§ 25-2509.13. Special education funding for student achievement and instruction of eligible stu...
Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: April 25, 2013
Effective: April 25, 2013
24 P.S. § 25-2509.13
§ 25-2509.13. Special education funding for student achievement and instruction of eligible students
(a)(1) The Department of Education shall utilize the funds under section 2509.8(e)1 in order to meet, to the extent that funds are available, extraordinary special education expenses not anticipated through the special education funding formula. School districts and charter and cyber charter schools may apply for resources through the fund under procedures established by the Department of Education. The Department of Education shall make payments from the fund in response to the applications.
(3) As used in this subsection, “extraordinary special education expenses” shall mean expenses that result from needs and circumstances of an eligible student with significant disabilities which are not ordinarily present in a typical special education service and program delivery system and which have costs exceeding the school district or charter or cyber charter school funding for special education, in order to provide the student with an appropriate education in the least restrictive environment.
(i) Providing instruction within the regular classroom at least eighty percent (80%) of the school day for at least sixty-five percent (65%) of eligible students, as averaged for the two (2) most recent school years for which data is available or increasing the number of eligible students receiving instruction within the regular classroom by at least fifteen percent (15%) in the most recent school year for which data is available.
(ii) In the most recent school year for which data is available, performance by eligible students on State academic assessments in reading and math, averaged for the entire district, meeting State standards for adequate yearly progress by any method approved by the Federal and State governments, such as by meeting the annual target, the confidence interval or the safe harbor target or by appeal.
(4) Nothing under paragraph (1) or any other provision of this act shall alter Federal or State law regarding the protections provided to an eligible student for receiving education in the least restrictive environment or shall alter the legal authority of individualized education program teams to make appropriate program and placement decisions for eligible students in accordance with the individualized education program developed for each eligible student.
1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XXV, § 2509.13, added 2013, April 25, P.L. 12, No. 3, § 3, imd. effective.
24 P.S. § 25-2509.8.
24 P.S. § 25-2509.13, PA ST 24 P.S. § 25-2509.13
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 7. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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