State-placed Students

   

OVERVIEW

   
 

Students who are placed outside of their school district by a state agency or a licensed child placement agency, or who are residing in a program for pregnant and parenting women, or are placed in a residential treatment facility by a state agency are considered "state-placed".

Sometimes children need additional supports and services beyond what the school is providing. Act 264 is a law that ensures coordination of services for students with an emotional disability who are receiving services from more than one agency for example their local school and the local Mental Health Clinic. With the reauthorization of the Interagency Agreement under IDEIA, the Agency of Human Services is seeking to extend the coordination of services to other populations of children it serves such as those who have a developmental disability or those in need of substance abuse treatment.

   
LINKS TO CURRENTLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION
   
  Vermont Statutes Governing State-Placed Students 
View pertinent sections of Vermont statutes.
   
  Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) & Appendix Regarding Educational Placement and Alternative Educational Plans for Children in DFC Custody (November 16, 2009)
This updated version of the MOU between DOE and DCF, signed in  November 16, 2009 by Commissioners  Armando Vilaseca and Steve Dale more closely aligns with new definitions of state placed students under the statute.
   
  Guidelines for Reimbursement of State-placed Students Out-of-State 
This document provides instruction for education reimbursement for any Vermont state-placed student in an out-of-state setting.
   
  Approved Child Placement Agencies
This document provides the current list of Vermont-approved child placement agencies. If a child has been placed in a district by a private agency not listed here, the student is not state-placed. NOTE: This list supercedes all others.
   
 

Special Services Request for Reimbursement & Billing Forms for a State-Placed Student Who is NOT Special Education Eligible
Vermont statute 16 V.S.A. ยง 2950(a) allows the commissioner to approve, at his discretion, payment for educational costs for "state-placed" students who are not special education eligible, when the costs are due to the special needs of the student. NOTE: Documents marked with a (W) are designed to be downloaded to a hard drive and completed with a word processing application. Complete the form by using the "tab" key to move through the document. This form requires a signature, so you must complete, save and print a hard copy of a document for signature. Electronic versions of the completed forms will NOT be accepted.

   
 
2013 - 2014
 
2012 - 2013
     
 
   
 
   
 

Count of State-placed Students Data Collection Form for School Year 2012/13 (SPS Form 1)
NOTE: All schools are required to submit SPS form 1 by the end of August each year. See information in the letter below:

   
  IEP Calculation Sheet and District Special Education Program Calculation Sheet 
Two worksheets have been prepared that school districts need to use when they are billing on Worksheet A for portions of their staff for specialized instruction for state-placed students and need to bill for more than the state allowed rate. One is for individual student services and one is for special education programs. Use this link for the Special Education Expenditure Report, instructions and all other related forms.
   
 

Regular Education Tuition Reimbursement Form (SPS Form 5)
This form is completed only for the cost of regular education tuition for state-placed students placed in towns that tuition. The form is also offered in the following "writeable" formats. NOTE: These forms are designed to be downloaded to a hard drive and completed with a word processing application. Complete the form by using the "tab" key to move through the document. This form requires a signature, so you must complete, save and print a hard copy of a document for signature. Electronic versions of the completed forms will NOT be accepted.

   
CONTACT INFORMATION
   
  For questions or additional information, contact Cathy Scott at cathy.scott@state.vt.us or call (802) 479-1234

Page Last Updated on March 24, 2014