Private School Services

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    • Please also note if you change schools, you must resubmit your application for the new school.

     


     

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  • ESE Parentally Placed Private Schools Students with Disabilities (Private School - PPPSSD) - Questions and Answers

    What Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services will be available to eligible private schools students for the upcoming school year?

    As a result of the  Annual Consultation with Private School Representatives and the parent survey, the following is an outline of the agreement for the upcoming school year:

    • Reevaluation of private school students.
    • Access to public school training for private school staff and parents.
    • All ESE Services are up to a maximum of 60 minutes per week.
    • Academic services- Varying Exceptionality (VE) are provided on the private school sites until the proportionate share is exhausted.
    • Therapy services are provided on the private school sites before or after school until the proportionate share is exhausted.
      • Students with Language Impairment may receive VE services
      • Speech/Language (K-12)
      • DHH Services (K-12)
      • Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy (K-12)
      • Vision Services (K-12)
      • Consultative services (K-12 case by case basis)
      • Services may be group or individual.

    If my child is eligible to receive services as a Private School-PPPSSD student, will the school district develop a new Individual Education Plan (IEP)?

    • No. Children in private schools are not entitled to a Free, Appropriate, and Public Education {FAPE}. The special education services to be provided will be described on a Service Plan (SP).

    Will the Service Plan include the same special education and related services that were on my child’s IEP when she/he was in public school?

    • No. The SP is only required to include the type and amount of special education that the school district will provide during the school year, as outlined in the annual consultation agreement.

    How will the Service Plan be developed?

    • A meeting will be scheduled and will include the parent(s), a teacher from the private school, private school representation and a Pinellas County Schools representative. The student may also be included as appropriate.

    What are the district's procedures for requesting an initial evaluation for students?

    • Parents have the right to request an ESE evaluation for a private school student, and the district retains the Child Find obligation to locate, evaluate, and identify these students.
    • Parents who may need an initial evaluation contact their home zone school to make the request. The home zone school can be located at https://www.pcsb.org/zone.

    What are the district's procedures for requesting an initial evaluation for students who may have disabilities who are not enrolled in any school?

    • Parents have the right to request an ESE evaluation for a student who in not enrolled in any school but resides within the district. Pinellas County School District retains the Child Find obligation to locate, evaluate, and identify these students.
    • In carrying out Child Find for non-enrolled school aged children, Pinellas County Schools engages in Child Find activities similar to public school enrolled students. Parents who may need an initial evaluation contact their home zone school to make the request. The home zone school can be located at https://www.pcsb.org/zone.

    Additional Information:

    • Information and services available to families of students with disabilities
    • Newsletter
    • www.pcsb.org/ese
    • Click on “important news”
    • Weekly Newsletter Updates
    • District Workshops
    • Technical Assistance
    • ESE Advisory

     

    Contact Information:

           727-669-1221  ext. 2073

           Kathy Moskalczyk, Coordinator

     

     

     


     

     

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