CHAPTER 169
SCHOOL HEALTH AND SANITATION

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Sec. 10-206. *(See end of section for amended version of subsection (c) and effective date.) Health assessments.
Sec. 10-206c. Annual report on whether pupil has health insurance.
Sec. 10-212a. Administration of medications in schools, at athletic events and to children in school readiness programs.
Sec. 10-217a. Health services for children in private nonprofit schools. Payments from the state, towns in which children reside and private nonprofit schools.

      Sec. 10-206. *(See end of section for amended version of subsection (c) and effective date.) Health assessments. (a) Each local or regional board of education shall require each pupil enrolled in the public schools to have health assessments pursuant to the provisions of this section. Such assessments shall be conducted by a legally qualified practitioner of medicine, an advanced practice registered nurse or registered nurse, licensed pursuant to chapter 378, a physician assistant, licensed pursuant to chapter 370, or by the school medical advisor to ascertain whether such pupil is suffering from any physical disability tending to prevent such pupil from receiving the full benefit of school work and to ascertain whether such school work should be modified in order to prevent injury to the pupil or to secure for the pupil a suitable program of education. No health assessment shall be made of any child enrolled in the public schools unless such examination is made in the presence of the parent or guardian or in the presence of another school employee. The parent or guardian of such child shall receive prior written notice and shall have a reasonable opportunity to be present at such assessment or to provide for such assessment himself or herself. A local or regional board of education may deny continued attendance in public school to any child who fails to obtain the health assessments required under this section.

      (b) Each local or regional board of education shall require each child to have a health assessment prior to public school enrollment. The assessment shall include: (1) A physical examination which shall include hematocrit or hemoglobin tests, height, weight, blood pressure, and, beginning with the 2003-2004 school year, a chronic disease assessment which shall include, but not be limited to, asthma as defined by the Commissioner of Public Health pursuant to subsection (c) of section 19a-62a. The assessment form shall include (A) a check box for the provider conducting the assessment, as provided in subsection (a) of this section, to indicate an asthma diagnosis, (B) screening questions relating to appropriate public health concerns to be answered by the parent or guardian, and (C) screening questions to be answered by such provider; (2) an updating of immunizations as required under section 10-204a, provided a registered nurse may only update said immunizations pursuant to a written order by a physician or physician assistant, licensed pursuant to chapter 370, or an advanced practice registered nurse, licensed pursuant to chapter 378; (3) vision, hearing, speech and gross dental screenings; and (4) such other information, including health and developmental history, as the physician feels is necessary and appropriate. The assessment shall also include tests for tuberculosis, sickle cell anemia or Cooley's anemia and tests for lead levels in the blood where the local or regional board of education determines after consultation with the school medical advisor and the local health department, or in the case of a regional board of education, each local health department, that such tests are necessary, provided a registered nurse may only perform said tests pursuant to the written order of a physician or physician assistant, licensed pursuant to chapter 370, or an advanced practice registered nurse, licensed pursuant to chapter 378.

      *(c) Each local or regional board of education shall require each pupil enrolled in the public schools to have health assessments in either grade six or grade seven and in either grade ten or grade eleven. The assessment shall include: (1) A physical examination which shall include hematocrit or hemoglobin tests, height, weight, blood pressure, and, beginning with the 2003-2004 school year, a chronic disease assessment which shall include, but not be limited to, asthma as defined by the Commissioner of Public Health pursuant to subsection (c) of section 19a-62a. The assessment form shall include (A) a check box for the provider conducting the assessment, as provided in subsection (a) of this section, to indicate an asthma diagnosis, (B) screening questions relating to appropriate public health concerns to be answered by the parent or guardian, and (C) screening questions to be answered by such provider; (2) an updating of immunizations as required under section 10-204a, provided a registered nurse may only update said immunizations pursuant to a written order of a physician or physician assistant, licensed pursuant to chapter 370, or an advanced practice registered nurse, licensed pursuant to chapter 378; (3) vision, hearing, postural and gross dental screenings; and (4) such other information including a health history as the physician feels is necessary and appropriate. The assessment shall also include tests for tuberculosis and sickle cell anemia or Cooley's anemia where the local or regional board of education, in consultation with the school medical advisor and the local health department, or in the case of a regional board of education, each local health department, determines that said screening or test is necessary, provided a registered nurse may only perform said tests pursuant to the written order of a physician or physician assistant, licensed pursuant to chapter 370, or an advanced practice registered nurse, licensed pursuant to chapter 378.

