be provided;
- How and where services shall be provided; and
- How services shall be evaluated
After consulting with representatives of private school children with disabilities, the District determined that the following services shall be provided to private school children with disabilities ages three (3) to twenty-two (22) who are determined to be eligible for special education services. Each private school, which has enrolled students with disabilities, shall be offered one or more of the following options:
- Up to ten (10) hours of consultation services per student per year (regarding curriculum and behavior modifications for each enrolled student with a disability who has been determined to be eligible for special education services.) Such services may be provided by any of the following providers: Speech Language Pathologist, School Psychologist, Special Education Teacher or Occupational Therapist.
- Up to three (3) staff development opportunities for private school staff teaching students with disabilities.
- For students with vision impairment only: up to twelve (12) hours of consultation services to school personnel provided by an itinerant teacher for the visually impaired or a teacher’s instructional assistant for the visually impaired. Such services may include the enlargement and adaptation of materials.
- For students with vision impairment only: up to 10 (ten) hours of orientation and mobility direct or consultation services to be provided on school grounds or the community. Orientation and mobility instructor will provide such services.
Any private school child with a disability who has been designated to receive services under this procedural statement shall have an ISP that describes a specific special education and related services that District shall provide to the child as determined by the District in this policy. The District shall encourage a representative of the private school to attend each meeting involving an individual child’s ISP. If the private school representative cannot attend, the District shall use other methods to ensure participation by the private school. The services offered in this procedural statement may be reviewed by the District at least every three years or more often as the District finds appropriate.
- An IEP team determines that a preschool child with a disability is eligible for special education services and develops an IEP offering placement and related services; and
- The parent agrees with the IEP developed by the IEP team, but declines public school preschool placement in order to enroll his/her child in a private preschool.
- The eligible preschool child shall be considered a private school child with a disability. In such case, the District shall offer the child ISP services in accordance with this procedural statement and federal and state laws and regulations.