(1) OSPI must use the payments that would otherwise have been available to a school district to provide special education and related services directly to students eligible for special education in the area served by that school district, if the OSPI determines that the school district:
(a) Has not provided the information needed to establish the eligibility of the school district, or elected not to apply for its Part B allotment, under Part B of the act;
(b) Is unable to establish and maintain programs of FAPE that meet the requirements of this part;
(c) Is unable or unwilling to be consolidated with one or more school districts in order to establish and maintain the programs; or
(d) Has one or more students eligible for special education who can best be served by a regional or state program or service delivery system designed to meet the needs of these students.
(2)(a) In meeting the requirements in subsection (1) of this section, the OSPI may provide special education and related services directly, by contract, or through other arrangements.
(b) The excess cost requirements of WAC 392-172A-01075
do not apply to the OSPI.
(3) The OSPI may provide special education and related services in the manner and at the location as the OSPI considers appropriate. The education and services must be provided in accordance with this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090(7) and 42 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq. 07-14-078, § 392-172A-06090, filed 6/29/07, effective 7/30/07.]