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Subchapter 002 : AID FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES(Cite as: 16 V.S.A. § 2969)
§ 2969. Payments
(a) On or before August 15, December 15, and April 15 of each school year, the State Treasurer shall withdraw from the Education Fund, based on warrant of the Commissioner of Finance and Management, and shall forward to each supervisory union and its member districts to the extent they anticipate reimbursable expenditures under this chapter, the amount of State assistance estimated in accordance with State Board rules to be necessary to fund sections 2961 through 2963a of this title in the current fiscal period. The State Board shall by rule ensure that the amount of such assistance shall be adjusted to compensate for any overpayments or underpayments determined, after review and acceptance of the reports submitted under section 2968 of this title, to have been made in previous periods. Notwithstanding this subsection, failure to submit the reports within the timelines established by subsection 2968(a) of this title shall result in the withholding of any payments until the report is filed.
(c) For the purpose of meeting the needs of students with emotional behavioral problems, each fiscal year the Secretary shall use for training, program development, and building school and regional capacity, up to one percent of the State funds appropriated under this subchapter.
(d) For the training of teachers, administrators, and other personnel in the identification and evaluation of, and provision of education services to children who require educational supports, each fiscal year the Secretary shall use up to 0.75 percent of the State funds appropriated under this subchapter. In order to set priorities for the use of these funds, the Secretary shall identify effective practices and areas of critical need. The Secretary may expend up to five percent of these funds for statewide training and shall distribute the remaining funds to school districts or supervisory unions.
(e) School districts and supervisory unions that apply for funds under this section must submit a plan for training that will result in lasting changes in their school systems and give assurances that at least 50 percent of the costs of training, including in-kind costs, will be assumed by the applicant. The Secretary shall establish written procedures and criteria for the award of such funds. In addition, the Secretary may identify schools most in need of training assistance and may pay for 100 percent of the assistance to the supervisory union or school district for these schools to fund the provision of training assistance for these schools. (Added 1989, No. 107, § 9; amended 1989, No. 230 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 7, 22; 1995, No. 157 (Adj. Sess.), § 19 eff. July 1, 1997; 1995, No. 157 (Adj. Sess.), § 24; 1997, No. 60, § 30e, eff. July 1, 1998; 1997, No. 71 (Adj. Sess.), § 116, eff. March 11, 1998; 2005, No. 71, § 267; 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 211, eff. Feb. 14, 2014; 2015, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. July 1, 2017.)