      (d) The results of each assessment done pursuant to this section and the results of screenings done pursuant to section 10-214 shall be recorded on forms supplied by the State Board of Education. Such information shall be included in the cumulative health record of each pupil and shall be kept on file in the school such pupil attends. If a pupil permanently leaves the jurisdiction of the board of education, the pupil's original cumulative health record shall be sent to the chief administrative officer of the school district to which such student moves. The board of education transmitting such health record shall retain a true copy. Each physician, advanced practice registered nurse, registered nurse, or physician assistant performing health assessments and screenings pursuant to this section and section 10-214 shall completely fill out and sign each form and any recommendations concerning the pupil shall be in writing.

      (e) Appropriate school health personnel shall review the results of each assessment and screening as recorded pursuant to subsection (d) of this section. When, in the judgment of such health personnel, a pupil, as defined in section 10-206a, is in need of further testing or treatment, the superintendent of schools shall give written notice to the parent or guardian of such pupil and shall make reasonable efforts to assure that such further testing or treatment is provided. Such reasonable efforts shall include a determination of whether or not the parent or guardian has obtained the necessary testing or treatment for the pupil, and, if not, advising the parent or guardian on how such testing or treatment may be obtained. The results of such further testing or treatment shall be recorded pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, and shall be reviewed by school health personnel pursuant to this subsection.

      (f) On and after February 1, 2004, each local or regional board of education shall report to the local health department and the Department of Public Health, on an annual basis, the total number of pupils per school and per school district having a diagnosis of asthma (1) at the time of public school enrollment, (2) in grade six or seven, and (3) in grade ten or eleven. The report shall contain the asthma information collected as required under subsections (b) and (c) of this section and shall include pupil age, gender, race, ethnicity and school. Beginning on October 1, 2004, and every three years thereafter, the Department of Public Health shall review the asthma screening information reported pursuant to this section and shall submit a report to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health and education concerning asthma trends and distributions among pupils enrolled in the public schools. The report shall be submitted in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a and shall include, but not be limited to, trends and findings based on pupil age, gender, race, ethnicity, school and the education reference group, as determined by the Department of Education for the town or regional school district in which such school is located.

      (1949 Rev., S. 1467; P.A. 78-218, S. 132; P.A. 80-440, S. 4, 10; P.A. 85-80, S. 1, 2; P.A. 91-327, S. 6, 8; P.A. 94-103, S. 1; P.A. 98-252, S. 12, 80; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-4, S. 41, 58; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-9, S. 105, 131; P.A. 04-221, S. 36; P.A. 05-272, S. 2.)

      *Note: On and after July 1, 2008, subsection (c) of this section, as amended by section 1 of public act 07-58, is to read as follows:

      "(c) Each local or regional board of education shall require each pupil enrolled in the public schools to have health assessments in either grade six or grade seven and in either grade nine or grade ten. The assessment shall include: (1) A physical examination which shall include hematocrit or hemoglobin tests, height, weight, blood pressure, and, beginning with the 2003-2004 school year, a chronic disease assessment which shall include, but not be limited to, asthma as defined by the Commissioner of Public Health pursuant to subsection (c) of section 19a-62a. The assessment form shall include (A) a check box for the provider conducting the assessment, as provided in subsection (a) of this section, to indicate an asthma diagnosis, (B) screening questions relating to appropriate public health concerns to be answered by the parent or guardian, and (C) screening questions to be answered by such provider; (2) an updating of immunizations as required under section 10-204a, provided a registered nurse may only update said immunizations pursuant to a written order of a physician or physician assistant, licensed pursuant to chapter 370, or an advanced practice registered nurse, licensed pursuant to chapter 378; (3) vision, hearing, postural and gross dental screenings; and (4) such other information including a health history as the physician feels is necessary and appropriate. The assessment shall also include tests for tuberculosis and sickle cell anemia or Cooley's anemia where the local or regional board of education, in consultation with the school medical advisor and the local health department, or in the case of a regional board of education, each local health department, determines that said screening or test is necessary, provided a registered nurse may only perform said tests pursuant to the written order of a physician or physician assistant, licensed pursuant to chapter 370, or an advanced practice registered nurse, licensed pursuant to chapter 378."

