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13a.05.09.00.htm 13A.05.09.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 05 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS Chapter 09 Programs for Homeless Children Authority: Education Article, ยง2-205 and 7-301, Annotated Code of Maryland
13a.05.09.01.htm 13A.05.09.01. 01 Scope.. A. This chapter establishes minimum requirements to ensure that each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as provided to other children and youth consistent with Title VII, Subtitle B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-10) Education for Homeless Children and Youth, Title X,
13a.05.09.02.htm 13A.05.09.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Child" and "youth" means an individual who is eligible to attend public school or educational programs in Maryland, including:a) Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade;. b) Head Start;. c) Even Start;. d) Special education; or. e) Other programs.. 2) Child Awaiting Foster Care Placement.. a) "Child awaiting foster care placement" means:. i) A child placed out of
13a.05.09.03.htm 13A.05.09.03. 03 General Responsibilities.. A. Each local school system in Maryland shall:. 1) Develop, review, and revise policies to eliminate barriers to the enrollment, retention, and success in school of homeless students in a manner which addresses:a) Transportation issues;. b) Enrollment delays caused by residency requirements;. c) Lack of available records normally required for enrollment such as birth certificates, previous school records, immunization records, medical recor
13a.05.09.04.htm 13A.05.09.04. 04 School Placement.. A. The local educational agency serving each child or youth shall, according to the child's or youth's best interest, establish a procedure to:1) Continue the child's or youth's education in the school of origin for the duration of homelessness:a) In any case in which a family becomes homeless between academic years or during an academic year; orb) For the remainder of the academic year, if the child or youth becomes permanently housed during a
13a.05.09.05.htm 13A.05.09.05. 05 School Enrollment.. A. A school may not deny enrollment to a student solely because the student is living in a shelter, lacks a permanent residence, or is otherwise homeless.B. The school selected in accordance with Regulation .04 of this chapter shall immediately enroll the homeless child or youth, even if the child or youth is unable to produce records normally required for enrollment, such as previous academic records, medical records, proof of residency, or other do
13a.05.09.06.htm 13A.05.09.06. 06 Student Transportation.. A. Each local school system shall:. 1) Promptly provide homeless students with transportation services comparable to the transportation services provided to non-homeless students attending the school that is determined to be in the best interest of the homeless student; and2) Notify the student and parent of the availability of transportation services, if these services are necessary for the homeless student to attend the school which is in the
13a.05.09.07.htm 13A.05.09.07. 07 Dispute Resolution.. A. Each local school system shall establish an expedited dispute resolution process to address disputes arising regarding services to homeless children under this chapter, including the following:1) Upon receipt of a written complaint from the parent, guardian, or an unaccompanied homeless youth, the principal shall resolve the complaint within 5 school days;2) Parents, guardians, or an unaccompanied homeless youth shall be provided with a written explanati
13a.05.09.9999.htm 13A.05.09.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 9, 2000 (26:27 Md. R. 2016). Regulation .01 amended effective December 11, 2003 (30:24 Md. R. 1744). Regulation .02B amended effective December 11, 2003 (30:24 Md. R. 1744) June 29, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 900) October 1, 2012 (39:19 Md. R. 1237)Regulation .03 amended effective December 11, 2003 (30:24 Md. R. 1744). Regulation .04 amended effective December 11, 2003 (30:24 Md. R. 1744).
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