2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Rate Study for Special Education Private Day Programs (language only)

Item 293 #1s

Item 293 #1s

Health and Human Resources
Children's Services Act


Page 279, after line, 19, insert:

"4. In addition, the study shall, at a minimum: (i) provide a mechanism to assess private day-only providers separately from private day schools incorporated as part of a residential level of care; (ii) include all possible designations and diagnoses for student populations; (iii) provide definitions and clear delineation between all staff and positions used by private day schools and assessed in the study; (iv) define which staff positions can be included in the classroom staff ratio assessment; (v) assess all costs associated with regulatory licensing; (vi) assess the costs associated with food services, supplies, and meal preparation as they relate to daily costs; (vii) consider any and all district and provider calendars as well as school days in determining day rates; (viii) assess the costs of children placed in residential care for academic reasons only; (ix) require providers to report costs and distinguish between different locations; (x) determine appropriate measurement and reporting criteria to address children diagnosed with multiple psychiatric designations; and (xi) require providers to report separately on any specialty programs within a region."


(This amendment adds additional evaluation requirements to the rate study for special education private day programs.)