      (1949 Rev., S. 1467; P.A. 78-218, S. 132; P.A. 80-440, S. 4, 10; P.A. 85-80, S. 1, 2; P.A. 91-327, S. 6, 8; P.A. 94-103, S. 1; P.A. 98-252, S. 12, 80; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-4, S. 41, 58; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-9, S. 105, 131; P.A. 04-221, S. 36; P.A. 05-272, S. 2; P.A. 07-58, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 78-218 replaced former provisions concerning examinations of female children with similar provisions applicable to examination of any child and made technical changes; P.A. 80-440 substituted "health assessment" for "health examination", deleted requirement for assessments at three-year intervals, required parent's or guardian's presence at examination, required that prior written notice be given to parent or guardian, deleted provisions concerning health records and added Subsecs. (b) to (e), re required assessments, recording of results and review; P.A. 85-80 amended Subsec. (a) to allow a local or regional board to deny continued attendance in public school to any child who fails to obtain the required health assessments; P.A. 91-327 amended Subsec. (b) to replace tests for lead paint poisoning with tests for lead levels in the blood; P.A. 94-103 amended Subsecs. (a), (b), (c) and (d), to add provision regarding the duties of registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants; P.A. 98-252 amended Subsecs. (b) and (c) to make technical changes, effective July 1, 1998; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-4 amended Subsec. (a) by adding provision re licensed natureopath and person licensed to practice chiropractic and making a technical change, amended Subsecs. (b) and (c) by adding provisions re chronic disease assessment including asthma and re items included in assessment form and added Subsec. (f) re reporting requirements, effective July 1, 2002; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-9 eliminated provision re licensed natureopaths and persons licensed to practice chiropractic, effective July 1, 2001; P.A. 04-221 amended Subsec. (d) by requiring that form be completely filled out by physician, nurse or physician assistant, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 05-272 amended Subsec. (f) by eliminating reference to health assessment forms, requiring boards of education to report re the prevalence of asthma among students during three specific time periods and making technical changes; P.A. 07-58 amended Subsec. (c) to require the second set of adolescent health assessments in grades nine or ten instead of in grades ten or eleven, effective July 1, 2008.

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      Sec. 10-206c. Annual report on whether pupil has health insurance. Each local or regional board of education shall require each pupil enrolled in the schools under its jurisdiction to annually report whether the pupil has health insurance. The Commissioner of Social Services, or the commissioner's designee, shall provide information to each local or regional board of education on state-sponsored health insurance programs for children, including application assistance for such programs. Each local or regional board of education shall provide such information to the parent or guardian of each pupil identified as uninsured.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-2, S. 24; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4, S. 119.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-2 effective July 1, 2007; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-4 replaced "pupil's parent or guardian" with "parent or guardian of each pupil identified as uninsured", effective July 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 10-212a. Administration of medications in schools, at athletic events and to children in school readiness programs. (a)(1) A school nurse or, in the absence of such nurse, any other nurse licensed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 378, including a nurse employed by, or providing services under the direction of a local or regional board of education at, a school-based health clinic, who shall administer medical preparations only to students enrolled in such school-based health clinic in the absence of a school nurse, the principal, any teacher, licensed physical or occupational therapist employed by a school district, or coach of intramural and interscholastic athletics of a school may administer, subject to the provisions of subdivision (2) of this subsection, medicinal preparations, including such controlled drugs as the Commissioner of Consumer Protection may, by regulation, designate, to any student at such school pursuant to the written order of a physician licensed to practice medicine, or a dentist licensed to practice dental medicine in this or another state, or an optometrist licensed to practice optometry in this state under chapter 380, or an advanced practice registered nurse licensed to prescribe in accordance with section 20-94a, or a physician assistant licensed to prescribe in accordance with section 20-12d, and the written authorization of a parent or guardian of such child. The administration of medicinal preparations by a nurse licensed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 378, a principal, teacher, licensed physical or occupational therapist employed by a school district, or coach shall be under the general supervision of a school nurse. No such school nurse or other nurse, principal, teacher, licensed physical or occupational therapist employed by a school district, coach or school paraprofessional administering medication pursuant to subsection (d) of this section shall be liable to such student or a parent or guardian of such student for civil damages for any personal injuries that result from acts or omissions of such school nurse or other nurse, principal, teacher, licensed physical or occupational therapist employed by a school district, coach or school paraprofessional administering medication pursuant to subsection (d) of this section in administering such preparations that may constitute ordinary negligence. This immunity does not apply to acts or omissions constituting gross, wilful or wanton negligence.

