SB 1087 Modifies provisions regarding early childhood special education
Sponsor:Days Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:3730S.01P Fiscal Note:3730-01
Last Action:04/01/04 - Referred H Education Committee Journal page:H907
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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SB 1087 - Current law expresses that school districts may coordinate with public, private, and private not-for-profit agencies for the delivery of efficient early childhood special education. This act changes the aforementioned "may" to "shall".

This act requires school districts providing early childhood special education to give consideration to the value of continuing services with Part C providers for the remainder of a school year when developing an individualized education program for a student who has received services pursuant to Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and reaches the age of three years during a regular school year. Further, the act removes language from the section which specifies that preference shall be given to the continuation of services with the student's private provider unless the cost exceeds the average per student cost of early childhood education in the district.

This act is similar to the SCS/SB 632 & SB 644 from 2003.