In September 2013, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was entered by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) to address specialized education services for children and youth placed in out of state placements by CFSA. On Oct. 10, 2017, the MOA was reauthorized by all participating agencies. The MOA clarifies each participating agency’s responsibility for District of Columbia wards receiving specialized educational services while placed and attending schools in other jurisdictions. It is the intent of this agreement to ensure that school aged children receiving specialized educational services receive free appropriate public education (FAPE) and are monitored accordingly under federal and local laws and regulations.
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