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Non-Public Schools Approved to Provide Special Education


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The North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE) exists by authority of G.S. 115C–553, G.S. 115C–561, G.S. 115C–563(b) and G.S. 115C–566(a) to administer the requirements of Article 39, Chapter 115C of the North Carolina General Statutes which govern non-public schools (both conventional non-public and home).


Non-Public Schools' EC Program Approval Process

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (PL 108-446) and Article 9 of North Carolina state law require that the Department of Public Instruction monitor on a regular basis non-public schools and facilities that provide special education and related services to children with disabilities who are placed in or referred to them by a local education agency (LEA). If the program maintains approval status, Local Education Agencies (LEAs) may use public education funds to help defray the special education and related services costs for students with disabilities at the school.


Initial Non-Public Schools' Exceptional Children Program Approval Process
The steps outlined will be used for the initial evaluation and approval of Exceptional Children Programs in North Carolina non-public schools.


Prerequisites For Non-Public Schools' Exceptional Children Program Approval
These components are essential for approval of a Non-Public Exceptional Children Program. These items must be in place before the review team conducts an on-site visit.


Non-Public Schools' Annual Exceptional Children Program Self-Assessment
This evaluation document has been developed in conformance with the requirements of Public Law 108-446, Article 9 of Chapter 115C of the North Carolina General Statutes, and Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities.


Non-Public Schools' Exceptional Children Program On-Site Review Activities
The On-site Review will occur upon request for initial approval and then at least once every five years, and can occur more often as deemed necessary.

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