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Special Education Services For Students In Foster Care

Concerning the continuation of special education services for a student in foster care when the student moves.
2023 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

Current law designates that a student in an out-of-home placement is a resident of the school district where the placement is located, even if that student continues to attend a school in another school district. The bill designates students in out-of-home placements as residents of the school district of their school of origin as long as the student attends the school of origin, other than an approved facility school, as defined in section 22-2-402, Colorado Revised Statutes, or a state-licensed day treatment facility.The bill requires the state department of human services (department) to organize a working group to identify and address issues related to foster youth education, transportation, and stability and requires the department to provide written recommendations to the general assembly before the 2025 regular legislative session.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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