As used in this section, "participating county DD board" means a county board of developmental disabilities electing to participate in the provision of or contracting for educational services for children under division (D) of section 5126.05 of the Revised Code.
(A) When a school district, educational service center, or participating county DD board enters into an agreement or contract with another school district, educational service center, or participating county DD board to provide educational services to a disabled child during a school year, both of the following shall apply:
(1) Beginning with fiscal year 1999, if the provider of the services intends to increase the amount it charges for some or all of those services during the next school year or if the provider intends to cease offering all or part of those services during the next school year, the provider shall notify the entity for which the services are provided of these intended changes no later than the first day of March of the current fiscal year.
(2) Beginning with fiscal year 1999, if the entity for which services are provided intends to cease obtaining those services from the provider for the next school year or intends to change the type or amount of services it obtains from the provider for the next school year, the entity shall notify the service provider of these intended changes no later than the first day of March of the current fiscal year.
(B) School districts, educational service centers, participating county DD boards, and other applicable governmental entities shall collaborate where possible to maximize federal sources of revenue to provide additional funds for special education related services for disabled children. Annually, each school district shall report to the department of education any amounts of money the district received through such medical assistance program.
(C) The state board of education, the department of developmental disabilities, and the department of job and family services shall develop working agreements for pursuing additional funds for services for disabled children.
Amended by 128th General Assemblych.128,SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.
Effective Date: 07-01-2000; 07-01-2005