For example - A parent resides in the Abbotsford School District and has a child placed at Holy Rosary. They have speech and language concerns and want their child tested. The parents now have 3 options to choose from:
1. Parents can choose to have the school district (Medford) in which the private school (Holy Rosary) resides do the evaluation.
2. Parents can choose to have the school district of residence (Abbotsford) do the evaluation.
3. Parent can choose to have both school districts do the evaluation (not recommended)
If you have one of these situations - please contact me for how to proceed.
Here is the direct Office of Special Education Program (OSEP) interpretation guidance:
OSEP Question and Answer Document on Servicing Children with Disabilities Placed by
Their Parents in Private Schools, Revised April 2011
OSEP letter to EIG, January 28, 2009
A parent of a parentally placed private school student may request a special education
evaluation from the resident school district or the school district where the private school
is located. Although OSEP does not encourage this practice; parents may also request the
two different school districts to evaluate their child at the same time.
Joseph A. Greget
Director of Student Services/Special Education