Rule Rule 581-015-2085
Child Find for Children Attending Private Schools


Each school district must locate, identify and evaluate all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private, including religious, elementary and secondary schools located within the boundaries of the school district.


The child find process for parentally-placed private school children must be designed to ensure the equitable participation of parentally-placed private school children with disabilities and an accurate count of such children.


The school district’s child find activities for parentally-placed private school children must be similar to, and completed within a comparable time period, to child find activities for public school children with disabilities.


The cost of implementing child find activities, including individual evaluations, may not be considered in determining whether a school district has met its obligations to spend a proportionate share under OAR 581-015-2470 (Expenditures for Parentally-Placed Private School Children).


These child find requirements apply to all parentally-placed private school children, including those children who are residents of another state.


Each school district must consult with appropriate representatives of private school children with disabilities on how to carry out these activities, in accordance with OAR 581-015-2480 (Consultation with Representatives of Private School Children with Disabilities).
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