Tigard Tualatin School District Private School Plan 2019-20
The Tigard Tualatin School District is committed to serving students whose parents have enrolled them in private schools that are located within the district boundaries. Specific services include the following:
“Child Find”: When parents or private school staff members suspect that a child may have a disability, a referral is made. Tigard Tualatin Special Education staff members convene a team that includes the parent and private school teacher to review the concerns and determine whether an evaluation is warranted. If the team determines that an evaluation for special education eligibility is necessary, TTSD Special Education staff members will complete the evaluation after gaining written parent consent. The team reconvenes to consider the results of the evaluation and determine whether the child meets Federal and State guidelines for eligibility under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
“Child Find”, the process described above, is available at no cost to parents or private schools and applies to all schools (for profit and non-profit) within the TTSD attendance boundaries.
Service Plan: A Service Plan is developed for children who are eligible for special education and attending non-profit private schools. The Service Plan specifies what TTSD staff members will do to support the child’s learning in the private school setting. The menu of options is determined each year after consultation with private school representatives. For 2019-2020, that menu includes the following:
- Up to 120 minutes/month of direct service from a Speech Language Pathologist.
- Up to 60 minutes/month of direct service from a licensed teacher.
Referrals from concerned parents and private school staff members can be made by calling Maria Herrera at 503.431.4137.