13-28-11. Child residing in residential treatment center or intensive residential treatment center--Responsibility for tuition.

If a child is residing in a residential treatment center or an intensive residential treatment center that provides an educational program through a school district, the school district in which the residential treatment center or intensive residential treatment center is located is responsible for providing an educational program for the child.

Tuition for a child who is not placed by an individualized education program team but is, at the time of placement , enrolled in a school district or state operated school must be paid as provided in § 13-13-87.

The provisions of this section and § 13-13-87 do not apply to any placement by the Department of Corrections or the Department of Social Services.

For purposes of this section, the term, school district, means a political subdivision of this state created in accordance with chapter 13-5.

For purposes of this section, the term, state operated school, means the South Dakota Human Services Center academic program, the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, or any school so designated by the South Dakota Board of Education Standards.

Source: SL 1959, ch 70; SDC Supp 1960, § 15.3003; SL 1965, ch 52; SL 1982, ch 143, § 4; SL 2013, ch 77, § 1; SL 2014, ch 85, § 1; SL 2016, ch 83, § 17; SL 2017, ch 79, § 1; SL 2022, ch 43, § 2.