Private school placement by parents
When parents enroll their child in a private school, the child may be eligible to receive some special education and related services from the school district that serves the town where the private school is located. The services that the child will receive are described in a “service plan.”
However, “parent placed” children are not automatically entitled to receive any or all of the IEP services that they would have received if they were enrolled in public school. What services these children receive is entirely dependent on the school district’s decisions regarding the way that they will spend the portion of their special education funding that legally must be used for services to children in local private schools.
More information regarding this complicated subject is available in a booklet at the U.S. Department of Education website.