Has anyone heard of a school district calling SDCs that are located in the public schools, an NPS? My son is going to return home soon, after having been at a residential treatment center for a year and a half. The school district used to send kids with- severe emotional disability to Non-Public Schools, which are private schools who serve that specific type of population. They have a huge mental health support component with group therapy, indiv therapy, and lots of support staff. Well, now it seems that the school district is "renaming" their SDCs and calling them "NPS"s! Is this legal? I am sure it is a cost issue, but my son has the right to an NPS through his IEP. A real NPS, not just an SDC that they are calling an NPS!! My son hasn't been in an SDC since 2nd grade, and is now going to be in 7th. I am located in California. Thank you.