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Atascadero USD |  AR  6159.2  Instruction

Nonpublic Nonsectarian School And Agency Services For Special Education   

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Procedures specified in law shall govern the selection of appropriate nonpublic school or agency services.

Contracts with a nonpublic school or agency shall be made on forms provided by the California Department of Education and shall include an individual services agreement negotiated for each student. Individual services agreements shall be for the length of time for which nonpublic nonsectarian school services are specified in the student's individualized education program (IEP), not to exceed one year. Changes in educational instruction, services or placement shall be made only on the basis of revisions to the student's IEP. (Education Code 56366)

Before contracting with a nonpublic, nonsectarian school or agency outside California, the Superintendent or designee shall document the District's efforts to find an appropriate program offered by a nonpublic nonsectarian school or agency within California. (Education Code 56365)

Within 15 days of any decision for an out-of-state placement, the student's IEP team shall submit to the Superintendent of Public Instruction a report with information about the services provided by the out-of-state program, the related costs, and the District's efforts to locate an appropriate public school or nonpublic nonsectarian school or agency within California. (Education Code 56365)

If the District decides to place a student with a nonpublic, nonsectarian school or agency outside the state, the District shall indicate the anticipated date of the student's return to a placement within California and shall document efforts during the previous year to return the student to California. (Education Code 56365)

A referral will be made to the SELPA NPS Advisory Committee to document no other appropriate program is available in the SELPA.

Regulation ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: March 7, 2000 Atascadero, California