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Oregon public school districts and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) programs may place children in, or refer children to, private schools or private preschools as a means of providing special education and related services. Private schools providing these services must meet specific state public education standards.
Private Schools Approved for Special Education
Please note: For preschools without an Office of Child Care Certificate of Approval, and for all School-age private schools, additional documentation is due with this 2016-2017 renewal application.
For schools currently approved to provide Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education services to preschool-age children with disabilities.
For schools currently approved to provide Special Education services to school-age students with disabilities (or both preschool and school-age).
Private schools intending to become a provider must apply to ODE, Office of Student Learning and Partnerships (OSL&P). The annual approval period begins on August 15 of each year. ODE accepts new applications throughout the year for the current school year. The initial approval period is the date of ODE’s notification of approval until August 15 of the current year. Renewal applications are provided to currently approved schools for the following school year.
Application for approval to provide Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education services to preschool children with disabilities.
Application for approval to provide special education services to school-age children with disabilities (or combination of preschool and school-age).
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