2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Stuart
DOE - Increase Public Day School Programs for Students With Disabilities

Item 132 #7s

Item 132 #7s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Department of Education, Central Office Operations FY2017 $0 FY2018 $250,000 GF

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(This amendment provides funds to the CSA to allow localities to apply for "demonstration grants" to design and implement promising strategies which increase the availability of public day programs for students with disabilities. Strategies would focus on increasing the flexibility of CSA and/or other resources made available to school divisions to address the needs of students with disabilities who might otherwise be placed in private educational settings. Such demonstration projects would be distributed through a competitive application process with strict evaluation requirements. At the conclusion of the demonstration projects, results would be presented to the General Assembly in consideration of future policy decisions. Such demonstration grants shall have cost accountability mechanisms built into the project. Special considerations should be given to demonstration projects that specifically address the needs of students with autism, the fastest growing sub-population of students receiving private day education services as well as projects that include public/private partnerships.)