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List of Abbreviations and Glossary of Terms in the Local Financial Impact Review: Education Services for Students in Foster Care

A list of abbreviations and glossary of terms used in the Local Financial Impact Review.

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List of Abbreviations

CWA

Child Welfare Agency

DCF

Department of Children and Families

DESE

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

DLM

Division of Local Mandates

ESEA

Elementary and Secondary Education Act

ESSA

Every Student Succeeds Act

IEP

Individualized Education Plan

LEA

Local Education Agency (School District)

SEA

State Education Agency (DESE)

Glossary of Terms

District of Origin

“District of Origin” is the term of art used in federal legislation and regulatory guidance. In the Massachusetts context, it refers to the district where the student’s parents or legal guardian resides (with some exceptions) and where the student attended school before placement in foster care.

 

District of Placement

“District of Placement” refers to a community, other than the “District of Origin,” where the child is placed to live with a foster care family or in a congregate care facility.

Date published: April 23, 2019
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