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13a.08.05.00.htm 13A.08.05.00. Title 13A STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Subtitle 08 STUDENTS Chapter 05 Informal Kinship Care Authority: Education Article, §2-205, 4-122.1, and 7-101, Annotated Code of Maryland
13a.08.05.01.htm 13A.08.05.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "County" means a county of this State and includes Baltimore City.. 2) "Informal kinship care" means a living arrangement in which a relative of a child, who is not in the care, custody, or guardianship of the local department of social services, provides for the care and custody of the child due to a serious family hardship.3) "Receiving agency" means the local education ag
13a.08.05.02.htm 13A.08.05.02. 02 General Provisions.. A. A county superintendent shall allow a child who is a Maryland resident to attend a public school in a county or school attendance area other than the county or school attendance area where the child is domiciled with the child's parent or legal guardian if:1) The child lives with a relative providing informal kinship care in the county or school attendance area; and2) The relative verifies the informal kinship care relationship through a s
13a.08.05.03.htm 13A.08.05.03. 03 Notification and Financial Determination.. A. Each receiving agency shall:. 1) Notify the State Superintendent of the name of each child in an informal kinship care relationship as of December 31 of each year; and2) Subject to Education Article, §4-122.1(b) Annotated Code of Maryland, make a preliminary determination of the sending agency that is financially responsible for each child under Education Article, §4-122.1(d) Annotated Code of Maryland.
13a.08.05.04.htm 13A.08.05.04. 04 Affidavit Requirement.. A. The relative providing informal kinship care shall submit to the receiving agency an affidavit verifying the informal kinship care relationship.B. The affidavit shall include:. 1) The name and date of birth of the child;. 2) The name and address of the child's parent or legal guardian;. 3) The name and address of the relative providing informal kinship care;. 4) The date the relative assumed informal kinship care;.
13a.08.05.05.htm 13A.08.05.05. 05 Affidavit Form.. A. The affidavit shall be in the following form:. I, the undersigned, am 18 years old or older and competent to testify to the facts and matters set forth in this statement.name of child) whose date of birth is _ is living with me because of the following serious family hardship: (check each that is applicable)death of father/mother/legal guardian. serious illness of father/mother/legal guardian. drug addiction of father/mother/legal guardian.
13a.08.05.06.htm 13A.08.05.06. 06 Filing of Affidavit.. A. The relative providing informal kinship care may file the original affidavit during a school year when the relative begins providing care to the child.B. The relative providing informal kinship care shall file an affidavit annually at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the school year for each year the child continues to live with the relative because of a serious family hardship.C. The relative providing informal kinship care sh
13a.08.05.07.htm 13A.08.05.07. 07 Penalties.. A. The county superintendent shall remove the child from the county public school system roll if fraud or misrepresentation is discovered after the child has been enrolled in the school system.B. Any person who willfully makes a material misrepresentation in the affidavit shall be subject to a penalty payable to the county for three times the prorated share of tuition for the time the child fraudulently attended a public school in the county.
13a.08.05.9999.htm 13A.08.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 16, 2006 (33:1 Md. R. 37). Regulation .02A amended effective June 29, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 900). Regulation .04B amended effective June 29, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 900). Regulation .05A amended effective June 29, 2009 (36:13 Md. R. 900).
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