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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Property, equipment, and supplies (Sec. 300.144)

Comment: A few commenters requested clarification as to whether private school officials may purchase equipment and supplies with Part B funds to provide services to parentally-placed private school children with disabilities designated to receive services.

Discussion: We do not believe the additional clarification suggested by the commenters is necessary. Section 300.144, consistent with section 612(a)(10)(A)(vii) of the Act, already requires that the LEA must control and administer the funds used to provide special education and related services to parentally-placed private school children with disabilities, and maintain title to materials, equipment, and property purchased with those funds. Thus, the regulations and the Act prevent private school officials from purchasing equipment and supplies with Part B funds.

Changes: None.

Children With Disabilities in Private Schools Placed or Referred by Public Agencies