Non Public Schools Services

Exceptional Student Education Non Public Services provides evaluation services to students who do not participate in the public school system. These services include assistance in initially determining if a non-public school student may need special education services, and conducting reevaluations for identified students with disabilities.

OCPS also partners with Orange County non-profit private schools to provide support and services to students with disabilities. These services are determined through the 
Meaningful Consultation process that takes place between OCPS and private schools representatives on an annual basis. The 2019-2020 service delivery model provides the following supports and services to private school students with disabilities attending affirmed private schools and to the staff that serves them:

  • Supplemental web-based reading intervention program
  • Direct speech services
  • Exceptional Student Education professional learning opportunities
  • Council for Exceptional Children Membership
  • Supplemental resources for students with significant impairments attending private schools with a population consisting only of students with disabilities

The OCPS Non Public Services’ Fall Private School Meeting will be held this year at Nova Southeastern University’s Orlando campus, on September 5, 2019. School administrators, designated staff, and parents are welcome to attend. Reservations are not required.

The Individual Disability Education Act (IDEA) and information pertaining to the Parentally Placed Private School Students with Disabilities component under IDEA will be discussed. This meaningful consultation discussion will include information on proportionate share, services provided to students with disabilities, and the process for partnering with OCPS for these services.                                                                    

OCPS Private School Meeting
To be rescheduled due to Hurricane Dorian
Nova Southeastern University
4850 Millenia Blvd, Orlando, FL 32839

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Contact Information

Beverly Knestrick
Director ESE Policy

Non Public Services Support
Phone  407-317-3501

Office Hours​​
Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Fort Gatlin Administrative Center
3909 S. Summerlin Ave.
Orlando, Florida 32806