Parentally Placed Private School Students (PPPSS)

Professional Development

Direct face-to-face opportunities

Student Support

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.


Parent Information

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. 

Speech and Language Therapy


Child Find

FDLRS Child Find, in coordination with the school districts, locates children who are potentially eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and links them with needed services.

In Volusia County contact 255-6475 extension 52841.


Variance Requests

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.

Variance Contact

Marian Ridgeway
Phone: 386-374-7190 ext. 50815


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 Resources

Gifted Program Services Contact

Cindy Garber
Gifted Program Administrator

Phone: 386-734-7190, ext. 20505

FDOE Private School Links


Student Records

Student Records Contact

Nicole Yates
Phone: 386-374-7190 ext. 20430


 If you have any questions, please see contacts below.


Parentally Placed Private School Students Contacts

Office Specialist
Phone: 386-734-7190 ext. 20071