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Special Education Inflation Rate Freeze

SECTION 48.   Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the operational services division which, under section 22N of chapter 7 of the General Laws, is responsible for determining prices for programs under chapter 71B of the General Laws, shall set those prices in fiscal year 2012 at the same level calculated for fiscal year 2011, except the prices for those programs for extraordinary relief, as defined in the division's regulations. Programs for which prices in fiscal year 2011 were lower than the full amount permitted by the operational services division may charge in fiscal year 2011 the full price calculated for fiscal year 2012.

This section freezes fiscal year 2012 special education school rates at fiscal year 2011 levels.