      (2) Each local and regional board of education that allows a school nurse or, in the absence of such nurse, any other nurse licensed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 378, including a nurse employed by, or providing services under the direction of a local or regional board of education at, a school-based health clinic, who shall administer medical preparations only to students enrolled in such school-based health clinic in the absence of a school nurse, the principal, any teacher, licensed physical or occupational therapist employed by a school district, or coach of intramural and interscholastic athletics of a school to administer medicine or that allows a student to self-administer medicine shall adopt written policies and procedures, in accordance with this section and the regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, that shall be approved by the school medical advisor or other qualified licensed physician. Once so approved, such administration of medication shall be in accordance with such policies and procedures.

      (3) A director of a school readiness program as defined in section 10-16p or a before or after school program exempt from licensure by the Department of Public Health pursuant to subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of section 19a-77, or the director's designee, may administer medications to a child enrolled in such a program in accordance with regulations adopted by the State Board of Education in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54. No individual administering medications pursuant to this subdivision shall be liable to such child or a parent or guardian of such child for civil damages for any personal injuries that result from acts or omissions of such individual in administering such medications which may constitute ordinary negligence. This immunity shall not apply to acts or omissions constituting gross, wilful or wanton negligence.

      (b) Each school wherein any controlled drug is administered under the provisions of this section shall keep such records thereof as are required of hospitals under the provisions of subsections (f) and (h) of section 21a-254 and shall store such drug in such manner as the Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall, by regulation, require.

      (c) The State Board of Education, in consultation with the Commissioner of Public Health, may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, as determined to be necessary by the board to carry out the provisions of this section, including, but not limited to, regulations that (1) specify conditions under which a coach of intramural and interscholastic athletics may administer medicinal preparations, including controlled drugs specified in the regulations adopted by the commissioner, to a child participating in such intramural and interscholastic athletics, (2) specify conditions and procedures for the administration of medication by school personnel to students, and (3) specify conditions for self-administration of medication by students. The regulations shall require authorization pursuant to: (A) The written order of a physician licensed to practice medicine, a dentist licensed to practice dental medicine in this or another state, an advanced practice registered nurse licensed under chapter 378, a physician assistant licensed under chapter 370, a podiatrist licensed under chapter 375 or an optometrist licensed under chapter 380; and (B) the written authorization of a parent or guardian of such child.

      (d) (1) With the written authorization of a student's parents, and (2) pursuant to the written order of the student's (A) physician licensed to practice medicine, (B) an optometrist licensed to practice optometry under chapter 380, (C) an advanced practice registered nurse licensed to prescribe in accordance with section 20-94a, or (D) a physician assistant licensed to prescribe in accordance with section 20-12d, a school nurse and a school medical advisor may jointly approve and provide general supervision to an identified school paraprofessional to administer medication, including, but not limited to, medication administered with a cartridge injector, to a specific student with a medically diagnosed allergic condition that may require prompt treatment in order to protect the student against serious harm or death. For purposes of this subsection, "cartridge injector" means an automatic prefilled cartridge injector or similar automatic injectable equipment used to deliver epinephrine in a standard dose for emergency first aid response to allergic reactions.

      (1969, P.A. 723, S. 1; P.A. 74-86; P.A. 77-101, S. 3; P.A. 78-99, S. 1, 3; 78-303, S. 57, 136; P.A. 79-560, S. 4, 39; 79-631, S. 38, 111; P.A. 84-498, S. 4, 5; P.A. 88-360, S. 47, 63; P.A. 90-85, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 94-103, S. 2; 94-213, S. 1; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2, S. 37; P.A. 03-211, S. 4; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(h); P.A. 04-181, S. 1; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 07-241, S. 3; 07-252, S. 36.)

