On this page you will find information about parentally-placed
private school children with disabilities and the obligations of states and
local education agencies (LEA) under
Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
(IDEA 2004) regulations, effective Oct. 13, 2006.
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) provides guidance specific to
private school placement.
The focus of the OSEP guidance is to provide assistance to
states and LEA in complying with requirements of IDEA 2004
responsibility for providing equitable special education and related services
to parentally placed private school children with disabilities, and
of proportionate amount of Federal funds to be expended by an LEA for such
children attending private schools located in their district.
The TEA Division of Federal and State Education Policy has
developed additional guidance specific to reporting requirements, Public
Education Information Management Systems (PEIMS) coding, and proportionate
IDEA Reporting Requirement
Districts must annually collect and
report data on parentally placed private school children with disabilities (34
CFR §300.133(c)). These data determine the amount of IDEA-B funds a
district must spend to provide an individualized services plan (ISP) for
children with disabilities placed by their parents in private schools. More information can be found in the proportionate share guidance section.
Report parentally placed children with disabilities
using the Student Attribution Code “12” on the 101 Student Data –
Demographic record. Schools must report these children in the PEIMS fall data
collection (PEIMS Data Standards).
LEAs must report parentally-placed private
school children with disabilities ages 3-21 who receive special education or related services from the public school district under an ISP.
LEAs do not report parentally-placed private
school children with disabilities ages 3 and 4 who are dually enrolled under 19
TAC §89.1096(c). These students are public school students in the district, not
private school students.
Proportionate Share Guidance
Districts use the data collected to
determine the amount of IDEA-B funds they must spend on providing special
education and related services to children with disabilities placed in private
schools. The district must determine the number of parentally-placed children
with disabilities who are attending private schools within their district. This
number is compared to the number of children with disabilities who are enrolled
in the district and receiving special education and related services. The ratio
informs the district the amount of federal funds that must be expended for
parentally-placed children with disabilities under the IDEA requirements.
Additional Resources and Rules
Below are links to additional resources: