Private Placement: TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOL PAYING PRIVATE SCHOOL PLACEMENT

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Lexy:  Does anyone know of any instances occurring in the state of Texas that a public school has paid any portion of a special education student’s private school tuition?

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Chuck
09/19/2016 1:24 pm

There are a few cases of schools paying for residential placement. TX approves certain private schools as nonpublic schools, & provides some funding when schools place students there. Information on this can be found on the TEA special ed webpage.

Lexy
09/20/2016 2:48 pm
Reply to  Chuck

Thank you for that information Chuck. I looked that up and saw the list of approved nonpublic schools. Unfortunately none of the special education schools located in our area are on the list. Every annual ARD meeting the committee recommends continuing private school placement for my daughter. They say how happy and impressed they are with the progress she’s making there. The $20,000 tuition cost I’m having to pay each year is difficult though as a single parent. I wish there was a way of getting some help from the school district. Even just getting the money back I have to pay to them along with my property taxes each year would be nice. These annual Service Plan meetings seem so pointless. They tell me all the help my daughter needs,but don’t have the funding to provide any of it..

Chuck
09/21/2016 2:38 pm
Reply to  Lexy

The school is responsible for providing appropriate service in the district or paying for the private school placement. Contact me about where you live, & I can get you some help. cnoe59@hotmail.com