Nonpublic Proportionate Share

  • *Please note, information is adapted from:
    ISBE Guidance on Proportionate Share


    On May 18, 2020, at 3:00 pm, a meeting was conducted virtually by Antioch School District 34:

    The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the district’s plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools and home schools within the district for the 2020-2021 school year.

    If you have further questions pertaining to this meeting, please contact Ann Scully, Director of Student Services, at 847.838.8401.


    Private Schools
    • Under Federal law, dis­tricts are only required to spend a portion of their Fed­eral special education funds on students with disabilities in private school. Called “proportionate share,” this sum is usually much smaller than the overall funding a district can spend on students with disabilities within the public schools. Also, when proportionate share funds run out during the school year, a district can choose to end ser­vices for the rest of the school year.

    ISP vs. IEP

    • Unlike students in public schools, students with disabili­ties in private schools are not entitled to an IEP. Instead, districts will often provide an Individual Services Plan or “ISP” to students with disabilities who will be receiving services from the school district during the school year. An ISP is a much less detailed document that often will only describe the types of service being provided, the frequency of the services, and the location where those services will be provided. If appropriate, the district might also add a goal or short-term objective, but this is not required in all cases.

    Timely and Meaningful Consul­tation (TMC)

    • The district will periodically invite parents to attend a meeting called “Timely and Meaningful Consul­tation,” sometimes simply called “TMC.” Such a meeting is required to take place in every district in which a pri­vate school is located throughout Illinois. The meeting is typically held annually (although districts can conduct them more frequently if districts choose or if circumstanc­es might require an additional meeting). TMC meetings must, under Federal rules, involve representatives of the private schools as well as “parent representatives” of pri­vate school parents and students. These meetings will typ­ically outline the amount of “proportionate share” fund­ing the district has for the school year, as well as the types of service the district plans on providing during the year.

    Proportionate Share Services

    2020-2021 School Year

    *As determined by the Timely Meaningful Consult meeting held on May 18, 2020


    IF funds are allocated to District 34 for IDEA PreSchool and Flow-Thru for Proportionate share services:  90 percent of funds will be allocated to Speech and Language Services and 10 percent to supplies and materials for the homeschools/parochial schools


    Released in June 2019:

    FY 21 IDEA PreSchool Proportionate Share Funds for Antioch 34:  $0

    FY 21 IDEA Flow-Thru Proportionate Share Funds for Antioch 34: $2808



    This district is still responsible for Child Find obligation and consideration of evaluation for students for special education eligibility.  Please contact Ann Scully if you are concerned about your homeschool or Faith Lutheran student.  

    If your student is found eligible, all services are determined by the individual student service teams.  These services are determined annually as part of a student’s Individual Service Plan based on the agreed terms under the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Proportionate Share services and allocated based on the funds available and determination of the Timely Meaningful Consult team (May 2020).


    These services are only available for students previously identified as special education eligible.

    Collaboration with the parochial school principal and the Antioch District 34 Director of Student Services is required in order for these services (if available) to be started as well as the development of an Individual Service Plan.


    As of June 2019, the only parochial school within Antioch District 34 boundaries is Faith Lutheran School.