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Title 16 : Education

Chapter 101 : SPECIAL EDUCATION

Subchapter 002 : AID FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES

(Cite as: 16 V.S.A. § 2963a)
  • § 2963a. Exceptional circumstances

    (a) In lieu of reimbursement under section 2963 of this title, the Secretary shall reimburse a school district or supervisory union for 80 percent of the costs not eligible for reimbursement under section 2962 of this title for each student causing the school district or supervisory union to be eligible for extraordinary services reimbursement pursuant to that section. However, in order for a school district or supervisory union to be eligible for reimbursement under this section, the total costs of the school district or supervisory union eligible for extraordinary services reimbursement must equal or exceed 15 percent of the total costs eligible for State assistance under sections 2961, 2962, and 2963 of this title.

    (b) An eligible school district or supervisory union may apply to the Secretary to receive reimbursement under this section. The Secretary shall award reimbursement to a school district or supervisory union under this section if the Secretary makes a determination that the school district or supervisory union considered all the cost-effective and appropriate available alternatives for placement and programs for students before incurring these costs. A decision of the Secretary shall be final. (Added 1997, No. 71 (Adj. Sess.), § 87, eff. March 11, 1998; amended 1999, No. 108 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 10, 2000; 2005, No. 182 (Adj. Sess.), § 22; 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 206, eff. Feb. 14, 2014; 2015, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. July 1, 2017.)