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.
Annual Consultation Meeting for 2022-23 School Year - April 27, 2022
Child Find Process
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA 2004) requires that school districts locate, identify and evaluate at public expense students who are parentally placed at private schools and who are suspected of having disabilities and needing special education or related services. This is part of the school districts responsibility, known as Child Find.
Private School Supports
Speech and Language Therapy
Volusia County Public Schools provides direct services in the form of speech/language therapy to eligible, parentally-placed private school students with disabilities who are identified as Speech Impaired and/or Language Impaired. Requests for speech therapy need to be submitted by the parent. To request speech and language services please complete the Request for Speech Services form.
More information can be found on our ESE Programs and Services page.
Volusia County Schools provides professional development training by an ESE certified teacher to private school personnel who work with parentally placed private school students with disabilities and identified (IDEA eligible) students with disabilities at private schools. Here is a list of some popular workshops VCS provides. Please contact Susan Kennedy to schedule a workshop or to inquire about trainings not mentioned on the flyer.
Volusia County Schools Problem Solving process is a data driven process that assists students, families and teachers in seeking positive solutions for all students.
The primary goal of the PST is to support teachers and parents by generating effective research- based academic and behavioral strategies for individual targeted students. In addition, Problem Solving Teams can use school-wide and class-wide data to monitor the success and difficulties of groups of students and can offer academic and behavioral interventions to be applied to class or school- wide issues.
Services Plan (SP)
The District will work cooperatively with approved contracted agencies (when applicable), private school representatives, and parents of parentally-placed private school students (PPPSS) with disabilities to identify students who are eligible to receive services under this IDEA (2004) requirement. Services Plan meetings will be scheduled and held for each eligible student whose parents want their child to receive services. The District encourages the participation of parents and private school representatives in this process. Services Plans describe the special education services that the District will provide to each student who will receive services. In Volusia County contact 255-6475 extension 52841.
School Board Policy 203 provides parents with the opportunity to apply for a school other than their assigned-zoned school. Variance applications are available at all Volusia County Schools and may be picked up during regular school hours. Early application is encouraged.
Gifted Program Services
Florida's Department of Education defines a gifted student as one who has superior intellectual development and is capable of high performance. Criteria for eligibility for the program includes:
- Need for special program
- Demonstration of a majority of characteristics for gifted students according to a standard scale or checklist.
- Superior intellectual development as measured by an intelligence quotient of two standard deviations or more above the mean on an individually administered standardized test of intelligence.
Gifted Program Services Contact
FDOE Private School Links
If you have any questions, please see contacts below.
Parentally Placed Private School Students Contacts