The superintendent of public instruction may require districts to submit a collaborative request for payments under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act if it is determined that a single district or other public agency would be disapproved because the district or other public agency is unable to establish and maintain programs of sufficient size and scope to effectively meet the educational needs of special education students. Districts that apply for Part B funds in a collaborative request must meet the same minimum requirements as a single district or other public agency applicant. The request must be signed by the superintendent of each participating school district or other public agency. The districts are jointly responsible for implementing programs receiving payments under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The total amount of funds made available to the affected school districts or other public agencies shall be equal to the sum each would have received separately.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090(7) and 42 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq. 07-14-078, § 392-172A-06075, filed 6/29/07, effective 7/30/07.]