If parents are dissatisfied with the special education being offered by a public school and decide to enroll their student in a private school, the parents may be able to seek tuition reimbursement from the school district. Parents are required to notify the school, in writing, 10 days before removing their student from the public school and enrolling them in a private school.
Parents will have to pay the private school tuition themselves, and then seek reimbursement in Due Process Hearing. In the hearing, the parents will have to prove that the school district did not make a free, appropriate public education available to the student before the student’s removal from public school and that the private school is appropriate for the student. If the parents are unsuccessful at the Due Process Hearing, they will not be reimbursed for the private school tuition.
The Law Office of Neubia L. Harris, PLLC represents parents who are seeking tuition reimbursement in Due Process Hearings.