      History: P.A. 74-86 substituted "in the absence of such nurse" for "in her absence" in Subsec. (a); P.A. 77-101 included reference to Sec. 19-461(h) in Subsec. (b); P.A. 78-99 substituted commissioner of health services for public health council in Subsec. (a) and allowed nurses to administer drugs on prescription of physicians licensed in states other than Connecticut; P.A. 78-303 substituted commissioner of health services for public health council in Subsec. (b); P.A. 79-560 and P.A. 79-631 included reference to Sec. 19-461(h) in Subsec. (b); P.A. 84-498 permitted licensed practical nurses to administer medicinal preparations in a school and required all such preparations to be administered under the general supervision of a school nurse and added reference to dentist's prescriptions; P.A. 88-360 in Subsec. (a) provided for the administration of aspirin, ibuprofen or an aspirin substitute containing acetaminophen; P.A. 90-85 amended Subsec. (a) to delete language allowing a nurse, principal or teacher to administer aspirin, ibuprofen or an aspirin substitute containing acetaminophen to a student pursuant to a written commissioner of health services with commissioner of public health and addiction services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 94-103 amended Subsec. (a) to add provision regarding nurses in school-based health clinics; P.A. 94-213 amended Subsec. (a) to add reference to prescriptions by advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2 amended Subsec. (a) by adding coaches to list of who may administer drugs and added Subsec. (c) re regulation on administration of drugs by coaches; P.A. 03-211 amended Subsec. (a) to include references to licensed physical or occupational therapists and paraprofessionals and substitute Commissioner of Consumer Protection for Commissioner of Public Health, amended Subsec. (b) to substitute Commissioner of Consumer Protection for Commissioner of Public Health, amended Subsec. (c) to allow the State Board of Education to adopt regulations in consultation with the Commissioner of Public Health, designate provisions re coaches as Subdiv. (1), add Subdivs. (2) and (3) re administration of medication by school personnel and students and redesignate Subdivs. (1) and (2) as Subparas. (A) and (B), and added Subsec. (d) re administration of medication by a paraprofessional, effective July 1, 2003; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 replaced Commissioner of Consumer Protection with Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-181 amended Subsec. (a) by designating existing provisions as Subdiv. (1), making a conforming change therein and adding Subdiv. (2) re written policies and procedures for self-administration of medicine, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 07-241 added Subsec. (a)(3) re school readiness programs and before or after school programs, effective July 10, 2007; P.A. 07-252 made technical changes in Subsecs. (a)(1) and (c)(3)(A) and amended Subsecs. (a)(1) and (d)(2) to allow administration of medicine based on written order of a licensed optometrist, effective July 1, 2007.

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      Sec. 10-217a. Health services for children in private nonprofit schools. Payments from the state, towns in which children reside and private nonprofit schools. (a) Each town or regional school district which provides health services for children attending its public schools in any grade, from kindergarten to twelve, inclusive, shall provide the same health services for children in such grades attending private nonprofit schools therein, when a majority of the children attending such schools are residents of the state of Connecticut. Any such town or district may also provide such services for children in prekindergarten programs in such private nonprofit schools when a majority of the children attending such schools are residents of the state of Connecticut. Such determination shall be based on the percentage of resident pupils enrolled in such school on October first, or the full school day immediately preceding such date, during the school year next prior to that in which the health services are to be provided. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to require a town or district to provide such services to any child who is not a resident of this state. Such health services shall include the services of a school physician, school nurse and dental hygienist, provided such health services shall not include special education services which, if provided to public school students, would be eligible for reimbursement pursuant to section 10-76g. For purposes of this section, a resident is a person with continuous and permanent physical presence within the state, except that temporary absences for short periods of time shall not affect the establishment of residency.

      (b) Any town or regional school district providing such services for children attending such private schools shall be reimbursed by the state for a percentage of the amount paid from local tax revenues for such services as follows:

