(a)  Implementation of the provisions of this Section which relate to providing special education and related services is the responsibility of the LEA.  All agencies not associated with local school administrative units, the Department of Health and Human Services or the Department of Correction must also meet the standards described in this Section if they provide educational services to children with special needs.  LEAs shall ensure that an agency meets these standards before they contract for services from such programs.

(b)  When a newly identified child with special needs has been diagnosed or evaluated by personnel under the Department of Health and Human Services, appropriate personnel from that department shall contact the LEA of the child's residence and inform that LEA in writing of the evaluation and results.

(c)  LEAs, including all local school administrative units and the Departments of Health and Human Services and Correction, shall work together to plan and implement programs and services for children with special needs.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 115C‑141;

Eff. July 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1999.