Special Education/aide in private school

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My son has not done well in his current public school placement. I wanted to send him to yeshiva for my beliefs but we couldn't afford it. Also, the yeshiva feels he needs an aide. My district said they won't provide one, that there was a ruling about this.I replied that the ruling related to paying for jewish private schooling or special ed jewish private schooling. They have to provide an aide at their school, it seems unreasonable to me that they wouldn't have to do this at a jewish school especially since their placement is not working well. I do not want to be reimbursed private school tuition. I only want an aide. Thoughts?

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Mandy,

The law specifically prohibits public schools from paying tuition and fees to religiously affiliated private schools. Sorry.

I wish you and your son the best,
Tim Runner, Advocate
Advocates for Kids
Email: timrunner@gmail.com
Phone: (949) 582-3601
You can learn more at my web site:
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Questions concerning special education: IEP, assessments, Due Process, mediation, resolution conference, federal law, state law, qualifying for services, residential treatment, special day classes, resource specialists, procedures, having your child assessed, adaptive PE, speech & language, non-public school, FAPE, and tuition reimbursement.

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I have been an education advocate representing students and parents for six years. My experience includes: representing my clients in IEPs, SSTs, Due Process, review assessment results for my clients, and mediations. I have represented clients with learning disabilities, autism, Downs Syndrome, cognitively challenged, emotional problems, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, and physical disabilities. I have also represented clients to County Mental Health Departments and Regional Centers. My clients range from pre-school to college students in many states.

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I have a degree in Mathematics from the University of California with minors in Psychology and Physics. I also studied applied statistics in psychology at the graduate level. I have taught college classes, conducted seminars, written articles for various publications, and testified as an expert witness.

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