10.16.3341 RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT BY PUBLIC AGENCY OTHER THAN LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY
(1) If a student with disabilities has been placed in a residential treatment facility or children's psychiatric hospital according to 20-7-435, MCA, the residential treatment facility or hospital shall initiate action to develop, review, or revise the student's individualized education program and, if necessary, to evaluate and identify a student with a disability in accordance with the requirements of IDEA.
(2) The facility or hospital shall notify a representative of the student's resident local educational agency of the student's placement at the facility or hospital and request the participation of the resident LEA in meetings as required by IDEA. If the representative of the resident LEA cannot attend the meetings, the representative shall use other methods to ensure participation by the resident LEA.
(3) The facility or hospital shall notify the parents of their right to participate in any decision about the student's individualized education program and agree to any proposed changes in the program before those changes are implemented.
(4) In the event that the residential facility as defined in 20-7-436, MCA, or children's psychiatric hospital is unable or unwilling to provide an appropriate education as required under the IDEA, the local educational agency in which the facility is located is responsible for ensuring that a student placed in a residential treatment facility or children's psychiatric hospital receives FAPE under IDEA. The Superintendent of Public Instruction is responsible for ensuring compliance with IDEA.
History: 20-7-402, MCA; IMP, 20-7-403, MCA; NEW, 1993 MAR p. 1913, Eff. 8/13/93; TRANS, 2000 MAR p. 1048, Eff. 7/1/00; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 678, Eff. 5/25/07.