Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-565 - Local tiny-k program responsibilities

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Each local tiny-k program shall have a local council that has as one of its purposes the coordination of part C for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
(1) The local council shall consist of members who reflect the community, including at least the following:
(A) A parent of a child who has received part C services;
(B) a representative of a health or medical agency;
(C) a representative of an educational agency;
(D) a representative of a social service agency; and
(E) a representative of the local tiny-k program.
(2) The names of local council members shall be submitted to and acknowledged by the lead agency.
(3) The chair of the local council shall be elected by the local council. The name of the local council chair shall be provided to the lead agency. A local council chair shall not be a local tiny-k program coordinator.
(4) The responsibilities of the local council shall include the following:
(A) Identifying local service providers who can provide early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families;
(B) advising and assisting local service providers; and
(C) communicating, combining, cooperating, and collaborating with other local councils on issues of concern.
(b) Each local tiny-k program coordinator, in collaboration with the local council, shall develop a plan describing the system for coordinating part C. The plan shall include the following:
(1) Identification of a local lead agency, which shall be acknowledged by the secretary of the lead agency;
(2) identification of a local fiscal agency, which shall be acknowledged by the secretary of the lead agency. The local lead agency and local fiscal agency may be the same agency, if the local lead agency is a legal entity;
(3) a description of identified community needs and resources;
(4) a description of written interagency agreements or memoranda of understanding and the way those agreements or memoranda are used in the development of an IFSP for eligible children and their families;
(5) a public awareness program that informs community members about child find, the central point of contact for the community, and the availability of early intervention services;
(6) a provision that part C shall be at no cost to eligible infants and toddlers and their families; and
(7) an assurance that the information regarding the plan is available in the community.
(c) Each local tiny-k program coordinator and local council requesting part C and state funds shall submit an annual grant application to the lead agency, which shall meet the following requirements:
(1) Include the plan for part C, as described in subsection (b); and
(2) be in compliance with the grant application materials provided by the lead agency.
(d) Each local tiny-k program shall be required to utilize multiple funding sources with part C funds utilized as the payor of last resort.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-565
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 75-5649; effective Jan. 30, 1995; amended Aug. 15, 1997; amended March 7, 2014.

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