The mission of the Non-Public Tuition agency is to provide funding, oversight, and leadership for required special education and related services for children with disabilities who attend special education schools and programs under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Non-Public Tuition funds a variety of required specialized services, including instruction, related services, educational evaluations, and other supports and services provided by day and residential public and nonpublic special education schools and programs. The agency also funds students with disabilities who are District residents placed by the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) into foster homes and attending public schools in those jurisdictions. The budget also provides for supplemental payments to St. Coletta’s Public Charter School to cover the costs of students who require specialized services beyond what can be supported through the Uniform Per Student Funding Formula (UPSFF). Administration of the program is supported by providing staff resources to administer the Non-Public Tuition funds.