Private or Parochial Schools and Special Education

Verona Area School District (VASD) has the responsibility for implementing the IDEA requirements for parentally-placed private school students with disabilities in grades 4K through grade 12 who attend state-recognized private or parochial (PP) (elementary & secondary) schools within VASD boundaries, regardless of their district of residency.  At this time, Hickory Hill Academy is the only private school within VASD boundaries.


Students attending private/parochial schools in VASD boundaries:

For students who meet eligibility for an IEP, VASD is responsible for offering 3-year reevaluations and determining if any services will be offered to the private school via a Service Plan.  

  • If the services the student received via their IEP are within the array of services offered at private schools, the parent is notified and a service plan can be developed to outline the services.

  • Direct Services

    • Speech/Language Therapy - for Speech, Language, or Fluency

    • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Instruction

    • Audiology

    • Vision Instruction

    • Orientation & Mobility

  • Monthly Consultation Services

    • Speech/Language Therapy

    • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Instruction

    • Audiology

    • Vision Instruction

    • Orientation & Mobility

    • Occupational Therapy

    • Physical Therapy

    • Social Skills/Behavior

  • If the services the student received in their IEP are not within the array of services, VASD will discuss with the parent that no services are available in the private school, but that the student remains entitled to services should they enroll in the public schools.


If you believe your child, or a child in your private/parochial school, may meet WI Special Education Eligibility Criteria and need special education services, please contact Rachelle McCullough at mccullor@verona.k12.wi.us.

For additional information about Special Education for Parentally Placed Private School Students, see the DPI page on this topic.

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