Private School Child Find



Private School Child Find

Pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004, we are required to develop and initiate a system of locating and identifying every disabled private school student in Gwinnett County. After the identification of such students, the law requires us to develop an individualized service plan (ISP) for each disabled private school student, and spend a portion of our total proportionate share of federal funds on each such student for appropriate special education or related services. Home schooled children are considered in the same category and are also eligible for services under this provision of the law. Parentally-placed disabled children in private schools or home schooled disabled students are not entitled to a free appropriate public education; however, the district will offer at its expense services which are appropriate for each such student on an individual basis. Although in most instances speech services will be provided; the ISP team, including the parent, will determine the exact service to be provided. Services may be offered at the student’s private school or at one of our site-based facilities.

Gwinnett County schools hosted an informational meeting on November 28, 2005, wherein this subject was discussed and presented in detail. However, we invite the parents of any home-schooled or privately schooled disabled student between the ages of three and twenty two to contact our department at 678-301-7110 if you would like further information on this initiative.