• NC 1501-6.2 Child Find for Parentally Placed Private School Children with Disabilities

    (a) General. The LEA where the private school is located must locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private schools, including religious, elementary and secondary schools, in accordance with paragraphs (b) through (e) of this section. This does not prohibit a parent from requesting an evaluation from the LEA in which the child resides. 

    (b) Child find design. The child find process must be designed to ensure--

    (1) The equitable participation of parentally placed private school children; and

    (2) An accurate count of those children.

    (c) Activities. In carrying out the requirements of this section, the LEA must undertake activities similar to the activities undertaken for the agency’s public school children.

    (d) Cost. The cost of carrying out the child find requirements in this section, including individual evaluations, may not be considered in determining if an LEA has met its obligation.

    (e) Completion period. The child find process must be completed in a time period comparable to that for other students attending public schools in the LEA.

    (f) Out-of-State children. Each LEA in which private, including religious, elementary and secondary schools are located, must, in carrying out the child find requirements in this section, include parentally placed private school children who reside in a state other than the state in which the private schools that they attend are located.

    (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(10)(A)(ii); 34 CFR 300.131) 


    If you need assistance requesting an evaluation to determine eligibility or continuing eligibility for special education services,

    Please contact Jacqui Hawkins, EC Parent Liaison, at 336.370.8355 or hawkinj@gcsnc.com.


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