residential review process was created by statute in order
to ensure that teams who are considering residential
services for a student understand the full range of
educational options available as early in the process as
A school district
must notify the department when it believes residential
placement is a possible option for inclusion in a student's
IEP. The residential review process begins when an school
district sends a notification form which indicates the IEP
team is considering residential placement or when there is a
parental inquiry for residential placement and the department
has received the IEP and Comprehensive Evaluation from the
Links To Currently Available Information
View the appropriate statute and State Board of Education rule
governing residential review.
Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) are responsible to ensure that
students placed in residential programs in Vermont, either by
state agencies and approved through the Case Review Committee, or
by the school district through the IEP process, are assessed with
the same grade level assessments that their public school peers
are assessed with, such as the New England Common Assessment
Program (NECAP). For information or questions, contact Mike Mulcahy, Interagency Coordinator.
Description of Forms for Potential Residential Placement of
This document contains three forms for use when considering,
verifying and/or terminating a residential placement.
Special Education Expenditure Report Form (Worksheet
This is the request for reimbursement for students whose costs
exceed $50,000. The department requires comprehensive
evaluations and IEP’s that cover all of the dates of service
for which reimbursement is requested.
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