SECTION 1. Chapter 71, section 38G, of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “temporary certificate” the following definition:-
“Transition Services”, as defined in 20 USC 1401 (34), 34 CFR 300.43
SECTION 2. Chapter 71B of the General Laws, as so appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting section 3B at the end of section 3A.
A school committee shall employ transition coordinators with a specialist teacher license in Transition Services. A school committee shall employ the number of such transition coordinators necessary to adequately plan, coordinate, and provide transition services for the number of children with disabilities ages, 14-22 enrolled in its school district. The department shall promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of this section, and shall make best efforts to develop a full range of options for supporting the increase of transition coordinators including but limited to: loan forgiveness programs; scholarship programs, and targeted use of federal financial assistance.
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