2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 17:1951 — Special school district
§1951. Special school district
A. A special school district shall be established to provide special education and related services to any child with exceptionalities who is enrolled in any state-operated facility as a resident of the facility and to provide appropriate educational services to any eligible child enrolled in any state-operated mental health facility as a resident of the facility.
B. The special school district shall be considered an educational service agency as defined in R.S. 17:1943, administered by the Department of Education with the approval of its governing authority and subject to the limitations of such units which shall include no authority to levy tax.
C. The services of the special school district shall be available to all eligible children herein described, regardless of their place of residence within the state. However, individuals with exceptionalities over age twenty-one but not over age twenty-four shall be provided continued special education services when evaluation and individual education plans, in accordance with R.S. 17:1945, indicate that the individual with an exceptionality is able to continue to benefit from a program of instruction specifically designed to provide for different learning styles of individuals with exceptionalities. The provisions of this Subsection shall be applicable to individuals who attain the age of twenty-one on or after June 1, 1985.
D.(1) The special school district may enter into interagency agreements with other state agencies to provide appropriate educational services, including special education and related services, to any eligible child who is not a resident of a state-operated facility but who is in the care or custody of a public or private department, agency, or institution. The special school district shall retain full financial responsibility for all education programs administered by the special school district.
(2) The special school district may enter into interagency agreements with other state agencies to provide appropriate educational services to any eligible individual regardless of age who is enrolled in any state-operated facility as a resident of the facility.
Acts 1977, No. 754, §1; Acts 1985, No. 386, §1; Acts 1998, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 109, §1, eff. May 5, 1998; Acts 2004, No. 492, §1, eff. June 25, 2004.
NOTE: SEE ACTS 1985, NO. 386, §2.
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