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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Provisions Related to Children With Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools
March 2011
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Formula for Expenditures

Determining the amount of federal IDEA funds to be expended on parentally placed private school children with disabilities is critical to ensuring the LEA meets its obligation to spend a proportionate share of these funds on special education and related services for these children. The formula for determining the proportionate share of the LEA's subgrant is based on the total number of eligible (not on the number served) parentally placed children with disabilities aged 3 through 21 attending private schools located in the district in relation to the total number of eligible public and private school children with disabilities aged 3 through 21 in the LEA's jurisdiction. The formula is:

Total Federal
Flow-Through
Total IDEA-
Eligible Public
and Private
School
X Eligible Children
Enrolled by Their
Parents in Private
Schools Located in
the LEA
= Total
Proportionate
Share for
Parentally Placed
Private School
Children With
Disabilities

LEAs also must expend a proportionate share of their subgrant under section 619 (g) of IDEA for parentally placed children with disabilities aged 3 through 5 who are enrolled by their parents in private schools that meet the definition of "elementary school" in the final Part B regulations. "Elementary school" is defined as a nonprofit institutional day or residential school, including a public elementary charter school that provides elementary education, as determined under state law. This amount is calculated relative to the number of eligible parentally placed private school children aged 3 through 5 with disabilities compared to the total number of eligible children with disabilities in its jurisdiction aged 3 through 5.


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