      (1) The percentage of the amount paid from local tax revenues for such services reimbursed to a local board of education shall be determined by (A) ranking each town in the state in descending order from one to one hundred sixty-nine according to such town's adjusted equalized net grand list per capita, as defined in section 10-261; (B) based upon such ranking, (i) for reimbursement paid in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1990, a percentage of not less than forty-five or more than ninety shall be determined for each town on a continuous scale, except that for any town in which the number of children under the temporary family assistance program, as defined in subdivision (17) of section 10-262f, is greater than one per cent of the total population of the town, as defined in subdivision (7) of subsection (a) of section 10-261, the percentage shall be not less than eighty, (ii) for reimbursement paid in the fiscal years ending June 30, 1991, to June 30, 2001, inclusive, a percentage of not less than ten or more than ninety shall be determined for each town on a continuous scale, except that for any town in which the number of children under the temporary family assistance program, as defined in subdivision (17) of section 10-262f, is greater than one per cent of the total population of the town, as defined in subdivision (7) of subsection (a) of section 10-261, and for any town which has a wealth rank greater than thirty when towns are ranked pursuant to subparagraph (A) of this subdivision and which provides such services to greater than one thousand five hundred children who are not residents of the town, the percentage shall be not less than eighty, and (iii) for reimbursement paid in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, and each fiscal year thereafter, a percentage of not less than ten or more than ninety shall be determined for each town on a continuous scale, except that for any town in which the number of children under the temporary family assistance program, as defined in subdivision (17) of section 10-262f, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, was greater than one per cent of the total population of the town, as defined in subdivision (7) of subsection (a) of section 10-261, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, and for any town which has a wealth rank greater than thirty when towns are ranked pursuant to subparagraph (A) of this subdivision and which provides such services to greater than one thousand five hundred children who are not residents of the town, the percentage shall be not less than eighty.

      (2) The percentage of the amount paid from local tax revenues for such services reimbursed to a regional board of education shall be determined by its ranking. Such ranking shall be determined by (A) multiplying the total population, as defined in section 10-261, of each town in the district by such town's ranking, as determined in subdivision (1) of this subsection, (B) adding together the figures determined under subparagraph (A) of this subdivision, and (C) dividing the total computed under subparagraph (B) of this subdivision by the total population of all towns in the district. The ranking of each regional board of education shall be rounded to the next higher whole number and each such board shall receive the same reimbursement percentage as would a town with the same rank.

      (c) Any town or regional school district which provides such services shall file an application for such reimbursement not later than the September fifteenth following the fiscal year in which the services were provided on a form to be provided by the State Board of Education. Payment shall be made not later than the following January fifteenth.

      (d) (1) Upon written notification from the town or regional school district providing such services, the town of which children attending such private schools are residents shall pay to the town or regional school district which provided such services during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1989, a proportionate share of the average unreimbursed cost per child for providing such services. Such proportionate share shall be equal to (A) the difference between the amount paid by a town or regional school district for providing such services for children attending such private schools and the state grant received by or due to such town or regional school district pursuant to subsections (b) and (c) of this section for providing such services, divided by (B) the total number of children attending such private schools in the town or regional school district and multiplied by (C) the number of children who are residents of the town and who attend such private schools in the town or regional school district providing such services.

      (2) Payment to a town or regional school district pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall not make a town making such a payment eligible for reimbursement under the provisions of subsection (b) of this section.

      (3) Upon written notification from the town or regional school district providing such services, any such private school shall pay to the town or regional school district which provided such services during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1989, the difference between the amount paid by the town or regional school district for providing such services for children attending such private school and the sum of (A) the state grant received by or due to such town or regional school district pursuant to subsections (b) and (c) of this section for providing such services, (B) payments received by or due to such town or regional school district pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection for providing such services and (C) the proportionate share of the average unreimbursed cost per child for providing such services to children who are residents of the town providing such services and who attend such private school, such share which shall be equal to (i) the difference between the amount paid by the town or regional school district for providing such services for children attending such private school and the state grant received by or due to such town or regional school district pursuant to subsections (b) and (c) of this section for providing such services, divided by (ii) the total number of children attending such private school and multiplied by (iii) the number of children who are residents of the town providing such services and who attend such private school.

      (e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section to the contrary, any town (1) in which more than four hundred children who are not residents of the state attend private nonprofit schools which are in the town and in which a majority of the children attending such schools are residents of the state and (2) for which the percentage of the amount paid from local tax revenues reimbursed to the local board of education pursuant to subsection (b) of this section is less than fifteen per cent may, at its discretion, provide such services to children in such private nonprofit schools who are not residents of the state.

      (f) The pay of certificated personnel shall be subject to the rules and regulations providing for deduction for the state Teacher's Retirement Fund by the board of education of such town applicable to certificated teaching personnel in the public schools of such town. This subsection shall be retroactive to July 1, 1968.

      (g) A town or regional school district may provide, at its own expense, the services of a school psychologist, speech remedial services, school social worker's services and special language teachers for non-English-speaking students to children attending private nonprofit schools in such town or district.

      (h) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2006, and June 30, 2007, the amount of the grants payable to local or regional boards of education in accordance with this section shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for purposes of this section.

