Hi, my name is Viktoria. My son is 11 years old (5th grade) and has ADHD. The public school doesn't seem like fully understand his needs. So far they provide IEP for him but I do not like these classes. I do not believe that seating in the same class with disable children of 3rd and 4th grade will be beneficial for my 5th grade son. He is more than capable to learn and be successful but needs more personal attention and teachers who has experience with ADHD problems. I found very good private school nearby which is specializes on children with ADHD and other miner learning disabilities but tuition will cost us around $47,000 which we cannot afford. I need your advice what should we do and what are the possible options for us?
Unfortunately they don't have to provide the best possible education for each student, just an "appropriate" one and cost can be taken into account. Very hard to get private placement for what you describe as "minor".
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Yes it may be possible to have the school district pay for an out of district placement for your son if they are not able to meet his needs and provide him with a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. They must meet his social, emotional, academic, and physical needs. However, there are steps that need to be taken and I would suggest sitting down with an attorney who practices special education law to go through the facts in detail and to learn more about your rights.
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You need to seek consultation with an attorney experienced in handling special education matters. This forum is not designed for individual advice. The law provides that your district must provide him with a free, appropriate public education. If the IEP team determines that his needs are not being met in district then it may make an out of district placement. If the IEP team makes that placement the district covers 100% of the cost of the placement including transportation.
You need to meet with an attorney experienced in special education cases to have your son's case evaluated.
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The short answer is yes, it is possible to have a school district pay for a private special education school. Whether your child's particular situation warrants that, and the best way to go about it, can only be assessed after the educational records are fully evaluated.
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