Most recently amended by the Board of Education: June 25, 2013.
(1) Each school district shall pay for the special education and related services specified in the approved individual education plan for every student in need of special education for whom the district is assigned financial responsibility under 603 CMR 28.00: Special Education.
(2) School districts which enroll non-resident students pursuant to M.G.L. c. 74 , § 7 (vocational schools), M.G.L. c 76, §12A (Metco receiving districts), § 12B (school choice receiving districts), or c. 71, § 89 (charter schools) shall provide and pay for the special education and related services specified in the approved individual education plan for every student so enrolled whose special education needs can be met in a program operated by the district.
(3) For the purposes of determining the tuition for students within individual education plans under M.G.L. c.76, § 12B, and under any other program for which the Department is required to establish a tuition reflecting the full cost of such services, said tuition shall include:
(4) State payments to school districts under the special education circuit breaker reimbursement program, so-called (M.G.L. c.71B, s.5A, ) shall be made in accordance with 603 CMR 10.07(5) through 10.07(11). Claims for reimbursement under this program shall be submitted by the district that has financial responsibility under 603 CMR 28.03(4).
(6) Instructional Cost Groups. The Department shall annually establish pricing standards for each of the following instructional cost groups. Such pricing standards shall be annually increased using the estimated rate of inflation as determined by the Operational Services Division for use in program pricing.
(7) Tuition Costs. If a student is tuitioned to a program outside of the district, 603 CMR 10.07 (6) shall not apply and the instructional cost shall be based on the tuition paid by the district. Program tuition rates shall exclude all transportation costs, and shall not exceed the rates approved by the Operational Services Division if such approval is required.
(8) Extended Day and Extended Year. Costs for extended day or extended year services shall be eligible only if such services are specified on the student's IEP, and shall be calculated in accordance with 603 CMR 10.07 (6) or (7).
(9) Reimbursement for Individual Districts. Instructional costs eligible for reimbursement under this program shall be reported by a school district to the Department in a form and manner as prescribed by the Department. The Department may require such reports to include state-assigned student identification numbers (SASIDs) and such other personal identifying information as is needed. The Department shall review reports provided by individual districts and shall approve reported costs that are eligible for reimbursement pursuant to 603 CMR 10.07 within 30 days of the submission by the district, subject to the following requirements:
(10) School districts shall submit such information as the Department requires for the purposes of 603 CMR 10.07, in such form and within the filing deadlines established by the Department.
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Last Updated: July 2, 2013
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