Article V – Placement and Attendance

Course and Educational Program Placement
What’s included:• Receiving state will initially honor placement based on the student’s enrollment in the sending state

• Receiving state may subsequently perform an evaluation to ensure the appropriate placement and continued enrollment

What’s not covered:• Guarantee of continued enrollment if not qualified

• Although the receiving school must demonstrate reasonable accommodation, there is no requirement to create a course or additional space

Special Education Services
What’s included:• Receiving state will initially provide services comparable to the ones identified in the students individual Education Plan from the sending state

• Receiving state may subsequently perform an evaluation to ensure the appropriate placement of the student

What’s not included:• A requirement to provide the exact programs as sending state

• Anything above the requirements in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Placement Flexibility
What’s included:• Allowing flexibility to the Local Education Agency (LEA) to waive course or program prerequisites or other preconditions if similar course work has been completed in another LEA (Many local officials had desired to make accommodations, but did not feel they had authority to do so; now, they will) What’s not included:• Mandatory waivers of prerequisites or preconditions

Absence Related to Deployment Activities
What’s included:• Flexibility for additional excused absences to visit the parent or legal guardian due to deployment Note: Deployment window is defined as one month before the member’s departure from their home station through six months after return to their home station What’s not included:• Requiring more than “reasonable accommodation” Note: Some states may not excuse absences during state testing or if the student has already missed so much school that additional absences will be detrimental

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