Identification of Pupils with Disabilities
Minnesota law, a “nonpublic school” is defined to include state
approved home schools and private schools (see Minn.Stat.123B.41,
subd.9). Parents who chose to educate a child with a disability in a
home school or a private school are making a private school placement.
school district is obligated, upon request, to evaluate a child to
determine special education eligibility. If a child is found eligible
for special education services, the school district is required to
develop an Individual Services Plan (ISP) that describes the specific
special education and related services that the school district will
provide. The school district is responsible for initiating and
conducting meetings to develop, review and revise the services plan.
Procedural safeguards will be provided to you that explain the
district’s obligation to locate, evaluate, identify, and re-evaluate
children with disabilities.
The school district maintains the
right to determine the location of services and is not obligated to
provide special education benefits or services that are equal to
services provided to public school children. The public school is
required to consult with you to decide what services will be provided,
how services will be provided, and how the services will be evaluated.
You will be given the opportunity to express your views, however, the
school district will make the final decisions with respect to the