TITLE 16
Education

CHAPTER 16-64
Residence of Children for School Purposes

SECTION 16-64-1.3


§ 16-64-1.3 Educational responsibility for children in group homes and other residential placements.

(a) The city or town in which a foster home, group home, or other residential facility that does not include the delivery of educational services is located shall be responsible for the free appropriate public education of any child residing in those placements, including all procedural safeguards, evaluation, and instruction in accordance with regulations under chapter 24 of this title, for any period during which a child is residing in the city or town. The city or town shall coordinate its efforts with any other city or town to which a child moves when exiting the city or town responsible under this subsection.

(b) The city or town responsible for payment under § 16-64-1.1(c) for payment of a city or town's per pupil special education cost to DCYF for a child placed in a residential facility, group home, or other residential facility that includes the delivery of educational services shall be responsible for the free, appropriate public education, including all procedural safeguards, evaluation and instruction in accordance with regulations under chapter 24 of this title.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1998, ch. 68, § 3; P.L. 2001, ch. 77, art. 22, § 3.)