Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency

Celebrating 20 Years Online 1996-2016

What's New
Guidance on Transportation and Suspensions
Alternate transportation must be provided or reimbursed by the district to avoid suspension from school:
square bullet Students who are suspended from the bus and miss school must be counted as suspended
   from school.
square bullet Students who are suspended from the bus and receive unreimbursed transportation from a
   parent or other support person must still be counted as suspended.
square bullet Only students who obtain alternate transportation that is reimbursed or provided by the district
   may be counted as in attendance at school during a bus suspension.
square bullet Letter to Sarzynski 
Newly released Medicaid Regulation - effective 3/18/13 
Under the new regulations, a public agency must obtain parental consent before the public agency
accesses a child’s or parent’s public benefits or insurance for the first time. This is a one-time consent,
i.e., the public agency is no longer required to obtain parental consent each time access to public
benefits or insurance is sought. The new regulations also require that the public agency provide
written notification to the child's parents, consistent with new §300.154(d)(2)(v), before parental
consent is obtained (see Q2). 34 CFR §300.154(d)(2)(iv).
square bullet IDEA Part B Final Regulations on Parental Consent