Nonpublic School - Transfer Referral

Nonpublic School (NPS) | Transfer Referral

Nonpublic, nonsectarian school means a private, nonsectarian school that enrolls individuals with exceptional needs pursuant to an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and is certified by the department. It does not include an organization or agency that operates as a public agency or offers public service, including, but not limited to, a state or local agency, an affiliate of a state or local agency, including a private, nonprofit corporation established or operated by a state or local agency, or a public university or college. A nonpublic, nonsectarian school also shall meet standards as prescribed by the Superintendent and board.

 

 Pre-Referral

  • Complete the Transfer Into LEA form (D/M 52) and obtain the parent/guardian signature.
  • Complete the Nonpublic School Placement Referral form (D/M 134) and obtain the signatures of the person making the referral and the director of special education. Specify the team's preference for a specific Nonpublic School (NPS), if applicable.
  • Juvenile Hall/Nonpublic School Students: If the student's last placement was a local NPS prior to being moved to a juvenile detention center, only complete form D/M 134 upon the student's return to the LEA in lieu of preparing a new transfer packet.

 

Referral

Forward the following completed documents to the attention of the Nonpublic School Coordinator at the SELPA.

  • D/M 52 Transfer Into LEA form
  • D/M 134 Nonpublic School Placement Referral form
  • IEP or IEP Addendum dated within one year of the transfer referral for NPS placement that documents the previous NPS placement
  • Psycho-educational evaluation dated within three years of the transfer referral for NPS placement
  • If the last triennial was completed with a Triennial Assessment Determination form (D/M 119), include the last full psycho-educational report
  • Any additional information

 

Timeline for Services

Within ten (10) business days of receipt of the completed referral packet, the Nonpublic School Coordinator at the SELPA will review the packet for completion and forward it to the LEA's NPS of choice. The NPS will contact the parent and placement will be made within 10 business days.

The NPS will work directly with the LEA to schedule an IEP within 30 days of the student's placement at the school. The placement should be listed on an IEP or IEP Addendum including the NPS, start date, duration, and frequency. The IEP or IEP Addendum should be forwarded to the Nonpublic School Coordinator at the SELPA.

Within five business days of receipt of the Addendum to the IEP, the Nonpublic School Coordinator at the SELPA will develop a Master Contract with the NPS if one does not currently exist and an Individual Service Agreement (ISA). The ISA will be forwarded to the appropriate NPS for signature. The SELPA will enter the NPS placement into the SELPA Management Information System (MIS) database.

For more information, please contact our office at (760) 552-6700