La. Ch.C. § 905.1 - Academic plan for children committed to the department of public safety and corrections

Cite as:La. Ch.C. § 905.1
Currency:Current with changes through the 2018 Third Extraordinary Legislative Session
 
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A. When a child is assigned to the secure custody of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections following an adjudication of delinquency, the department shall assess the child's academic grade level using a research-based diagnostic tool within thirty days of the child's admission to a secure care facility.

B. The department shall develop a written academic plan for the child based upon all of the following criteria for each individual child:

(1) Grade level diagnostic test results.

(2) Past academic performance.

(3) The individualized education plan or individualized learning plan, as applicable.

(4) The length of time the child will be in the department's secure custody.

C. If the child tests at grade level or above, the individualized education plan or individualized learning plan shall be structured to allow the child to timely prepare for or earn a high school diploma, General Educational Development Certification or certificate of achievement from the Special School District, during the period the child is in the department's secure custody.

D. If the child tests below grade level, the individualized education plan or individualized learning plan shall be structured, depending on the child's abilities, to bring the child's academic performance up to grade level or as reasonably close thereto as possible, during the period the child is in the department's secure custody.

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