(1) In accordance with rules adopted by the State Board of Education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall develop and administer a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency program of early childhood special education and early intervention services for preschool children with disabilities and may:
(a) Establish and designate service areas throughout the state for the delivery of early childhood special education and early intervention services that shall meet state and federal guidelines and be delivered to all eligible children.
(b) Designate in each service area a primary contractor that shall be responsible for the administration and coordination of early childhood special education and early intervention services to all eligible preschool children and their families residing in the service area.
(2) Early childhood special education and early intervention services shall:
(a) Participate in the planning process under ORS 417.777 to develop a voluntary local early childhood system plan; and
(b) Coordinate services with other services that are coordinated through the plan. The coordination of services shall be consistent with federal and state law.
(3) Preschool children with disabilities shall be considered residents of the service area where the children are currently living, including children living in public or private residential programs, hospitals and similar facilities.
(4) In addition to any other remedy or sanction that may be available, the Superintendent of Public Instruction may withhold funds and terminate the contract of any contractor that fails to comply with any provisions of the contract. [1991 c.749 §8; 1993 c.45 §232; 2001 c.831 §26]Section: Previous 343.441 343.445 343.450 343.455 343.460 343.465 343.470 343.475 343.480 343.485 343.490 343.495 343.498 343.499 343.500 Next
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