§ 9-922.1-A. Auxiliary services
Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: July 1, 2000
Effective: July 1, 2000
24 P.S. § 9-922.1-A
Formerly cited as PA ST 24 P.S. § 9-972.1
§ 9-922.1-A. Auxiliary services
(a) Legislative Finding; Declaration of Policy. The welfare of the Commonwealth requires that the present and future generation of school age children be assured ample opportunity to develop to the fullest, their intellectual capacities. It is the intent of the General Assembly by this enactment to ensure that the intermediate units in the Commonwealth shall furnish on an equal basis auxiliary services to all pupils in the Commonwealth in both public and nonprofit nonpublic schools.
“Auxiliary Services” means guidance, counseling and testing services; psychological services; visual services as defined in section 923.2-a;1 services for exceptional children; remedial services; speech and hearing services; services for the improvement of the educationally disadvantaged (such as, but not limited to, the teaching of English as a second language), and such other secular, neutral, nonideological services as are of benefit to all school children and are presently or hereafter provided for public school children of the Commonwealth.
“Nonpublic school” means nonprofit school, other than a public school within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, wherein a resident of the Commonwealth may legally fulfill the compulsory school attendance requirements of this act and which meet the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub.L. 88-352; 42 U.S.C.A. Section 2000 et seq.).
(c) Program of Auxiliary Services. Students attending nonpublic schools shall be furnished a program of auxiliary services which are provided to public school students in the school district in which their nonpublic school is located. The program of auxiliary services shall be provided by the intermediate unit in which the nonpublic school is located, in accordance with standards of the Secretary of Education. Before an intermediate unit makes any decision that affects the opportunities for children attending nonpublic schools to participate in the auxiliary services provided under this section, the intermediate unit shall consult with such nonpublic schools to determine at a minimum: which general categories of children shall receive services; what services shall be provided; how and where the services shall be provided; and how the services shall be evaluated. Such services shall be provided directly to the nonpublic school students by the intermediate unit in the schools which the students attend, in mobile instructional units located on the grounds of such schools or in any alternative setting mutually agreed upon by the school and the intermediate unit, to the extent permitted by the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Such auxiliary services shall be provided directly by the intermediate units and no auxiliary services presently provided to public school students by the intermediate units and/or school districts by means of State or local revenues, during the school year 1974-1975, shall be eliminated. No school districts shall be required, pursuant to any section of this act, to offer auxiliary services provided by any other school districts within such intermediate units.
(d) Allocations. In July of 1977 and annually thereafter in July, the Secretary of Education shall allocate to each intermediate unit an amount equal to the number of nonpublic school students as of October 1 of the preceding school year who are enrolled in nonpublic schools within the intermediate unit times seventy-two dollars ($72). The Secretary of Education shall increase this figure on a proportionate basis whenever there is an increase in the median actual instruction expense per WADM as defined in clause (12.1) of section 2501 of this act.2 The Commonwealth shall pay to each intermediate unit fifteen per centum (15%) of its allocation on August 1, seventy-five per centum (75%) on October 1, and the remaining ten per centum (10%) on the first day of February.
(e) Limitations. The intermediate unit shall not use more than six per centum (6%) of the funds it receives for administration or eighteen per centum (18%) for rental of facilities. The Department of Education shall not use more than one per centum (1%) of the funds it allocates under this section for administrative expenses. If all funds allocated by the intermediate units to administration, or rental facilities are not expended for those purposes, such funds may be used for the program costs.
1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. IX-A, § 922.1-A, added 1975, Aug. 1, P.L. 180, No. 89, § 2, imd. effective. Amended 1977, Aug. 24, P.L. 199, No. 59, § 6, imd. effective; 1980, Oct. 10, P.L. 924, No. 159, § 3, imd. effective; 1998, April 27, P.L. 270, No. 46, § 5, effective July 1, 1998; 2000, May 10, P.L. 44, No. 16, § 3, effective July 1, 2000.
24 P.S. § 9-922.1-A, PA ST 24 P.S. § 9-922.1-A
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 1. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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