The bill amends provisions concerning students in out-of-home placement that mandate cooperation between schools and county departments of human or social services (county departments) relating to education. Specifically, the bill:
- Amends the definition of "student in out-of-home placement" to align with those students in custody of county departments;
- Streamlines billing practices for transportation services provided to students in out-of-home placement by requiring the use of invoices and forms approved by both the department of education and the state department of human services; and
- Authorizes school districts and the state charter school institute establishing transportation plans with county departments, as required by law, to establish transportation plans by region or through a board of cooperative services.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)