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§ 9-604. Juvenile's educational rights; duties of Department, Superintendent, and public sc...

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHuman ServicesEffective: July 1, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Human Services (Refs & Annos)
Title 9. Juvenile Services (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Juvenile Services Education Program (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2021
MD Code, Human Services, § 9-604
§ 9-604. Juvenile's educational rights; duties of Department, Superintendent, and public schools
In general
(a)(1) The Department shall notify a juvenile in custody of the juvenile's educational rights.
(2) A juvenile in the custody of the Department who is enrolled in a public school at the time the juvenile is taken into custody may not be disenrolled from that school until after disposition of the juvenile's case.
(3) The public school in which a juvenile under paragraph (2) of this subsection is enrolled shall provide the Department with the educational materials necessary for the juvenile to remain current with the juvenile's educational program at the school in which the juvenile is enrolled.
(4)(i) In consultation with the Board and county boards of education, the Superintendent with the aid of the Department shall develop and implement a procedure to transfer a copy of a juvenile's educational records from the school in which the juvenile is enrolled to a residential facility in which the juvenile is placed.
(ii) The educational records transferred in accordance with this paragraph shall include a copy of:
1. an individualized education program;
2. a 504 plan;
3. records from an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program; and
4. any other relevant documents and information.
Procedure for re-enrollment of juvenile in public school before release from custody
(b) The Superintendent with the aid of the Department, in consultation with county boards of education, shall develop and implement a procedure for the re-enrollment of a juvenile in a residential facility before the juvenile is released from the custody of the Department.
Educational plan for each school-age juvenile
(c) The Superintendent shall develop an educational plan for each school-age juvenile in the custody of the Department for more than 4 weeks that:
(1) is designed to meet the juvenile's individual needs; and
(2) ensures that, to the extent practicable, the juvenile is able to seamlessly reintegrate into the juvenile's home school.
Postsecondary education program
(d)(1) The Superintendent shall offer a minimum of 2.5 hours of a postsecondary education program per weekday to juveniles in the custody of the Department who have:
(i) graduated from high school; or
(ii) obtained a high school diploma by examination in accordance with § 11-808 of the Labor and Employment Article.
(2) The Board may authorize the Department to contract with a nonprofit private party, community college, or any other institution of postsecondary education in the State to provide the services required by this subsection.
Waiver of high school graduation requirements
(e) Each county board of education may waive all high school graduation requirements, including required coursework, for a juvenile who is committed to the custody of the Department and is subsequently transferred to the local school system while in grade 11 or 12.

Credits

Added by Acts 2021, c. 147, § 2, eff. July 1, 2021.
MD Code, Human Services, § 9-604, MD HUMAN SERV § 9-604
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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