PA 14-99—sSB 45
Committee on Children
Human Services Committee
AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN
SUMMARY: This act requires the superintendent of each school district providing education to a neglected or abused child committed to the custody of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to provide certain education-related information to DCF, the student's foster parent, and the student's attorney. The superintendent must describe the student's educational status and academic progress in a way substantially similar to the way the superintendent would describe this to parents or legal guardians of children not in DCF custody. The description must include information on the student's current level of educational performance, including (1) absenteeism and grade-level performance, (2) test results, (3) report cards, (4) individual success plans, and (5) discipline reports.
The act also requires DCF and the Judicial Branch's Court Support Services Division to promptly review a child's or youth's educational files when he or she enters a facility or school program they run or contract with to determine if the child or youth may be eligible for special education and related services under state law.
It also makes technical and conforming changes.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2014
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