Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-8a-4 - Exemption procedures

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Upon receipt of a completed application, the Commissioner shall cause to be conducted an evaluation of the applicant. Within fifteen days following receipt of a completed application, the Commissioner shall appoint an on-site evaluation team and shall notify the applicant in writing of the initiation of the evaluation.
(b) The on-site evaluation shall be conducted by at least one employee of the State Board of Education and at least one other member who is knowledgeable and experienced in the operation of an independent educational institution. The Commissioner may appoint additional on-site evaluators as deemed necessary but in no case shall the on-site evaluation team exceed four persons. The employee of the State Board of Education shall serve as chairperson of the on-site evaluation team. The Commissioner shall provide each evaluator with a copy of the submitted application.
(c) The applicant may challenge any member of the on-site evaluation team for good cause shown. The challenge shall be in writing setting forth the reasons therefor and shall be filed with the Commissioner within seven days following receipt of notice of the appointment of the on-site evaluation team. The Commissioner shall render a decision within seven days of receipt of the challenge.
(d) A statement of evaluation procedures shall be sent to the applicant accompanying the notification of appointment of the on-site evaluation team.
(e) The report of the on-site evaluation team shall be prepared by the chairperson in consultation with each member of the on-site evaluation team. The report shall include the findings of the on-site evaluation team, including commendations and recommendation(s) for improvement, if any, and a recommendation for exemption, conditional exemption or denial. The report shall be submitted to the Commissioner within one hundred and twenty days of the receipt of the completed application.
(f) The Commissioner shall review the report of the on-site evaluation team and may consult any state agency for assistance. The Commissioner shall submit, in writing, to the State Board of Education, his/her recommendation concerning exemption, conditional exemption, or denial. Following action by the State Board of Education, the applicant shall be informed in writing of the exemption, conditional exemption, or denial of exemption within ten days of the action.
(g) The Commissioner shall be permitted to observe an exempted educational institution at any time upon reasonable notice.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-8a-4
Effective September 1, 1982

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