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Parentally Placed Private School Students (PPPSS)

Parentally Placed Private School Students (PPPSS) are students with disabilities enrolled in non-profit private schools. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that school districts expend a proportionate share of their IDEA grant on the provision of services to parentally placed private school students with disabilities.

Each year, Volusia County Public Schools (VCS) consults with private school representatives, and parents of parentally placed private school children, regarding the provision of services and makes a final decision regarding the services provided to students at private schools.

2024-25 Annual Consultation - February 29, 2024

Annual Consultation Meeting for the 2024-25 SY

VCS Meaningful Consultation 10-10-2023

PPPSS Annual Consultation Meeting Recording 2024-25 SY 

Parents of students at Non-profit, Private Schools are invited to participate. Please contact our office for information.

Thomas Allard, Specialist
Email: tjallard@volusia.k12.fl.us
Phone: (386) 734-7190 x50906

Susan Kennedy, ESE Program Specialist
Email: skenned1@volusia.k12.fl.us
Phone: (386) 734-7190 x50909

Johna Norman, ESE Program Specialist
Email: jrnorman@volusia.k12.fl.us
Phone: (386) 734-7190 x50907

Please email questions regarding services to: pppssoffice@volusia.k12.fl.us

Family Empowerment with Unique Abilities (formerly Gardiner and McKay), Florida Tax Credit, and Hope Scholarship Student FAST/EOC Registration

Students enrolled in private schools through the Hope/Family Empowerment/Tax Credit Scholarships MAY choose to participate in the Spring 2024 administration of the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST), End of Course Exam (EOC), and/or the Statewide Science Assessment.

Registration for the 2023-24 Spring administration of State Testing has closed.

If you have any questions, please email:

Email: PPPSSOffice@volusia.k12.fl.us