Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2016

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Special Education Inflation Rate Freeze

SECTION 33.   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 2016 at the same level calculated for fiscal year 2015, except the prices for those programs for extraordinary relief, as defined in the division's regulations. Programs for which prices in fiscal year 2015 were lower than the full amount permitted by the operational services division may charge in fiscal year 2016 the full price calculated for fiscal year 2015.

This section specifies that the state will pay private special education providers the same price that the state paid last fiscal year, except for those programs that qualify for "extraordinary relief" under Operational Service Division regulations.

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