Guidelines for Parentally-Placed Students
Parentally-placed students are students whose parents have placed them in a non-public school at the parent's expense. These students may be New York City residents or may reside outside New York City but in New York State, or may reside in another state. The DOE has certain responsibilities for parentally-placed students who are attending a non-public school located in New York City, regardless of where they reside. A parent of a parentally-placed student who has been found eligible for special education services must request them in writing from the school district of location, in this case, the New York City service district CSE Office. To facilitate this process, the CSE Office will send out the Request for Special Education Services form every year to all parents of parentally-placed students with disabilities that they have identified as their responsibility. In order for services to continue, parents must complete the form and return it to the appropriate CSE Office.