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Title 16 : Education

Chapter 021 : Maintenance of Public Schools

(Cite as: 16 V.S.A. § 826)
  • § 826. Notice of tuition rates; special education charges

    (a) A school board, or the board of trustees of an independent school meeting education quality standards, that proposes to increase tuition charges shall notify the school board of the school district from which its nonresident students come, and the Secretary, of the proposed increase on or before January 15 in any year; such increases shall not become effective without the notice and not until the following school year.

    (b) A school board or the board of trustees of an independent school meeting education quality standards may establish a separate tuition for one or more special education programs. No such tuition shall be established unless the State Board has by rule defined the program as of a type that may be funded by a separate tuition. Any such tuition shall be announced in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section. The amount of tuition shall reflect the net cost per pupil in the program. The announcement of tuition shall describe the special education services included or excluded from coverage. Tuition for part-time students shall be reduced proportionally.

    (c) Excess special education costs incurred by a supervisory union in providing special education services to a student beyond those covered by tuition may be charged to the student’s supervisory union for the district of residence. However, only actual costs or actual proportionate costs attributable to the student may be charged.

    (d) The State Board shall adopt rules relating to the types of special education programs that may establish tuition charges and relating to methods and times of calculating excess charges. (Added 1969, No. 298 (Adj. Sess.), § 57; amended 1987, No. 235 (Adj. Sess.), § 9; 1991, No. 24, § 12; 1995, No. 34, § 3; 2001, No. 8, § 10; 2009, No. 44, § 13, eff. May 21, 2009; 2013, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 99, eff. Feb. 14, 2014; 2015, No. 23, § 25; 2017, No. 173 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. May 25, 2018.)