      (i) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, and June 30, 2009, the amount of the grants payable to local or regional boards of education in accordance with this section shall be reduced proportionately if the total of such grants in such year exceeds the amount appropriated for purposes of this section.

      (1967, P.A. 481, S. 1, 2; 1969, P.A. 568, S. 1; 1972, P.A. 296, S. 1; P.A. 83-422, S. 1, 2; P.A. 84-255, S. 10, 21; P.A. 85-249, S. 1, 3; P.A. 88-360, S. 23, 63; P.A. 89-355, S. 6, 20; P.A. 90-225, S. 3, 10; 90-325, S. 28, 32; 91-303, S. 15, 22; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-7, S. 8, 22; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-2, S. 12, 165; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-1, S. 9, 54; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 1; P.A. 04-257, S. 11; P.A. 05-245, S. 14; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-3, S. 1.)

      History: 1969 act added Subsec. (c) re deductions from pay of certificated personnel; 1972 act amended Subsec. (a) to require health and welfare services in private schools when majority of students from Connecticut rather than from the municipality in which private school located; P.A. 83-422 amended Subsec. (a) to provide for method of determining when a majority of children attending private schools are from the state, and to add language concerning provision of clerical, supervisory and administrative services necessary to offer health and welfare services; P.A. 84-255 amended Subsecs. (a) and (b) adding reference to regional school districts; P.A. 85-249 amended section to permit towns to provide health and welfare services to children in prekindergarten programs in private nonprofit schools, to clarify that such services do not include special education services and to add a definition of residency; P.A. 88-360 added Subsec. (d) re reimbursement for health and welfare services for children attending incorporated or endowed high schools or academies; P.A. 89-355 in Subsec. (a) made the determination of the number of resident children based on the number enrolled on October first rather than the average of those enrolled on October first and May first and made a technical change, in Subsec. (b) provided that reimbursement from the state be a percentage of the amount paid from local tax revenues rather than the full amount paid from such revenues, added new Subsec. (c) designation, added new Subsec. (d) re reimbursement from sending school districts and private schools, relettered Subsec. (c) as Subsec. (e) and deleted obsolete former Subsec. (d) re reimbursement for providing health and welfare services to children attending incorporated or endowed high schools or academies; P.A. 90-225 in Subsec. (b)(1) limited the 45% to 90% reimbursement scale to reimbursement paid in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1990, provided that for fiscal years thereafter the scale be 10% to 90% with a minimum of 80% for certain towns and made a technical change, in Subsec. (c) specified that applications be filed not later than September fifteenth and that payment be made not later than the following January fifteenth, in Subsec. (d) limited the payments to towns by other towns and private schools to payments for services during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1989, and inserted a new Subdiv. (2) designation making previous Subdiv. (2) Subdiv. (3) and in Subsec. (e) made a technical change; P.A. 90-325 added new Subsec. (e) re certain towns' discretionary powers to provide health and welfare services to nonresident children enrolled in private schools and relettered Subsec. (e) as (f); P.A. 91-303 in Subsec. (a) added language specifying that towns need not provide services to children who are not residents of this state; June Sp. Sess. 91-7 removed the requirement to provide welfare services, including the services of a school psychologist, speech remedial services, school social worker's services, special language teachers for non-English-speaking students, and such clerical supervisory and administrative services necessary to the provision of health and welfare services, and added Subsec. (g) re towns' discretionary power to provide certain services at their own expense; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-2 amended Subsec. (b) to replace references to aid to families with dependent children with temporary family assistance and made technical changes, effective July 1, 1997; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-1 amended Subsec. (b)(1) to limit Subpara. (B)(ii) to the fiscal years ending June 30, 1991, to June 30, 2001, inclusive, and to add Subpara. (B)(iii) re the fiscal years ending June 30, 2002, and June 30, 2003, effective July 1, 2001; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 amended Subsec. (b)(1) by making grant permanent, effective August 20, 2003; P.A. 04-257 made technical changes in Subsec. (b)(1), effective June 14, 2004; P.A. 05-245 added new Subsec. (h) re proportional reduction of grants for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2006, and June 30, 2007, effective July 1, 2005; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-3 added Subsec. (i) re proportional reduction of grants for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2008, and June 30, 2009, effective July 1, 2007.

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