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§ 3-816.4. Inquiry by court of child’s educational stability

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial ProceedingsEffective: October 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 3. Courts of General Jurisdiction--Jurisdiction/Special Causes of Action (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 8. Juvenile Causes--Children in Need of Assistance (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2014
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-816.4
§ 3-816.4. Inquiry by court of child’s educational stability
Educational stability defined
(a) In this section, “educational stability” means the continuous process of identifying and implementing the appropriate educational placement, training, resources, services, and experiences that will address the fundamental needs necessary to ensure the successful educational outcome of a child and contribute to the child's overall well-being.
Inquiry by court during hearings or placement proceedings
(b) The court shall inquire as to the educational stability of a child at a shelter care hearing, adjudicatory hearing, disposition hearing, and any change of placement proceeding.
Factors considered in determining educational stability of child
(c) In determining the educational stability of a child under this section, the court may consider the following factors:
(1) The appropriateness of the child's current school placement;
(2) The school placement of the child's siblings;
(3) The minimization of school changes;
(4) The proximity of the school to the child's placement;
(5) Transportation to and from school;
(6) The proper release and prompt transfer of the child's education records;
(7) The child's school attendance;
(8) The identification of and consultation with the child's educational guardian;
(9) The maintenance of any individual education plan (IEP); and
(10) The child's appropriate grade level progress or progress toward graduation.


Added by Acts 2014, c. 468, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 3-816.4, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 3-816.4
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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