My child is attending a private school. Can we still have the public school system provide Special Education Services for our child attending a private school and has an IEP?
Yes, you can have your child receive special education services and the extensive benefits of an IEP. The school system is required to provide any special education service that a student requires. For example, if the student has been tested and is found to need speech therapy, the public school system is required to provide an IEP and provide speech therapy. The time and place for the child to receive the therapy is determined during the IEP meeting. The public school is required by law to provide special education services at the public school or at a different location.
During the IEP meeting when parents ask for special education services and or therapy for a student not enrolled in the public school, the response most often heard is no. Unfortunately too often the Public schools will not even allow an IEP meeting to take place if the student is not enrolled.