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IEP vs. SP
Individual Education Plan (IEP) VS. Service Plan (SP)
The Individual Education Plan (IEP) documents the services required to meet the needs of students identified with a disability. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) governs services provided to students with disabilities who attend public school.
An IEP is a public school document and may be used when converting to a Service Plan for parentally placed private school students.
Children with disabilities enrolled in public schools are entitled to Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and must receive the full range of services under IDEA Part B that are necessary to meet the child’s individual needs through a developed Individual Education Plan (IEP).
A Service Plan (SP) is developed and implemented, upon parent request, for Parentally Placed Private School Students (PPPSS) with a disability who have been designated to receive special education and related services by the school district.
PPPSS have no entitlement to receive special education and related services from the public school district (FAPE).
Public school districts are not required to develop a SP for every PPPSS with a disability.
A SP is limited and reflects only the services that the Local Education Agency (LEA) has determined it will provide to the PPPSS who attend “nonprofit” private schools.
A SP never reflects services or accommodations that are provided to the student by private school personnel.