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Private School Services

Child Find

Each Local Education Agency (LEA) must locate all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private, including religious, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district served by the LEA.  In carrying out the requirements of this section, the LEA must undertake activities similar to the activities undertaken for the agency’s public school children. The child find process must be completed in a time period comparable to that for students attending public schools in the LEA. Per an agreement between the SELPAs within Los Angeles County, the District of Residence (District where the child lives) will complete all assessments for children attending private school. 


Determination of Services

No parentally-placed private school child with a disability has an individual right to receive some or all of the special education and related services that the child would receive if enrolled in a public school.  Decisions about the services that will be provided to parentally-placed private school children with disabilities must be made in accordance with 34 CFR 300.134 and 300.137.  The LEA must make the final decisions with respect to the services to be provided to eligible parentally-placed private school children with disabilities. The Tri-City SELPA provides consultation services to students and private school staff when the student is eligible to receive Specialized Academic Instruction.


Who to Contact

Regardless of which private school your child may attend, please contact your District of Residence to request assessment. Should you need assistance or further information, please contact the Tri-City SELPA.