§ 11.18. Nonresident children living in facilities or institutions.

 (a)  The board of school directors of a school district in which there is located a licensed shelter, group home, maternity home, residence, facility, orphanage or other institution for the care or training of children or adolescents, shall admit to the district’s public schools school age children who are living at or assigned to the facility or institution and who are residents of the district or another school district in this Commonwealth.

 (b)  The board of school directors of a school district in which a day treatment program, operated under approval from the Department of Public Welfare by a private children and youth agency, is located may purchase educational services for a child referred to the program under section 1310(b) of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. §  13-1310(b)).

 (c)  If the school district of residence of a child living at or assigned to a facility or institution, as described in subsection (a) or (b), cannot be determined, but it is decided by the Secretary that the child is a resident of this Commonwealth, the child shall be permitted to attend the public schools of the district. A child covered by this subsection shall include a child whom the Secretary finds to have been placed by the child’s resident parents or guardian in the care or custody of a Commonwealth facility and subsequently abandoned or deserted.

 (d)  The enrollment requirements outlined in §  11.11 (relating to entitlement of resident children to attend public schools) also apply to nonresident children living in facilities or institutions.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  11.18 issued under section 1317(a) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  367(a)); and sections 1327, 1330, 1372 and 1511 of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § §  13-1327, 13-1330, 13-1372 and 15-1511); amended under section 2603-B of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. §  26-2603-B).

Source

   The provisions of this §  11.18 adopted December 19, 1986, effective December 20, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 4874; amended October 22, 2004, effective October 23, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 5798. Immediately preceeding text appears at serial pages (279551) to (279552).

Cross References

   This section cited in 22 Pa. Code §  11.11 (relating to entitlement of resident children to attend public schools).



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