Non-Public Students

Parentally-Placed Private and Home Schooled Students

The School District of Washington, in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), provides services to parentally-placed private school students, including home schooled students with disabilities. Child find activities apply to all students within our district boundaries in order to identify those with disabilities. Evaluation procedures will be applied to students in accordance with IDEA and continued eligibility will be reviewed on a triennial basis unless otherwise needed or requested by the district, private school, and/or parent.

Under the Equitable Services Provided (34 CFR 300.138) provision, only specific services to be provided by the Local Education Agency (LEA) are required. Individual Service Plans (ISPs) therefore, will be developed and reviewed at least annually for those students accessing and attending special education and related services offered through the School District of Washington.

The School District of Washington plans the services model for participating families under the advisement of multiple stakeholder groups. Stakeholder data collection not only includes direct nonpublic agency and patron consultation, but tutor and patron survey data as well. Continued study is needed to ensure quality services. Please consider participation in future informational sessions, surveys, and engagement groups.

Board Policy IGBA-AP4

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 the child would receive if enrolled in a public school. However, pursuant to board policy, the School District of Washington will provide equitable special education and related services to eligible students to the extent required by state and federal law. Click here to view the entire policy.

Service Calendar

Service Week Start Date
Service Week End Date
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Friday, January 5, 2024
Friday, May 17, 2024

After school services are available two days per week (Tuesday and Thursday).

On-site services are offered for speech and language services and academic interventions on a limited basis.

PPPS & Homeschool IDEA Calender

PPPS & Homeschool Idea Calender


Non-Public School Participation in Services
Through the CARES Act

Section 18005 of the Act provides that Local Education Agencies (LEAs) receiving funds from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund must provide equitable services to non-public schools as required under section 1117 of the ESEA. Click here for the entire notice.

Parentally-Placed Private School and Homeschool Consultation Meeting for Administrators, Special Education Lead Teachers and Parents

Fall Consultation Public Meeting
Thursday, September 14, 2023, 1:30 p.m.
Board of Education Board Room
220 Locust Street
Washington, MO 63090

Spring Consultation Public Meeting
(Date and Time Yet to Be Announced)
Board of Education Board Room
220 Locust Street
Washington, MO 63090