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S7722A / A10722A - APPROPRIATE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR CERTAIN STUDENTS.

BILL NUMBER: S7722A / A10722A

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the education law, in relation to determinations of appropriate educational programs for certain students

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:  This purpose of this bill is provide for a special education placement process that will help ensure students with disabilities are placed in the appropriate programs and receive tuition reimbursement in a timely manner.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill requires the committee to consider the educational impact differences between the school environment and the child's home environment and family background may have on the child's ability to receive a free appropriate public education.

Section 2 of the bill requires a school district to provide tuition reimbursement for a child unless the CSE amends or modifies the child's IEP. This section also requires a school district to grant or deny a parent's request for tuition reimbursement within 90 days. If the request is granted, tuition must be provided within 30 days from the date the request was granted.

Section 3 of the bill contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:  Will provide for a special education placement process that will help ensure students with disabilities are placed in the appropriate programs and receive tuition reimbursement in a timely manner.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:  None.

FISCAL IMPLICATION:  Undetermined

EFFECTIVE DATE:  Immediately; provided, however, the amendments to clause (b) of subparagraph 3 of paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section 4402 of the education law made by section one of this act shall not affect the expiration of such clause and shall be deemed to expire therewith; provided, further, however, that the amendments made to subdivision 1 of section 4404 of the education law made by section two of this act shall not affect the expiration of such subdivision and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Governor of New York State
    The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo


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