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Private school children with disabilities   

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(a) The local educational agency shall make provision for the participation of private school children with disabilities in special education programs under this part by providing them with special education and related services in accordance with the provisions of this article and Section 1412(a)(10)(A) of Title 20 of the United States Code and Section 300.132 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(b) The local educational agency or, where appropriate, the department, shall ensure timely and meaningful consultation with private school representatives and representatives of parents of parentally placed private school children with disabilities during the design and development of special education and related services for the children in accordance with Section 1412(a)(10)(A)(iii) of Title 20 of the United States Code and Section 300.134 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(c) When timely and meaningful consultation as required in subdivision (b) has occurred, the local educational agency shall obtain a written affirmation signed by the representatives of participating private schools, and if the representatives do not provide the affirmation within a reasonable period of time, the local educational agency shall forward the documentation of the consultation process to the department in accordance with Section 1412(a)(10)(A)(iv) of Title 20 of the United States Code.

(d) A private school official shall have the right, pursuant to Section 1412(a)(10)(A)(v) of Title 20 of the United States Code and Section 300.136 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, to submit a complaint to the department that the local educational agency did not engage in consultation that was meaningful and timely or did not give due consideration to the views of the private school official.

(e) The provision of equitable services for children enrolled in private schools by their parents shall be provided by employees of a public agency, as defined in Section 56028.5, or through contract by the public agency with an individual, association, agency, organization, or other entity.

(f) Special education and related services, including materials and equipment, provided to a pupil with a disability who has been parentally placed in a private school shall be secular, neutral, and nonideological, as required by Section 1412(a)(10)(A)(vi) of Title 20 of the United States Code and Section 300.138(c)(2) of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 56, Sec. 27.)

Reference:

Education Code 56028.5

20 USC 1412

34 CFR 300.132

34 CFR 300.134

34 CFR 300.136

34 CFR 300.138