(1) A school district who places a student eligible for special education with another public agency or approved nonpublic agency for special education and related services shall develop a written contract, interdistrict or interagency agreement which shall include, but not be limited to, the following elements:
(a) Names of the parties involved;
(b) The name(s) of the special education student(s) for whom the contract is drawn;
(c) Location and setting of the services to be provided;
(d) Description of services provided, program administration and supervision;
(e) Charges and reimbursement including billing and payment procedures;
(f) Total contract cost;
(g) Other contractual elements including those identified in WAC 392-121-188
that may be necessary to assure compliance with state and federal rules.
(2) Each school district must ensure that a student eligible for special education services placed in or referred to a nonpublic agency, other public agency, or other school district is provided special education and related services:
(a) In conformance with an IEP that meets the requirements of this chapter;
(b) At no cost to the parents.
(3) The student shall be provided with a FAPE that meet all general and special education regulations that apply to the student, except that the certificated special education endorsed teachers providing special education services do not have to meet the highly qualified standards for core academic content areas as described in section 9101 of the ESEA.
(4) The school district remains responsible for evaluations and IEP meetings for the student. If the school district requests that the nonpublic agency, or other public agency conduct evaluations or IEP meetings, the district will ensure that all applicable requirements of Part B of the act are met.
(5) The student has all of the rights of a student eligible for special education who is served within the school district.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090(7) and 42 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq. 07-14-078, § 392-172A-04085, filed 6/29/07, effective 7/30/07.]